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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Genetic Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Genetic Engineering along with reviews.

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1. Genetic Engineering

1. “Principles of Gene Manipulation: An Introduction To Genetic Engineering” by Old RW and Primrose SB

“Principles of Gene Manipulation: An Introduction To Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for advanced level undergraduates, with a basic understanding of genetics. In its sixth edition, the book provides an introduction to the area of genetic engineering of plants, animals and microbes. The book has been updated to include all relevant research. The final chapter has been structured into six themes. It includes topics ranging from nucleic acids as diagnostic tools to modern plant breeding.

2. “Current Protocols In Molecular Biology” by Ansubel FM
3. “Methods In Enzymology” by Berger Sl and Kimmer AR

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“Methods In Enzymology” Book Review: This book is designed for students, researchers and beginners in this field. The book starts with the basics of basic techniques of DNA technology. The book also includes a series of sections addressing commonly met problems. The methods have been written by 87 experts. The book also emphasises on strategies for choosing alternative methods.

4. “Genetic Engineering” by Sandhya Mitra

“Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed to provide students with the important concepts in genetic engineering in a very student-friendly manner to enable students to grasp information easily. It is currently in its second edition. The book presents readers with an insight into manipulating biological systems for the benefit of humankind. The entire genetic engineering curricula is well covered in the book. Methods to culture eukaryotic systems are included along with fundamental immunological techniques. Over 60 Laboratory exercises are included so students can test their knowledge.

5. “Genetic Engineering” by Verma P S and Agarwal V K

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“Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book is developed for B.Sc., students of all Indian Universities. It can also be used by students of M.Sc. BE/B.Tech and those giving Medical entrance exams. The information is given in simple,clear language and student friendly style. The book includes well explained pictures to support and clarify text. The book also contains Glossary and Index at the end of the book helps students for easy reference and understanding.

6. “An Introduction to Genetic Engineering” by Nicholl

“An Introduction to Genetic Engineering, 3rd Edition (South Asian Edition)” Book Review: This textbook, which is currently in its third edition, is designed for undergraduate students interested in genetic engineering. It provides fundamental concepts needed to understand the basics of genetic engineering such as gene manipulation. The book is split in three sections; the first section lays a foundation to the relevant basic molecular biology,the second shows the processes used to manipulate genes and the third displays applications of the technology. There is a new chapter set apart for the emerging importance of bioinformatics as a distinct discipline. There are also text boxes that show key points in the topics in the book. Chapter summaries that specify aims and learning outcomes are also added. All the information in the book are in a student friendly manner.

7. “Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering” by L M Narayanan and A Mani

“Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering” Book Review: The book introduces the techniques and principles of molecular biology and genetic engineering to the students.The fundamental concepts are explained in a clear style. The book is written from the exam point of view. The book includes all relevant points. The way of presentation of contents is also very detailed. The book included neatly drawn diagrams.

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8. “Genetic Engineering (Medical Persectives)” by J Williams and A Ceccarelli

“Genetic Engineering (Medical Perspectives)” Book Review: This book is helpful for students, clinicians and researchers new to the subject. This book provides a brief introduction to all the key technologies of genetic engineering, including PCR, hybridization methods etc. The book also includes an important section on the future prospects for genetic engineering.

9. “Genetically Engineered Marine Organisms: Environmental and Economic Risks and Benefits” by Raymond A Zilinskas and Peter J Balint

“Genetically Engineered Marine Organisms: Environmental and Economic Risks and Benefits” Book Review: This book focuses on marine biotechnology with regulatory and economic implications. It includes government agencies for risk assessment. It explains how the complex issues of biotechnology can be solved and marine ecology. It acts as a reference for industry personnel in the field of marine biotechnology. It also acts as a guide for administrators, scientists and policy analysts engaged in marine fisheries.


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2. Chromosomes, Genes and Genetic Engineering

1. “Genetic Engineering” by Smita Rastogi and Neelam Pathak

“Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This is a book that clearly explains the fundamental concepts in genetic engineering which are gene cloning,restriction endonucleases, chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides, cDNA synthesis, plasmids, and polymerase chain reaction. It is written in a very detailed manner so readers from different backgrounds can use the book. There are also discrete chapters on molecular markets and public concerns. Every chapter in the book starts with the chapter’s objectives and a detailed recap of the principal concepts is given at the end of the chapter after that the review questions and exercises are included. The book has made use of very interesting facts and stories.

