Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,738,802 articles and books

Origin and evolution of telomeres.


Origin and evolution of telomeres.

Ed. by Jozef Nosek and Lubomir Tomaska.

Landes Bioscience


176 pages



Molecular Biology molecular biology, scientific study of the molecular basis of life processes, including cellular respiration, excretion, and reproduction. The term molecular biology was coined in 1938 by Warren Weaver, then director of the natural sciences program at the Rockefeller  Intelligence Unit series


Telomeres have attracted attention as "molecular clocks" that may extend cell longevity, consequently having implications for treating degenerative diseases A degenerative disease is a disease in which the function or structure of the affected tissues or organs will progressively deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits.  and perhaps extending life itself. Introducing telomeres as representing an evolutionary advance, Nosek and Tomaska (in the departments of biochemistry and genetics, respectively, Comenius U., Bratislava, Slovakia) focus on those found at the ends of the linear form of chromosomes that are involved in the reproduction of eukaryotic cells Eukaryotic Cell is an academic journal published by the American Society for Microbiology. The title is commonly abbreviated EC and the ISSN is 1535-9778 for the print version, and 1535-9786 for the electronic version. External links
Eukaryotic Cell
 (those with nuclei). International contributors to a dozen chapters examine telomeres' properties, replication strategies, and roles--perhaps as "double agents"--in the evolution of the genome from prokaryotic pro·kar·y·ote also pro·car·y·ote  
An organism of the kingdom Monera (or Prokaryotae), comprising the bacteria and cyanobacteria, characterized by the absence of a distinct, membrane-bound nucleus or membrane-bound organelles, and by DNA that
 cells (those without nuclei), and tumor tumor: see neoplasm.  expression/suppression.

([c]20082005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
COPYRIGHT 2008 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:SciTech Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2008
Previous Article:Introduction to general, organic, and biochemistry, 9th ed.
Next Article:Medical decision making; a physician's guide.

Related Articles
The New York Times Book of Fossils and Evolution.
Households, sects, and the origins of rabbinic Judaism.
Annual review of microbiology; v.59, 2005.
Telomeres, 2d ed.
Cultural anthropology, 9th ed.
World encyclopedia of police forces and correctional systems, 2d ed.; 2v.
21st Century Astronomy, 2d ed.
Gene and protein evolution.
Origin and evolution of languages; approaches, models, paradigms.
Reactive and functional polymers research advances.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters