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Title DNA polymerases : discovery, characterization, and functions in cellular DNA transactions / Ulrich Hübscher [and others]
Published Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xv, 321 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents History and discovery of DNA polymerases -- DNA polymerases in the three kingdoms of life: bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes -- Structural and functional aspects of the prokaryotic and archaea DNA polymerase families -- Structural and functional aspects of the eukaryotic DNA polymerase families -- Global functions of DNA polymerases -- Viral DNA polymerases -- Synthetic evolution of DNA polymerases with novel properties -- DNA polymerases and diseases -- DNA polymerases and chemotherapy
Summary Maintenance of the information embedded in the genomic DNA sequence is essential for life. DNA polymerases play pivotal roles in the complex physiological processes of DNA replication and repair. Besides the tasks in vivo, DNA polymerases are the workhorses in numerous biotechniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cDNA cloning, genome sequencing, nucleic acids-based diagnostics, as well as techniques to analyze ancient and otherwise damaged DNA. The authors have recently witnessed the discovery of a plethora of novel DNA polymerases with specialized properties whose physiological func
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject DNA polymerases.
DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Genetics & Genomics.
DNA polymerases.
Form Electronic book
Author Hübscher, Ulrich
ISBN 9789814299176