2. “Principles of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering” by A J Nair

“Principles of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This is a book meant to show the technology supporting biological processes and the usage of this technology in the research of key building blocks of the body, growth and cultivation of plants and animal cells. It explains the processes of genetics and molecular biology in comprehending the concepts of genetics, genomic functions and gene expression in a very understandable way. It also describes the processes of biotechnology like recombinant DNA technology and bioinformatics.The pragmatic results of these processes like how genetic manipulation is applied,its advantages and what the bigger issues concerning the use of this technology, have been discussed with examples. Undergraduates and postgraduates in the biological science, genetic engineering and biotechnology fields would certainly find it beneficial.

3. “Genetics and Genetic Engineering” by A Mani

“Genetics and Genetic Engineering” Book Review: The book is divided into two parts: the genetics section and the genetic engineering section. The first section covers fundamental concepts surrounding genetics such as the introduction to genetics, the genetic interaction, sex determination in animals, mutation human chromosomes, chromosomal abnormalities, syndromes, genetic councseling,effect of drugs on human heredity and inbreeding and outreeding. The second section covers key concepts in genetic engineering, tools used in genetic engineering, genetically engineered microorganisms and other important notions in genetic engineering.

4. “Chromosome and Genomic Engineering in Plants: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Minoru Murata

“Chromosome and Genomic Engineering in Plants: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book gathers protocols for chromosome engineering and genome editing in two recently developed approaches for manipulating chromosomal and genomic DNA in plants. The first approach in the book is a plant chromosome vector system that allows the introduction of desired genes or DNA into certain sites on the chromosome vector explicitly by sequence-specific recombination. The second approach in the book is genome-editing that makes it feasible to introduce mutations into any of the genes of DNA that we want to alter. Additionally, this book covers other related techniques used to accelerate progress in plant chromosome and genome engineering.

5. “Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics” by Sandy B Primrose and Richard Twyman

“Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics” Book Review: This book, which is in its 7th edition, is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in genetics, genomics, molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology. It expands on the rising integration between gene manipulation and genomics. Fundamental and up to date gene manipulation methods, genome analysis, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics are expanded on. Two new chapters on the applications of genomics are also added. Finally there is a link to a website where students and lecturers can have access to informative materials, multiple choice questions,websites related to the subject matter and all the artwork in a downloadable format.

6. “Genetic Engineering Cloning DNA (Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods)” by David M Glover
7. “From Genes to Genomes: Concepts and Applications of DNA Technology” by Jeremy W Dale and Malcolm von Schantz

“From Genes to Genomes: Concepts and Applications of DNA Technology” Book Review: This textbook is focused on introducing the major methods and concepts involved in cloning genes and in examining their expressions and variations. This is the third edition so it is well updated with different details like better description of whole-genome sequencing technologies and improved treatment of bioinformatics. There are also well illustrated diagrams in every part of the book. There is a link to a website designed to show the figure necessary to the subject matter in the book. Anybody interested in molecular genetics would certainly find this book useful.

8. “Plant Cold Hardiness: Gene Regulation and Genetic Engineering” by imusti

“Plant Cold Hardiness: Gene Regulation and Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book is inspired majorly from presentations at the 6 International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar (PCHS) by over one hundred scientists from about twenty countries. The facts assembled represent the up to date research in plant cold hardiness in terms of gene regulation, gene expression, signal transduction, the physiology of cold hardiness and lastly the genetic engineering for cold tolerant plants.

9. “Gene Therapy: Therapeutic Mechanisms And Strategies” by Nancy Smyth Templeton


3. Genetics, Molecular Genetics

1. “Principles of Genetics” by Gardner and Simmons

“Principles of Genetics” Book Review: This book is written for biology students and people interested in genetics. This book elaborately covers topics like the founding principles of genetics along with the latest developments in genetics research. Application of genetics in agriculture and medicine are also covered. Other topics like mendelian genetics, cell mechanics, gene expression and mutation are also explained. This book also contains illustrations for better understanding.

