By Israel Rosenfield, Edward Ziff, Borin Van Loon
With humor, intensity, and philosophical and historic perception, DNA reaches out to quite a lot of readers with its photograph portrayal of a sophisticated technology. compatible to be used out and in of the school room, this quantity covers DNA's many marvels, from its unique discovery in 1869 to early-twentieth-century debates at the mechanisms of inheritance and the deeper nature of life's evolution and variety.
Even readers who lack a heritage in technological know-how and philosophy will research an enormous quantity from this enticing narrative. The e-book elucidates DNA's courting to wellbeing and fitness and the reason and therapy of affliction. It additionally covers the production of latest existence types, nanomachines, and views on crime detection, and considers the philosophical resources of classical Darwinian conception and up to date, radical adjustments within the knowing of evolution itself. Already those advancements have profoundly affected our notions approximately dwelling issues. Borin Van Loon's funny illustrations recount the contributions of Gregor Mendel, Frederick Griffith, James Watson, and Francis Crick, between different biologists, scientists, and researchers, and vividly depict the trendy controversies surrounding the Human Genome undertaking and cloning.
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Extra resources for DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule that Shook the World
Levene’s tetranucleotide Hypothesis was incompatible with an informational role for Dna. and alfred mirsky, expert on chromatin, maintained that protein contaminants of transforming principle could be the true transforming agents – not Dna! 27 Dna is like a long string of beads in which each bead can be one of four kinds. information is coded in the order in which the beads are arranged on the string. the untied part of each bead is known as a “base” and has a name: adenine, guanine, cytosine, or thymine.
28 29 30 RNA is an abbreviation of Ribo Nucleic Acid DNA is an abbreviation of Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid 31 32 33 34 this chemical symmetry was at once intriguing and enigmatic. it suggested that there was an underlying regularity to the composition of Dna. but Chargaff’s rules on their own were insufficient to explain the regularities that Chargaff observed. 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 the X-ray diffraction pattern was in the form of a “maltese cross” characteristic of a helical molecule.
The untied part of each bead is known as a “base” and has a name: adenine, guanine, cytosine, or thymine. ) by 1900 all of these bases were known to chemists, and were classified into two groups: the purines, adenine and guanine; and the pyrimidines, cytosine, thymine, and uracil. these are abbreviated a, G, C, t, and u. 28 29 30 RNA is an abbreviation of Ribo Nucleic Acid DNA is an abbreviation of Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid 31 32 33 34 this chemical symmetry was at once intriguing and enigmatic. it suggested that there was an underlying regularity to the composition of Dna.
DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule that Shook the World by Israel Rosenfield, Edward Ziff, Borin Van Loon