Molecular Genetics

Abstract

Molecular genetics is the study and manipulation of genetic material at a molecular level. It is intermediate in scale between biochemistry and cell biology, and (in contrast to genomics) often focuses on specific deoxyribonucleic acid sequences, proteins and interactions rather than on global surveys of complete genomes.

Keywords: molecular biology; genetics; genomics; DNA; macromolecules

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Dear, Paul H(Sep 2005) Molecular Genetics. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005328]