A Short Guide to the Human GenomeBook - 2008
How many genes are in the human genome? Which genes are commonly associated with genetic diseases? How many mobile elements, simple sequence repeats, or protein kinases are encoded in the genome? What are the largest genes and proteins? How similar are human proteins to those of mouse, yeast,or bacteria? Although the human genome has been sequenced, it often can be surprisingly difficult to find answers to seemingly simple questions about its characteristics. This convenient handbook, written in question-and-answer format, allows researchers and teachers alike access to basic factsabout the human genome. Using a recent assembly of the human genome sequence, Stewart Scherer has compiled answers to a broad range of questions about the structure and function of the human genome. Answers to each question are presented in a direct, straightforward style. Numerous figures andtables are included to illustrate and summarize the information.
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2008
Branch Call Number: 599.935 S32s
Characteristics: xiv, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Human genome