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Guidance for ‘Uninitiated’ Readers

  • Eric Reid
  • G. M. W. Cook
  • D. J. Morré
Part of the Methodological Surveys in Biochemistry and Analysis book series (MSBA, volume 15B)

Abstract

Quite wide coverage of principles and approaches in the molecular biology field is to be found in a techniques book [1] that can be afforded as a paperback desk companion. It explains, for example, plasmid mystique and a conventional nomenclature: ‘pAZ123’ signifies plasmid no. 123 developed by the investigator or group ‘AZ’. There is good attention to sequencing, and to electrophoretic techniques including blotting although ‘Immunoblotting’ is not indexed — nor is ‘Hybridoma’ to be found, even in the valuable Glossary. ‘Blind spots’ such as the latter call for recourse to an account — suitably an elementary book [e.g. 2, 3] - or sketch such as a pair of diagnostically slanted reviews [4], the first of which has the title Hybridoma — An Immunochemical Laser. For general back-up the book Antibody as a Tool [5] may be helpful, or an immunology textbook notwithstanding shortcomings such as, in [6], non-mention of ‘hybridoma’ and ‘monoclonal’. The routine use of MAb’s is exemplified by articles on diagnosis in bacteriology and virology [7] and on freeze-drying in immunocytochemistry [8].

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Reid
    • 1
  • G. M. W. Cook
    • 2
  • D. J. Morré
    • 3
  1. 1.Guildford Academic AssociatesGuildfordUK
  2. 2.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Cancer CenterPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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