2. “Concepts of Genetics” by Klug/Cummings/Spencer
3. “Genetics” by P S Verma and V K Agarwal
4. “Principles of Genetics” by Robert Tamarin
5. “Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes” by Daniel L Hartl and Maryellen Ruvolo

“Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes” Book Review: This book is written for college level students enrolled in biology courses. This book provides comprehensive explanations about genetics and genomics. Topics like transmission genetics, molecular genetics and evolutionary genetics are explained elaborately. Other topics related to genetics like genes, genomes, chromosomes and sex-chromosome inheritance genetic linkage are covered in this book.

6. “Molecular genetics: At a glance” by Phundan Singh
7. “Genetics: A Molecular Approach” by Dr Terry Brown

“Genetics: A Molecular Approach” Book Review: This book is written for biology students and people interested in genetics. This book explains the basic principles of molecular biology and genetics. It is ideal for modern introductory courses related to these subjects. It describes the molecular nature of the gene in detail along with discussing genetic analysis. This book also explains the new discoveries in the field of genetics.

8. “Problems on Genetics Molecular Genetics and Evolutionary Genetics” by Pranab Kumar Banerjee

“Problems on Genetics Molecular Genetics and Evolutionary Genetics” Book Review: DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE.
9. “Genetics and Molecular Biology: With Fundamentals of Biostatistics” by David Hyde

“Genetics and Molecular Biology: With Fundamentals of Biostatistics” Book Review:This book is written for biology students and people interested in genetics and molecular biology. This book teaches the principles of genetics that teaches students how to manipulate genetic data. It also includes an elaborate explanation on many topics related to genetics and molecular biology.

10. “A Textbook of Genetics and Molecular Biology” by Sabyasachi Roychoudhuri


4. Advanced Human Genetics

1. “Advances in Human Genetics” by Harry Harris and Kurt Hirschhorn
2. “Advances in Human Genetics 1” by Harry Harris

“Advances in Human Genetics 1” Book Review: This book is for all the geneticists as well as non-geneticists, to be updated with the recent developments in human genetics. The book covers a broad topic of Human genetics and various different fields including enzymology, immunology, protein chemistry, cytology, paediatrics, neurology, internal medicine, anthropology, and mathematical and statistical genetics, have contributed to form human genetics. The book contains all the new observations, theories and discoveries required to understand this subject.

3. “Behavior Genetics of Psychopathology (Advances in Behavior Genetics)” by Soo Hyun Rhee and Angelica Ronald

“Behavior Genetics of Psychopathology (Advances in Behavior Genetics)” Book Review: This book is an informative book for behaviour geneticists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists. This book contains information about discoveries in the field of human genome and development in molecular genetic technologies. It explains about common neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions being affected by genes as well as environment. It also contains twin studies, comorbidities and the integration of methods. Genetic reason for anxiety and depression in childhood and adolescence, autism spectrum disorders, evidence for etiologically defined subgroups and much more is described in this book.

4. “Retinal Degenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” by Joe G Hollyfield and Robert E Anderson

“Retinal Degenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” Book Review: The book focuses on the blinding diseases of inherited retinal degenerations. It gives various developments in this area and provides information about therapies for the diagnosis of retinal degenerations. The book includes cytopathologic, physiological, diagnostic and clinical aspects, and animal models, mechanisms of cell death, candidate genes, cloning and mapping. The role of inflammation and immunity and aspects of gene theory is also described in the book. It provides new significant endpoints in the health care system.

5. “Gene-Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan (Advances in Behavior Genetics)” by Briana N Horwitz and Jenae M Neiderhiser

“Gene-Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan (Advances in Behavior Genetics)” Book Review: The book describes the effect of genes and environment on interpersonal relations, focusing on the transition period, where relations become more complex. The book informs about genes and environment, role in parenting young children, roles and relationships with spouse, parents and co-worker in adulthood, and the family system as a unit of clinical care. The book describes the sibling relationship as a source of shared environment. The book ‘Gene-Environment Interplay in interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan’ is useful for behavioural geneticists, clinical psychologists and family therapists.

6. “Structure and Function of the Aspartic Proteinases: Genetics, Structures, and Mechanisms” by Ben M Dunn

“Structure and Function of the Aspartic Proteinases: Genetics, Structures, and Mechanisms” Book Review: The book contains information about structure and function of aspartic proteinase class. All the enzymes from the fourth class of proteolytic enzymes are included in aspartic proteinases. The first three of these enzymes are serine, cysteine and metalloproteinases. The field of knowledge of aspartic proteinases in present is clearer and broadly defined than earlier.

