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Biotechnology: DNA to Protein -- A Laboratory Project in Molecular Biology
This book serves as the lab manual for one of the Solano College laboratory courses that Jim teaches. It uses a semester long project where students manipulate genes for amylase and work with this important and interesting enzyme. It also integrates excellent exercises in bioinformatics and 3 D computer modeling of protein and DNA with the web lab procedures. But, there are a few things that really offend me. First, $65 for a very thin spiral bound book seems outrageously expensive. Also, until recently the bacterial strains weren't available through a third party vendor; they had to be ordered from ATCC; the publisher told me that this has been changed. Also, each experiment uses very expensive reagents. If you need the bacterial strains, contact Jim and he'll mail them to you.
Reviewed by:Jim DeKloe