By Shawn Doonan
Nucleic Acids describes the way the essentially very important organic actions of those molecules should be understood by way of their chemical buildings. The booklet makes a speciality of the chemistry of the deoxyribonucleic acids (DNA) and ribonucleic acids (RNA). besides the fact that, simply because nucleic acid chemistry can't be absolutely understood with no a few wisdom of the underlying biology, an excessive amount of the heritage biology can also be incorporated. starting with a concise assessment of the organic roles of nucleic acids, the textual content then discusses the parts from which they're made, and works up via nucleosides and nucleotides to the covalent buildings of the nucleic acids themselves. The double helical constitution of DNA and its implications for replication are then defined. this is often by means of an in depth remedy of the chemistry of the methods through which the knowledge encoded in DNA is expressed by way of the amino acid sequences of proteins. the ultimate bankruptcy describes smooth instruments of DNA research and the way they've been utilized in various contemporary purposes comparable to gene cloning, genome series research, and DNA fingerprinting. even if unique particularly at undergraduate chemistry scholars, Nucleic Acids can be of curiosity to undergraduates learning biochemistry. excellent for the wishes of undergraduate chemistry scholars, educational Chemistry Texts is a tremendous sequence including brief, unmarried subject or modular texts focusing on the basic components of chemistry taught in undergraduate technology classes. every one ebook presents a concise account of the elemental rules underlying a given topic, embodying an independent-learning philosophy and together with labored examples.