7. “Preventive and Predictive Genetics: Towards Personalised Medicine (Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine)” by Iris Grossman and Godfrey Grech

“Preventive and Predictive Genetics: Towards Personalised Medicine (Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine)” Book Review: The book explains a new method of identification of causes of illness. Earlier, the factors like age, gender and weight were important for prevention and diagnosis of illness. But now, genetics and genomics have also been used in addition to pathological causes, epidemiology and gross pathology of disease for effective and safe treatment of patients. This book focuses on the way of identification of therapies for a particular patient group, so that irrelevant medicines and treatment can be avoided, which is beneficial for patients as well as health care systems.

8. “Genetic Analysis of the X Chromosome: Studies of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Related Disorders (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” by Henry F Epstein

“Genetic Analysis of the X Chromosome: Studies of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Related Disorders (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” Book Review: The book presents different ways to specify and differentiate the genetic alteration, which causes X- linked muscular dystrophies, especially the duchenne type. It includes developments in DNA chemistry and molecular biology, cytogenetic and cell biology to map the X-chromosome. It contains information about DNA technologies and chromosomes mapping strategies for the discovery of genetic defects. This book is helpful for geneticists, molecular biologists, biochemists and clinicians.

9. “Advances in Human Genetics 14” by Harry Harris
10. “Advances in Human Genetics 6” by Harry Harris


5. Human Molecular Genetics

1. “Human Molecular Genetics” by Tom Strachan and Andrew Read

“Human Molecular Genetics” Book Review: This book is written for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students studying the molecular aspects of human genetics. The author elaborately explains topics like genetic testing, screening and approaches to therapy. Other topics like personalized medicine, and disease models have also been included. The author also addresses cell biology including stem cells and cell therapy, studying gene function and structure, comparative genomics and model organisms. Information about noncoding RNAs and their functions, and epigenetics are also included.

2. “Human Molecular Genetics” by Tom Strachan and Andrew Read

“Human Molecular Genetics” Book Review: This book is written for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students studying the molecular aspects of human genetics. The author elaborately explains topics like DNA structure and function, chromosomes, cells and development in this book. Discussions on the various genome sequencing projects along with the insights they provide into the organisation, expression, variation and evolution of our genome are also included in this book.

3. “Molecular Endocrinology (Human Molecular Genetics Human Molecular Genetics)” by Franklyn F Bolander

“Molecular Endocrinology (Human Molecular Genetics Human Molecular Genetics)” Book Review: This book is written for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical students studying human molecular genetics. The author elaborately explains topics like growth factors, hematopoietic-immune factors, nonclassical hormones and receptors. Other topics like transduction and transcriptional regulation are also included. This book contains over 80 tables and 140 figures that illustrate recent biomedical advances for better understanding.

4. “An Introduction to Human Molecular Genetics: Mechanisms of Inherited Diseases” by Jack J Pasternak

“An Introduction to Human Molecular Genetics: Mechanisms of Inherited Diseases” Book Review: This book is written for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical students studying human molecular genetics. The author talks about all the latest developments in functional genomics, proteomics, and microarray technology. Topics like the fundamentals of cytogenetics, Mendelian genetics, gene manipulation, mapping, and isolation and many more are included in this book. This book also contains figures and diagrams illustrating complex material for better understanding.

5. “Human Genetics” by Ricki Lewis
6. “Functional Analysis of the Human Genome” by F Farzaneh and D N Cooper (Eds)
7. “Gene Therapy (Human Molecular Genetics Ser.))” by David Cooper and Prof Nick Lemoine
8. “Genotype to Phenotype (Human Molecular Genetics)” by J J Goodship and S Malcolm

“Genotype to Phenotype (Human Molecular Genetics)” Book Review: This book is written for postgraduates and researchers in molecular biology involved in the study of human molecular genetics. The author explains the fundamental aspects of gene arrangement and expression elaborately in this book. Other topics like gene function along with a range of topics on specific systems are also included in this book. The author also addresses imprinting or homologous genes within clusters in this book.

