Genes and the Environment is concerned with genes and how their structures and activities can be influenced by current relevant environmental adversitises. The book aims to provide a brief, integrated coverage at a biochemical and molecular biological level of the various effects that environmental factors can have on our genes, and those of other organisms, together with the likely consequences.
1. Introduction: Genes and the Impact of the Environment Part One: Gene Damage: Its Limitation, Repair and Consequences 2. Environmental Factors that Damage DNA 3. Spontaneous Alterations to DNA 4. Possible Oxidative DNA Damage from Cellular Free Radicals 5. Detoxification and Antioxidant Defenses 6. DNA Repair Mechanisms 7. Genetic Information Flow 8. DNA Damage, Mutation, Cancer and Ageing, Part Two: Environmental Stress: Genomic Responses 9. Gene Activation and Environmental Stress 10. Stress Genes and Biotechnology Part Three: The Environment, Genes, Biodiversity and Cancer 11. Prospects.