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Lewin's Essential GENES + Navigate 2 Companion Website, 4th Edition

  • Jocelyn E. Krebs
  • Elliott S. Goldstein
  • Stephen T. Kilpatrick
  • ISBN-10: 1284173135
  • ISBN-13: 9781284173130
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Lewin’s Essential GENES, Fourth Edition provides a clear and concise overview, as well as up-to-date concepts and techniques in the area of molecular genetics. This text focuses on essential topics, background, and introductory material on the structure and function of genes and genomes and their associated cellular processes. The Fourth Edition is organized into four parts. Part I: Genes and Chromosomes, Part II: DNA Replication and Recombination, Part III: Gene Expression, and Part IV: Gene Regulation. The content of the text has been added and updated to reflect the research advances in many fields, particularly in Chromatin, Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation, and Epigenetics. Each new print copy includes a Navigate 2 Companion Website that features interactive and informative learning resources that gauge understanding and help students study more effectively.


  • CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is discussed in multipleChapters from different perspectives

  • A general reorganization for a more logical flow of topics

  • Unique pedological features that help students with historical context, give opportunities for practice and assessment, and use critical thinking skills to fully understand the material

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Genes Are DNA and Encode RNAs and Polypeptides
Chapter 2 Methods in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Chapter 3 The Interrupted Gene
Chapter 4 The Content of the Genome
Chapter 5 Genome Sequences and Evolution
Chapter 6 Clusters and Repeats
Chapter 7 Chromosomes
Chapter 8 Chromatin
Chapter 9 Replication Is Connected to the Cell Cycle
Chapter 10 The Replicon: Initiation of Replication
Chapter 11 DNA Replication
Chapter 12 Extrachromosomal Replicons
Chapter 13 Homologous and Site-Specific Recombination
Chapter 14 Repair Systems
Chapter 15 Transposable Elements and Retroviruses
Chapter 16 Prokaryotic Transcription
Chapter 17 Eukaryotic Transcription
Chapter 18 RNA Splicing and Processing
Chapter 19 mRNA Stability and Localization
Chapter 20 Catalytic RNA
Chapter 21 Translation
Chapter 22 Using the Genetic Code
Chapter 23 The Operon
Chapter 24 Phage Strategies
Chapter 25 Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation
Chapter 26 Epigenetics
Chapter 27 Noncoding RNA
Chapter 28 Regulatory RNA