9. “Neurofibromatosis Type 1:: From Genotype to Phenotype (Human Molecular Genetics)” by Meena Upadhyaya and David Cooper
10. “Transcription Factors (Human Molecular Genetics S.)” by Joseph Locker

“Transcription Factors (Human Molecular Genetics S.)” Book Review: This book is written for postgraduates and researchers in molecular biology involved in the study of gene regulation. The author looks at the basic machinery of the cell involved in transcription in eukaryotes along with the factors that control transcription in eukaryotic cells in this book. An examination is done on the regulatory systems that modulate gene expression in all cells. The author also addresses the specialized systems that regulate localized gene expression throughout the mammalian organism.


6. Microbial Genetics

1. “Microbial Genetics” by K Chaudhuri

“Microbial Genetics” Book Review: This book is designed for students, teachers, and scientists. It focuses on the present status of knowledge on the genetics of bacteria, bacteriophages, and recombinant DNA technology and its applications. The book explores the specialized aspects of microbial genetics and technologies. The text is presented in a very easy and understandable language. The book also discusses the different domains of microbial genetics.

2. “Microbial Genetics” by John Cronan and David Freifelder

“Microbial Genetics” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate students and teachers. The book is updated with the number of advancements made in the field of microbial genetics. The book assumes a strong background knowledge of classic microbial genetics and modern molecular biology. The book involves applications of genetic engineering.

3. “Microbial Genetics (Jones and Bartlett Series in Biology)” by Stanley Maloy and John Cronan

“Microbial Genetics (Jones and Bartlett Series in Biology) 2nd Edition” Book Review: The book has been updated with the recent advances in microbial genetics.

4. “Microbial Population Genetics” by Jianping Xu

“Microbial Population Genetics” Book Review: The book is updated with the recent advancements in the field. The current major advances in microbial population genetics and genomics. The chapters in the book cover broad groups of microorganisms. There is special emphasis on application of molecular tools in the study of genetic variation.

5. “Fundamental Microbial Genetics” by Khalifa Abd El Maksoud Zaied

“Fundamental Microbial Genetics” Book Review: The book discusses the process of recombination of genes and the resultant outcome. The different kinds of gene recombination and exchanges involved have also been detailed.

6. “Modern Microbial Genetics” by Uldis N Streips and Ronald E Yasbin

“Modern Microbial Genetics 2nd Edition” Book Review: The text has been updated, divided and organised into DNA metabolism, genetic response, and genetic exchange. The process gene replication, recombination and manipulations have been discussed. The chapters in the book cover gene expression and its regulation of single-stranded DNA phages and much more.

7. “Microbial Genetics” by Rajan S Sundara
8. “Experiments in Microbial Genetics” by Royston C Clowes and William Hayes
9. “Microbial Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology” by Alexander N Glazer and Hiroshi Nikaido

“Microbial Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology 2nd Edition” Book Review: This book can be used by those doing courses in applied microbiology and biotechnology. It will also be of interest to professionals interested in biotechnology. In its second edition, the book has been completely revised. It highlights the interdisciplinary aspects in microbial biotechnology.

10. “Microbial Genetic Engineering and Enzyme Technology” by C P Hollenberg and H Sahm


7. Plant Genetic Engineering

1. “Chromosome Engineering in Plants: Genetics, Breeding, Evolution (Developments in Plant Genetics and Breeding)” by P K Gupta and T Tsuchiya

“Chromosome Engineering in Plants: Genetics, Breeding, Evolution (Developments in Plant Genetics and Breeding)” Book Review: This book introduces chromosome research on plants with its aspects. The first part covers everything of chromosome research and genetic engineering in crop improvement. The second part includes information on cytogenetics of cereals and millets like wheat, barley, maize. A chapter on molecular biology is present in the book. The book highlights the cytogenetics of plant materials which includes legumes, sugar crops, forage crops and fibre crops with ornamentals. This will be suitable for many workers and satisfy their needs.

2. “Plant Genetic Engineering” by John H Dodds

“Plant Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book explains the techniques of plant genetic research and applications of genetic engineering of crop plants such as potatoes. Topics like genetic modification of plants, protoplast fusion and Agrobacterium are mentioned in the book. Viruses and vectors for plant genes are included here. It discusses how to improve the agricultural and industrial processes. This will act as a reference for students, research workers and technicians in the field of botany, biochemistry and biotechnology. Even the scientists of biochemistry and agriculture will find this text useful. Different applications of plant genetic engineering is also covered here.

