Download and read online Manipulating the Mouse Embryo in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive source of technical guidance for experienced investigators and essential resource for newcomers to mammalian genetics and embryology. This edition (1st ed., 1986) is revised and expanded to incorporate improvements to existing methods as well as new technologies. It contains new sect
Download and read online Manipulating the Mouse Embryo in PDF and EPUB This fourth edition of "The Mouse Manual¨is once again the definitive reference source on mouse development, transgenesis techniques, and molecular biology. Its preeminent authors Richard Behringer, Marina Gertsenstein, Kristina Nagy, and Andras Nagy have reorganized and updated this edition to include new information and protocols on: · generation of induced pluripotent stem cells · RNA microinjections · lentiviral microinjections and infection · assisted reproduction techniques for sperm and embryo cryopreservation · isolation, generation, and transplantation of spermatogonial stem cell lines · in utero electroporation of gene constructs into postimplantation embryos · vibratome sectioning of live and fixed tissues for imaging thick tissue sections · whole-mount fluorescent staining methods for three-dimensional visualization Recombinant DNA techniques and methods for studies of mouse embryonic development have been updated from previous editions, as has the wealth of information on mouse laboratory strains, mouse housing and breeding, surgical procedures, assisted reproduction, handling of embryos, and micromanipulation setups. The first edition of this classic work appeared more than 20 years ago, with authors that included Brigid Hogan, Rosa Beddington, Frank Costantini, and Elizabeth Lacy. The field's technological sophistication has grown exponentially but the manual remains the essential practical and theoretical guide for all students, lab technicians, and investigators who work with mice.
Download and read online A Laboratory Guide to the Mammalian Embryo in PDF and EPUB This book pulls together the full range of cell culture, biochemical, microscopic, and genetic techniques to study the early mammalian embryo. Until now, there has never been such a comprehensive compendium, though there have been more focused books of protocol, such as Manipulating the Mouse Embryo, from Cold Spring Harbor. This book is intended to appeal to all constituencies, from basic experimental science to clinical and animal science applications.
Download and read online Mouse Phenotypes in PDF and EPUB The generation of mutant mice raises many questions about the best means of phenotypic analysis, breeding, and maintenance. The answers are now available from two experts with a wealth of detailed knowledge never previously assembled in one volume. Informal and highly practical, this handbook provides stepâ€“byâ€“step methods for troubleshooting experiments, from the basics of gene targeting through the analysis of postnatal effects.
Download and read online Molecular Cloning in PDF and EPUB The first two editions of this manual have been mainstays of molecular biology for nearly twenty years, with an unrivalled reputation for reliability, accuracy, and clarity. In this new edition, authors Joseph Sambrook and David Russell have completely updated the book, revising every protocol and adding a mass of new material, to broaden its scope and maintain its unbeatable value for studies in genetics, molecular cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology, neuroscience, and immunology. Handsomely redesigned and presented in new bindings of proven durability, this three–volume work is essential for everyone using today’s biomolecular techniques. The opening chapters describe essential techniques, some well–established, some new, that are used every day in the best laboratories for isolating, analyzing and cloning DNA molecules, both large and small. These are followed by chapters on cDNA cloning and exon trapping, amplification of DNA, generation and use of nucleic acid probes, mutagenesis, and DNA sequencing. The concluding chapters deal with methods to screen expression libraries, express cloned genes in both prokaryotes and eukaryotic cells, analyze transcripts and proteins, and detect protein–protein interactions. The Appendix is a compendium of reagents, vectors, media, technical suppliers, kits, electronic resources and other essential information. As in earlier editions, this is the only manual that explains how to achieve success in cloning and provides a wealth of information about why techniques work, how they were first developed, and how they have evolved.
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