by Bruce ALBERTS, Alexander JOHNSON, Julian LEWIS, Martin RAFF, Keith ROBERTS, and Peter WALTER
Well over one million people around the world have read previous editions of Molecular Biology of the Cell. This Fourth Edition is a massive revision and the first cell biology book to embrace the new frontiers of the genomic era. The authors, with a wide understanding and love of cell biology, are uniquely qualified to select the fundamental concepts from this enormous and ever-growing field.
Nearly two decades since the publication of the first edition, the authors of Molecular Biology of the Cell continue to chart the story of cell biology, re-working the plot when new characters appear, and always preserving the essentials that make for a good, accurate story.
Those features of Molecular Biology of the Cell that have endeared themselves to generations of readers remain: the book is conceptual in its approach, the prose is consistent, the art programme pedagogically robust whilst beautiful to look at. In this new edition the authors have spent much time reflecting on the developments in biology over the last eight years, and thus have considered with equal importance not only what to put in but what to leave out. Advances in technology now provide new mediums with which to present and explore topics; to this end the authors have developed Cell Biology Interactive CD-ROM. Highly innovative, Cell Biology Interactive contains many novel and cutting-edge videos, animations, molecular models and electron micrographs that extend and enhance the text.
Contents in Brief
I. Introduction to the Cell
1. Cells and Genomes
2. Cell Chemistry and Biosynthesis
II. Basic Genetic Mechanisms
4. DNA and Chromosomes
5. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
6. How Cells Read The Genome: From DNA to Protein
7. Control of Gene Expression
Contact: Adam Sendroff
Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group