3. “Plant Genetic Engineering: Volume 1 (Plant Biotechnology Series)” by D Grierson

“Plant Genetic Engineering: Volume 1 (Plant Biotechnology Series)” Book Review: This book introduces plant biotechnology and offers agriculture and horticulture. It explains the quality of fresh and processed plant products. It also helps in directed plant breeding. This book will be suitable for those people engaged in research on transgenic plants in the academic and commercial sector. The first part focuses on plant genes, transfer from one organism to another and evaluation of transgenic crops. It discusses the crops resistant to viruses and herbicides. It covers the protein products to correct cellular location. It mentions plant physiology, cell and molecular biology and genetic engineering of plants.

4. “Plant Genetic Engineering (Subcellular Biochemistry)” by B B Biswas and J Robin Harris

“Plant Genetic Engineering (Subcellular Biochemistry)” Book Review: This book provides information on plant molecular biology and genetic engineering. It covers plant cell transformation and recent advances in it. It highlights the molecular plant growth hormone, signal transduction and light mediated expression. Genetic engineering of crop plants and trees are also present in the book.

5. “Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants” by Slater

“Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants” Book Review: This book explains the balanced technology of genetic manipulation of plants, growth and cultivation of plants. Different case studies of the manipulation of plants are illustrated in the text. It describes how to yield crop plants and its improvement. Selective plant breeding and hybridization are also covered in the book. It further explains how this genetic manipulation is implemented and their tools for plant breeding. Different themes and strategies are present in the book to cover plant biotechnology.

6. “Genetic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Recent Advances in Phytochemistry)” by Helen A Stafford and Gary W Kuroki

“Genetic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Recent Advances in Phytochemistry)” Book Review: This book introduces secondary metabolism in plants and their records by molecular biologists. New technologies of exploitation of plant chemistry are covered in this text. Different questions and solved answers are present in the book. This text explains a deflating experience of plant secondary metabolism. The book mentions complex biosynthetic pathways in a plant genome.

7. “Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering” by C M Govil and Ashok Aggarwal

“Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book highlights the molecular basis of genetics, nucleic acids, synthesis of DNA, mutation and chromosome mapping. Linking of foreign DNA, vectors, DNA sequencing, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics are mentioned in the book. It covers topics like bioinformatics, tissue culture, morphogenesis, differentiation and protoplast. Somatic embryogenesis, haploid production, vitro pollination and fertilization are all included in the book.

8. “Particle Bombardment for Genetic Engineering of Plants (Biotechnology Intelligence Unit)” by Paul Christou

“Particle Bombardment for Genetic Engineering of Plants (Biotechnology Intelligence Unit)” Book Review: This book explains the method of particle bombardment. It discusses how to introgress foreign genes into many cultivated crops. Genetic manipulation is also present in the book. It includes everything and all techniques and applications of particle bombardment.

9. “Encyclopaedia Of Plant Breeding And Genetic Engineering” by Dr Subhojeet Das

“Encyclopaedia Of Plant Breeding And Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book focuses on the principles and methods of plant breeding. Genetic modification methods are covered in the book to develop new plant and microbial strains. Information on genetic engineering and biomass production is also discussed here.

10. “Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods” by Jane K Setlow

“Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods” Book Review: This book covers modern genetics with genetic engineering. Information on gene therapy research, genetic mapping, plant science and technology are mentioned in the book. It contains transport protein biochemistry and viral vectors in gene therapy. It highlights analysis of MicroRNAs, dormancy, cell cycle, peptide and signalling water stresses. Salt tolerance, gene cloning, and its mechanisms are mentioned in the book. It is a good reference for academics, bench scientists and industry professionals engaged in this field.


8. Environmental Genetics

1. “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism” by James Lyons-Weiler

“The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism” Book Review: reviews changes in diagnoses and treatments, and explains how genetic information can be used to tailor effective treatments, and sometimes reversals, of the symptoms. He also presents practical forward-looking suggestions on how to design future studies to facilitate the discovery of biomarkers for autism risk and how to classify the full range of autism spectrum disorders. understand the condition and to finally put its rate on the decrease, it is essential to pay attention to the science showing how the two classes of factors interact. past and current research to reveal how genetic predispositions and environmental factors can combine to produce the conditions autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

2. “Photosynthesis: Genetic, Environmental and Evolutionary Aspects (Research Progress in Botany)” by Ed Philip Stewart & Sabine Globig and Philip Stewart

“Photosynthesis: Genetic, Environmental and Evolutionary Aspects (Research Progress in Botany)” Book Review: In order to function and survive, plants produce a wide array of chemical compounds not found in other organisms. Photosynthesis requires a large array of pigments, enzymes, and other compounds to function, and these chemicals have multiple practical uses in the human world as well, with applications to agriculture, forestry, and horticulture. This book presents an important collection of research and studies on the physiology of photosynthesis.

