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The Resource The Delphic boat : what genomes tell us, Antoine Danchin ; translated by Alison Quayle

The Delphic boat : what genomes tell us, Antoine Danchin ; translated by Alison Quayle

Label
The Delphic boat : what genomes tell us
Title
The Delphic boat
Title remainder
what genomes tell us
Statement of responsibility
Antoine Danchin ; translated by Alison Quayle
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "By the end of 2001, almost 500 genome programs were completed or under way. Drawing upon what researchers worldwide are learning from the gene sequences of bacteria, plants, fungi, fruit flies, worms, and humans, Danchin shows us how genomes are far more than mere collections of genes. They are the means of transmitting the system of relationships making up a living cell from one generation to the next. Genomes are codes that govern the construction, operation, and survival of cells."
  • "The Delphic Boat shows us that life is both a complicated piece of chemical machinery that decodes genomes and a process that builds this machinery. The laws of physics or chemistry can only predict so much of this process. To truly understand life, we must understand spatial and temporal relationships between molecules that make up the cell, and how these molecules are coordinated. Danchin persuades us that if we can reach this level of understanding of genomes, we will be able to resolve the major biological puzzle of the twenty-first century: the enigma of the living machine that creates the living machine."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danchin, Antoine
Dewey number
572.8/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH447
LC item number
.D3613 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genomes
  • Genome
  • Genome Components
  • Genomic Library
Label
The Delphic boat : what genomes tell us, Antoine Danchin ; translated by Alison Quayle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exploring the first genomes -- The alphabetic metaphor of heredity -- What genomes can teach us -- Information and creation -- What is life? -- Epilogue: morality intrudes
Control code
50132274
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780674009301
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002027273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Delphic boat : what genomes tell us, Antoine Danchin ; translated by Alison Quayle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exploring the first genomes -- The alphabetic metaphor of heredity -- What genomes can teach us -- Information and creation -- What is life? -- Epilogue: morality intrudes
Control code
50132274
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780674009301
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002027273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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