InVitro DNA Synthesis as a Tool to Analyze and Alter Genes

  • Joachim Messing
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series


This overview describes some of the biochemical procedures which are used to analyze the primary structure of genetic information. This is one of the first steps in engineering genetic material so that it can be used for the production of materials in the medical, agricultural, and chemical industries. Another important step is the design and construction of synthetic genetic alterations either to explore function or to alter function in the sense of making a better product, e.g., yield, stability, higher activity, or specificity.


Biochemical Procedure Mispairing Base Infectious Phage Molecular Cloning Procedure Relate Gene Structure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Messing
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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