3. “Substance Abuse: Prevalence, Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors and Prevention (Substance Abuse Assessment, Interventions and Treatment)” by Jeffrey Raines

“Substance Abuse: Prevalence, Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors and Prevention (Substance Abuse Assessment, Interventions and Treatment)” Book Review: in this book, the authors present current research in the study of alcohol and substance abuse. Topics discussed in this compilation include the correlation of alcohol misuse and team sport participation; the cutaneous effects of adulterated cocaine; foetal alcohol syndrome; cocaine and the effects it has on the kidneys; coping and autonomic dysfunction act in tandem with alcohol-related subclinical atherosclerosis; alcohol consumption and alcoholism mortality in Russia; and oxycodone abuse prevention in cancer patients.

4. “Antisocial Behavior: Etiology, Genetic and Environmental Influences and Clinical Management (Psychology Research Progress)” by Justine H Gallo

“Antisocial Behavior: Etiology, Genetic and Environmental Influences and Clinical Management (Psychology Research Progress)” Book Review: Parents play a central role in the lives of their children. Parent-child interaction is a central variable in the etiology of antisocial behaviour. Research suggests that families of antisocial individuals are characterized by harsh and inconsistent discipline, little positive parental involvement and poor monitoring and supervision. Thus parents could create environments for unhealthy parent-child relationships with subsequent antisocial behaviour of their adolescents. This book discusses several topics that may lead to antisocial behavior. It describes the etiology, genetic and environmental influences, as well as clinical management of antisocial behavior.

5. “Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness: Genetic and Environmental Influences” by American Psychopathological Association and James J Hudziak

“Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness: Genetic and Environmental Influences” Book Review: Coverage ranges from basic principles regarding the influence of genomic medicine, to gene-environment interaction, to disorder-based examples that show how emotional-behavioral illness and wellness attest to the interaction of genetic and environmental factors over time. The contributors provide new insight into the study of anxious depression, ADHD, autism, and antisocial personality disorders; share studies of such problems as child abuse and childhood worry; and reveal how practitioners can bridge the gap between research and clinical applications. Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness shows that these psychopathologies are not a matter of nature versus nurture or genes versus environment, but rather an intertwining web of them all.

6. “Genetic and Environmental Manipulation of Horticultural Crop” by Ken Cockshull and D Gray

“Genetic and Environmental Manipulation of Horticultural Crop” Book Review: This book provides a broad review of recent developments in this important and expanding subject. Both agricultural and natural host-pathogen situations are addressed. While most of the book focuses on plant pathology, in the usual sense of the term embracing fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens, there is also consideration of parasitic plants and a chapter demonstrating lessons to be learnt from the mammalian immune system.

7. “Nature and Nurture: The Complex Interplay of Genetic and Environmental Influences on Human Behavior and Development” by Cynthia Garcia Coll and Elaine L Bearer

“Nature and Nurture: The Complex Interplay of Genetic and Environmental Influences on Human Behavior and Development” Book Review: This book presents a variety of views on the current status of knowledge about the ways in which dynamic, developmental, mutually interactive systems in the genetic and environmental domains operate. The chapters represent contributions from different perspectives., this book suggests that genes and environments work together interactively in a complex and closely intertwined fashion. The contributors to this book–biologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and economists–present knowledge that enables research and application to transcend the traditional question of whatever variance or significance is attributed to genetics versus environment in the development of a particular behavioral trait.

