The Ribonucleic Acids

  • P. R. Stewart
  • D. S. Letham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. D. S. Letham, P. R. Stewart, G. D. Clark-Walker
    Pages 1-6
  3. G. M. Polya
    Pages 7-36
  4. H. Naora
    Pages 37-58
  5. A. J. Howells
    Pages 59-80
  6. D. S. Letham
    Pages 81-106
  7. L. Dalgarno, J. Shine
    Pages 107-134
  8. G. D. Clark-Walker
    Pages 135-158
  9. P. R. Stewart
    Pages 159-177
  10. P. R. Whitfeld
    Pages 179-206
  11. A. J. Gibbs, J. J. Skehel
    Pages 207-242
  12. Rozanne Poulson
    Pages 243-261
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 263-270

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 scattered nature of this information makes it difficult for the newcomer to the field of ribonucleic acid biochemistry to obtain a general oversight of current activity and new advances. Moreover, the reviews available for the most part are concerned with rather insular aspects of these ubiquitous molecules, or in the case of text-books, the subject is treated as part of a general out­ line of properties of nucleic acids and thus often tends to be­ superficial. With these considerations in mind, a postgraduate course was instituted in the university in Canberra to attempt to provide a comprehensive, though not excessively detailed, outline of the biological roles of RNA. The course was designed for students with a sound undergraduate training in biochemistry, but other­ wise with a wide variety of biological interests-plant physiology, virology, organelle biochemistry, genetics. The chapters in this book represent the matter of that course.


DNA Organelle RNA biochemistry biology genetics physiology plant physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • P. R. Stewart
    • 1
  • D. S. Letham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Development Biology, Research School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Advanced StudiesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00501-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-00499-9
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