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    The book explains the methods for the isolation of DNA and RNA as well as electrophoresis techniques for DNA, RNA and proteins. It discusses DNA manipulation by restriction digestion and construction of recombinant DNA by ligation. Besides, the book focuses on various methodologies for DNA transformation and molecular hybridization. While discussing all these techniques, the book puts emphasis on important techniques such as DNA isolation from Gram positive bacteria including Bacillus sp., the slot-lysis electrophoresis technique which is useful in DNA profile analysis of both Gram negative and positive bacteria, plasmid transduction in Bacillus sp., and the conjugal transfer of plasmid DNA in cyanobacteria, Bacillus and Agrobacterium tumefaciens. 

  • Living With The Genome

    This book brings us up to date with important contributions from the authoritative Encyclopedia of the Human Genome on the urgent social, legal and ethical aspects of the Human Genome enterprise, accessibly written and introduced for the undergraduate, postgraduate and general reader.


    Symposium E, "Materials and Physics of Emerging Nonvolatile Memories," was held April 9-13 at the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California, which was a follow up of previous symposia on nonvolatile memories. In this year's symposium, 127 papers were presented in 11 sessions, including 17 invited talks, 53 oral and 57 poster contributions. Such a large number of paper submissions and high attendance in the symposium indicate continuous strong interest and worldwide research efforts in the field of nonvolatile memories. Main research areas featured in Symposium E were advanced flash and nanofloating gate memories, ferroelectric and magnetoresistive memories, organic and molecular memories, memristors and resistive switching memories, and phase-change memories.


    This book is an introduction to the quantum theory of materials and first-principles computational materials modelling. It explains how to use density functional theory as a practical tool for calculating the properties of materials without using any empirical parameters. The structural, mechanical, optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of materials are described within a single unified conceptual framework, rooted in the Schrodinger equation of quantum mechanics, and powered by density functional theory. 


    Inferring the precise locations and splicing patterns of genes in DNA is a difficult but important task, with broad applications to biomedicine. The mathematical and statistical techniques that have been applied to this problem are surveyed and organized into a logical framework based on the theory of parsing. Both established approaches and methods at the forefront of current research are discussed. Numerous case studies of existing software systems are provided, in addition to detailed examples that work through the actual implementation of effective gene-predictors using hidden Markov models and other machine-learning techniques. Background material on probability theory, discrete mathematics, computer science, and molecular biology is provided, making the book accessible to students