8. “Cognitive Enhancement: Pharmacologic, Environmental and Genetic Factors” by Shira Knafo and César Venero

“Cognitive Enhancement: Pharmacologic, Environmental and Genetic Factors” Book Review: It also provides assistance in designing procedures and pharmacological approaches to further the use of novel cognitive enhancers, a field that offers potential benefit to a variety of populations, including those with neurologic and psychiatric disorders, mild aging-related cognitive impairment, and those who want to improve intellectual performance.The text builds on our knowledge of the molecular/cellular basis of cognitive function, offering the technological developments that may soon enhance cognition. Separate sections cover enhancement drugs, environmental conditions, and genetic factors in terms of both human and animal studies, including both healthy/young and aging/diseased individuals. Provides a multidisciplinary knowledge, enabling a further understanding of cognitive enhancement Offers coverage of the pharmacologic, environmental, and genetic factors relevant to the topic Discusses cognitive enhancement from the perspective of both healthy and diseased or aging populations Topics are discussed in terms of both human and animal studies.

9. “Infancy to Early Childhood: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Developmental Change” by Robert N Emde and John K Hewitt

“Infancy to Early Childhood: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Developmental Change” Book Review: The goal of such an in-depth study was not to merely provide thorough descriptions of developmental change between the ages of one and three years, but to offer an original theoretical framework that explains how change occurs in different domains and how genetics and the environment influence those changes. This rigorous study will set the agenda for developmental psychology and behavioral genetics for decades to come.

10. “Genetics And Ecotoxicology (Current Topics in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry)” by Valery E Forbes

“Genetics And Ecotoxicology (Current Topics in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry)” Book Review: Treatment in ecotoxicology and stresses why genetics is important in understanding if and how chemical contaminants affect populations. Written by an array of international contributors from various fields covering mammals, invertebrates, fish, plants, as well as molecular ecotoxicology, this book considers both ecological/evolutionary consequences and practical implications of the interplay between chemical toxicants and the genetic population.


9. Radiation Genetics

1. “The Genetic Effects of Radiation” by U S Atomic Energy Commission and Isaac Asimov

“The Genetic Effects of Radiation” Book Review: Nuclear energy plays a vital role in the life of citizens of the USA. It provides an understanding of nuclear energy.

2. “Genetics, Evolution and Radiation: Crossing Borders ,The Interdisciplinary Legacy of Nikolay W .Timofeeff-Ressovsky” by Victoria L Korogodina and Carmel E Mothersill

“Genetics, Evolution and Radiation: Crossing Borders ,The Interdisciplinary Legacy of Nikolay W .Timofeeff-Ressovsky” Book Review: This book consists of numerous stories and essays. It is mainly dedicated to great scientist Nikolay Wladimirovich Timofeeff-Ressovsky. The book includes topics like his major research areas like genetics, radiobiology and epidemiology.

3. “The Molecular Theory of Radiation Biology (Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics)” by K H Chadwick and H P Leenhouts
4. “Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation in Multicellular Eukaryotes and the Assessment of Genetic Radiation Hazards in Man” by K Sankaranarayanan
5. “Changing Perspectives on the Genetic Effects of Radiation” by James Van Gundia Neel
6. “Genetical Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Antirrhinum Majus L” by Hesham Eltayeb and Ahmed Youssef El-Metainy

“Genetical Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Antirrhinum Majus L” Book Review: The book is about snapdragon, principal cut-flower crops grown in the world. It provides in-depth know-how of the genetic effects on Antirrhinum.

7. “Genetic effects from internally deposited radionuclides: recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements” by National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

“Genetic effects from internally deposited radionuclides: recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements” Book Review: The book consists of digital images. It is a preserved form of different types of information in ditalized form.

8. “Effects of Radiation on Genes Regulation” by Elwafi Zainab

“Effects of Radiation on Genes Regulation” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive introduction to effects due to radiation on genes. It illustrates the different causes that can be caused due to radiation. Some symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and headache.

9. “Radiation Risk Estimates in Normal and Emergency Situations (Nato Security through Science Series B:)” by Marco Durante and Arrigo A Cigna

“Radiation Risk Estimates in Normal and Emergency Situations (Nato Security through Science Series B:)” Book Review: The book comprises an international conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of green paper publication. It includes the proceedings of the conference.

10. “The Quantum Theory of Radiation (International Series of Monographs on Physics)” by E R Pike and Sarben Sarkar

“The Quantum Theory of Radiation (International Series of Monographs on Physics)” Book Review: This book is about quantum theory of radiation. It consists of unified and in-depth study of phenomena in photon-matter. It provides information on quantum electrodynamics and the non-existence of photon wave function. It also includes numerous exercises, examples and illustrations for better understanding.

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