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dc.contributor.authorDowning, T. L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-21T19:18:34Z
dc.date.available2014-05-21T19:18:34Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationDowning, T. L. (2008). Zippers, scissors and xeroxes: from unravelling the double helix to reading the blueprint. Traffic, 10, 265-291.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/26081
dc.descriptionThis is a publisher’s version of an article published in Traffic 2008 published by University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association. This version is reproduced with permission from University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association. http://www.umpa.unimelb.edu.au/trafficen_US
dc.description.abstractOnly fifty-five years old, the discipline of molecular biology has had a short but intense history. Today, sequencing genes or even whole genomes takes a matter of days, instead of months or years. This paper focuses on the history of molecular biology as it relates to systematics and evolutionary biology. Punctuating this history like signposts on a highway are the four major discoveries explored in this paper: the structure of the DNA molecule; the isolation of restriction endonucleases; development of the Sanger method of DNA sequencing; and, finally, the revolutionary breakthrough that is the polymerase chain reaction. Each signpost is explained and its impact on molecular biology discussed, with the result today being that DNA can be obtained from any organism in a relatively short timeframe without any prior knowledge of the chosen sequence or marker method required for the species under study.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA)en_US
dc.subjectDNAen_US
dc.subjectmolecular biologyen_US
dc.subjectbotanyen_US
dc.subjectrestriction endonucleasesen_US
dc.subjectpolymerase chain reactionen_US
dc.subjectPCRen_US
dc.subjectDNA sequencingen_US
dc.subjectsystematicsen_US
dc.subjectevolutionary biologyen_US
dc.subjectGrevillea aquifoliumen_US
dc.subjectGrevilleaen_US
dc.subjectmicrosatellitesen_US
dc.titleZippers, scissors and xeroxes: from unravelling the double helix to reading the blueprinten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentFaculty of Science, Botanyen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleTrafficen_US
melbourne.source.volume10en_US
melbourne.source.pages265-291en_US
melbourne.publicationid137549en_US
melbourne.elementsidNA
melbourne.contributor.authorDOWNING, TRISHA
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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