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Gene Transfer to Animal Cells

1st Edition

By Richard Twyman

Taylor & Francis

256 pages

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Paperback: 9781859962046
pub: 2004-12-23
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Description

Gene transfer to animal cells was first achieved more than thirty years ago. Since then, transformation technology has developed rapidly, resulting in a multitude of techniques for cell transformation and the creation of transgenic animals. As with any expanding technology, it becomes difficult to keep track of all the developments and to find a concise and comprehensive source of information that explains all the underlying principles.

Gene Transfer to Animals Cells addresses this problem by describing the principles behind gene transfer technologies, how gene expression is controlled in animal cells and how advanced strategies can be used to add, exchange or delete sequences from animal genomes in a conditional manner. A final chapter provides an overview of all the applications of animal cell transformation in farming, medicine and research.

Reviews

"This is an excellent book that will bring readers up to date with a broad range of experimental approaches for gene expression… The uniqueness of this volume is that it is broad in scope yet thorough in detail… This book is a must for anyone who seeks to keep abreast with this exciting endeavour." The Quarterly Review of Biology

Table of Contents

1. Basic Principles of Gene Transfer 2. Chemical and Physical Transfection 3. Cell-Mediated Gene Transfer 4. Gene Transfer using Viral Vectors 5. Genetic Manipulation of Animals 6. Gene Targeting in Animal Cells 7. Control of Transgene Expression 8. Transgene Behaviour 9. Additional Strategies for Transgene Inactivation 10. Applications of Gene Transfer

About the Series

Advanced Methods

The Advanced Methods series is intended for graduate researchers in the biological and biomedical life sciences. Titles contain both background information and detailed protocols and aim to give sufficient theory to enable users to adapt the given protocols to their own experimental system.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI010000
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCI029000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology