By Eberhard Passarge
A striking success via a unmarried author...concise yet informative...No geneticist or medical professional attracted to genetic ailments could be with out a replica of this notable edition." --American magazine of scientific Genetics
More than ever, an outstanding realizing of genetics is a basic section of all clinical and clinical academic courses, throughout almost all disciplines. And the applications--and implications--of genetic examine are on the middle of present clinical medical debates. thoroughly up to date and revised, the colour Atlas of Genetics is an worthwhile consultant for college students of medication and biology, clinicians, and a person else drawn to this speedily evolving box.
With greater than 2 hundred soaking up full-color plates concisely defined on dealing with pages, the atlas deals readers an easy-to-use, but remarkably precise advisor to key molecular, theoretical, and clinical features of genetics and genomics. short descriptions of various genetic ailments are incorporated, with references for extra designated info.
Readers will locate that this incomparable e-book offers a accomplished photo of the sector from its attention-grabbing historical past to its so much complex purposes.
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On the other hand, animals injected with strain R (rough) survived (2). When he inactivated the lethal S strain by heat, the animals also survived (3). Surprisingly, a mixture of the nonlethal R strain and the heat-inactivated S strain had the same lethal effect as the original S strain (4). When he found normal living pneumococci of the S strain in the animals’ blood, he concluded that cells of the R strain must have changed into cells of the S strain. This is called bacterial transformation. For some time, this surprising result could not be explained and was met with skepticism.
C. Derivatives of sugars large group of genetically determined syndromes, complex polysaccharides cannot be degraded owing to reduced or absent enzyme function (mucopolysaccharidoses, mucolipidoses) (see p. 358). D. Polysaccharides Short (oligosaccharides) and long chains of sugars and sugar derivatives (polysaccharides) form essential structural elements of the cell. , blood group antigens. Medical relevance Examples of human hereditary disorders in the metabolism of carbohydrates are: Diabetes mellitus (MIM 125850): a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose, with complex clinical and genetic features (see p.
The α carbon is asymmetric except in glycine; therefore, amino acids exist in two mirror-image forms, D (dextro) and L (levo) isomers. Only the L forms occur in proteins, with rare exceptions. Amino acids are ionized in neutral solutions, the amino group taking on a proton (—NH3+) and the carboxyl group dissociating (—COO–). Amino acids are classified according to their side chains and chemical reactivity. Each amino acid has its own three-letter and one-letter abbreviations. Essential amino acids for humans are valine (Val), leucine (Leu), isoleucine (Ile), phenylalanine (Phe), tryptophan (Trp), methionine (Met), threonine (Thr), and lysine (Lys).
Color Atlas of Genetics, Third Edition by Eberhard Passarge