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Molecular Biology Problem Solver

A Laboratory Guide


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ISBN
0471461032,
Language
English
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Subject Molecular biology -- Methodology.

Description

Most research in the life sciences involves a core set of molecular-based equipment and methods, for which there is no shortage of step-by-step protocols. Nonetheless, there remains an exceedingly high number of inquiries placed to commercial technical support groups, especially regarding problems. Molecular Biology Problem Solver: A Laboratory Guide asks the reader to consider crucial questions, such as: Have you selected the most appropriate research strategy? Have you identified the issues critical to your successful application of a technique? Are you familiar with the limitations of a given technique? When should common procedural rules of thumb not be applied? What strategies could you apply to resolve a problem? A unique question-based format reviews common assumptions and laboratory practices, with the aim of offering a firm understanding of how techniques and procedures work, as well as how to avoid problems. Some major issues explored by the book's expert contributors include: Working safely with biological samples and radioactive materials DNA and RNA purification PCR Protein and nucleid acid hybridization Prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems Properly using and maintaining laboratory equipment


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