© 1977

The Ribonucleic Acids

  • P. R. Stewart
  • D. S. Letham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. D. S. Letham, P. R. Stewart
    Pages 1-8
  3. Gideon M. Polya
    Pages 9-41
  4. H. Naora
    Pages 43-80
  5. J. M. Adams
    Pages 81-128
  6. D. S. Letham, R. E. H. Wettenhall
    Pages 129-193
  7. L. Dalgarno, J. Shine
    Pages 195-232
  8. R. E. H. Wettenhall, G. D. Clark-Walker
    Pages 233-269
  9. P. R. Stewart
    Pages 271-295
  10. P. R. Whitfeld
    Pages 297-332
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 369-374

About this book


The central role of the ribonucleic acids (RNA) in mediating the expression of information encoded in DNA in living cells is now well established. Research in this area of biology continues at a remarkable rate, and new and significant information appears almost daily in a wide range of journals, published symposia and specialist reviews. The diverse nature of this information makes it difficult for the newcomer to the field of RNA biochemistry to obtain a general view of established concepts, current activity, and new advances. Moreover, the reviews available are frequently concerned with insular aspects of these Ubiquitous molecules, or in the case of text­ books, the subject is treated as part of a general outline of proper­ ties of nucleic acids and thus may be superficial. The authors of the chapters in this collection attempt to provide a comprehensive, though not overly detailed, outline of the biologi­ cal roles of RNA. They have written for students with basic training in biochemistry, but otherwise with a wide variety of biological interests-plant physiology, virology, organelle bio­ chemistry, genetics, cell biology, differentiation and development. Viral RNA, which was dealt with as a separate chapter in the first edition, has been deleted from this edition because it is an unman­ ageably large single topic, and at the same time is addressed in a number of ways in many different places in the book.


Cytokinin Elongation Regulation Ribonukleinsäure Termination Translation chromosome eukaryote fungi gene expression genes tRNA transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • P. R. Stewart
    • 1
  • D. S. Letham
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of ScienceAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Development Biology, Research School of Biological SciencesInstitute of Advanced Studies, Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Ribonucleic Acids
  • Editors P.R. Stewart
    D.S. Letham
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90281-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6362-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-6360-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages , 374
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
    Life Sciences, general
    Human Genetics
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