Methods 643

Techniques of Molecular Biology 647 INTRODUCTION 647 NUCLEIC ACIDS 648

Electrophoresis through a Gel Separates DNA and RNA Molecules According to Size 648 Restriction Endonucleases Cleave DNA Molecules at Particular Sites 649 DNA Hybridization Can Be Used to Identify Specific DNA Molecules 651 Hybridization Probes Can Identify

FJectrophorettcally-Separated DNA s and RNAs 652 Isolation of Specific Segments of DNA 653 DNA Cloning 654 Cloning DNA in Plasmid Vectors 654 Vector DNA Can Be Introduced into Host Organisms by Transformation 655 Libraries of DNA Molecules Can Be Created by Cloning 656 Hybridization Can 13e Used to Identify7 a Specific

Clone m a DNA Library 657 Chemically Synthesized Oligonucleotides 657 The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Amplifies DN As by Repeated Rounds of DNA Replication in vitro 658 Nested Sets of DNA Fragments

Reveal Nucleotide Sequences 660 Box 20-1 Foremics and the Polymerase Chain Reaction 661

Shotgun Sequencing a Bacterial Genome 663 The Shotgun Strategy Permits a Partial Assembly of Large Genome Sequences 664 Box 20-2 Sequemitors Are Used far High Throughput Sequencing 665

The Paired-End Strategy Permits the Assembly of Large Genome Scaffolds 666 Genome-Wide Analyses 667 Comparative Genome Analysis 669 PROTEINS 672 Specific Proteins Can Be Purified from Cell Extracts 672

Purification of a Protein Requires a Specific Assay 673 Preparation of Cell Extracts Containing Active Proteins 673 Proteins Can Be Separated from One Another Using

Column Chromatography 673 Affinity Chromatography Can Facilitate More R;-ipid

Protein Purification 674 Separation of Proteins on Polyacrylamide Gels 675 Antibodies Visualize Eleeirophoretically-Separated

Proteins 676 Protein Molecules Can Be Directly Sequenced 676 Proteomics 677 Bibliography 679

xxvi Detailed Contents

CHAPTER 21 Model Organisms 681 BACTERIOPHAGE 682

Assays of Phage Growth 684 The Single-Step Growth Curve 685 Phage Crossses and Complementation Tests 685 Transduction and Recombinant DNA 686 BACTERIA 687 Assays of Bacterial Growth 687 Bacteria Exchange DNA by Sexual Conjugation, Phage-Mediated Transduction, and DNA-Mediated Transformation 688 Bacterial PI asm ids Can Be Used as Cloning Vectors 689 Transposons Can Be Used to Generate lnsertional Mutations and Gene and Operon Fusions 689 Studies on the Molecular Biology of Bacteria Have Been Enhanced by Recombinant DNA Technology, Whole-Genome Sequencing, and Transcriptional Profiling 690 Biochemical Analysis Is Especially Powerful in Simple Cells with Well-Developed Toots of Traditional and Molecular Genetics 691 Bacteria Are Accessible to Cytological Analysis 691 Phage and Bacteria Told Us Most of the Fundamental Things about the Gene 692 BAKER'S YEAST, Sticcharomyces cerevisiae 693 The Existence of Haploid and Diploid Cells Facilitate

Genetic Analysis of S. cercvisiae 693 Generating Precise Mutations in Yeast Is Easy 694 S. cereinsiae Has a Small, Well-Characterized Genome 694 S. cerevisiae Cells Change Shape as They Grow 695

THE NEMATODE WORM, Caenorhabdiiis etegmts 696

C. elegpm Has a Very Rapid Life Cycle 696 C. eiegans Is Composed of Relatively Few, Well Studied Cell Lineages 697 The Cell Death Pathway Was Discovered in C. elegans 698 RNAi Was Discovered in C. elegans 698 THE FRU IT FLY, Drosopfula melanogaster 699 Drosopfula Has a Rapid Life Cycle 699 The First Genome Maps Were Produced in Drosophiia 700 Genetic Mosaics Permit the Analysis of Lethal Genes in Adult Flies 702 The Yeasr FLP Recombinase Permits the Efficient

Production of Genetic Mosaics 703 It Is Easy to Create Transgenic Fruit Flies that Carry Foreign DNA 703 THE HOUSE MOUSE, Mus mwscutus 705 Mouse Embryonic Development Depends on Stem Cells 706 It Is Easy to Introduce Foreign DNA

into the Mouse Embryo 707 Homologous Recombination Permits the Selective Ablation of Individual Genes 707 Mice Exhibit Epigenetic Inheritance 709 Bibliography 711

Index 713

Class Testers and Reviewers

We wish to thank all of the instructors tor their thoughtful suggestions and comments, including;

Chapter Reviewers

Ann Aguanrio, Man'movnt Manhattan College Charles F. Austerberry, Creighton University David G. Rear, University of New Mexico

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San Bernardino John Boyle, Mississippi State University Suzanne Rradshaw, University of Cincinnati John G. Burr, f diversity of Texas at Dallas Michae! A. Campbell, Pennsylvania State

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Curtis Loer, University of San Diego

Virginia McDonough, Hope College

Michael J, Mcpherson. University of Leeds

Victoria Meiler, Tufts University

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David Mullin, Tulane University

Jeffrey D. Newman, Lycoming College

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Quinn Vega, Montclair State University

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Class Testers

Charles F. Austerberry, Creighton University Chrisline E. Bezotte, Elmira College Astrid Helfant, Hamilton College Gerald Joyce, The Scripps Research Institute Jocclyn Krebs, University of Alaska, Anchorage Cran Lucas, Louisiana State University in Shieveporl Anthony J. Ofsuka, Illinois State University Charles Poison, Florida institute of Technology Ming-Che Shih, University of Iowa

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