Molecular Evolution, Producing the Biochemical Data: Part 2

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The critically acclaimed laboratory standard, Methods in Enzymology, is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. The series contains much material still relevant today - truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences.

Molecular Evolution Producing the Biochemical Data part B is a continuation of methods published in Part A (1993, volume 224). The work is a very methodological look at markers, templates, genomes, datasets and analyses used in studies of biological diversity.

* One of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry since 1955
* Frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike
* Truly an essential publication for anyone in any field of the life sciences
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Publisher
Elsevier
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Published on
Jun 15, 2005
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Pages
896
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ISBN
9780080455150
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Science / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
Science / Life Sciences / Molecular Biology
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Since the last Methods in Enzymology volume on this topic in 2000, Rho GTPases have continued to receive a huge amount of attention. The human genome sequence has revealed the full extent of the Rho GEF and Rho GAP families (over 80 members for each) and the challenge of identifying the molecular interactions and cellular pathways influenced by each of these regulators is a daunting prospect. This new volume, Regulators and Effectors of Small GTPases: Rho Family, describes some of the methods currently being used to examine Rho family GTPase regulation at the biochemical and cellular level.

Describes the methods currently being used to examine Rho family GTPase regulation at the biochemical and cellular levelsIncludes new imaging techniques that revolutionize the ability to visualize GTPase activitiesOver 150 international contributors
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