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Molecular biology of the cell (edition 1989)

by Bruce Alberts

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Title:Molecular biology of the cell
Authors:Bruce Alberts
Info:New York : Garland Pub., 1989.
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This text is THE goto reference for basic molecular and cell biology. It is frequently updated and the figures and diagrams are beautiful and assist greatly in understanding. The book is a mid level undergraduate text and most topics are covered in a clear but superficial level. The obtain a more advanced understanding of specific fields, advanced sources are required. ( )
  joeteo1 | May 2, 2010 |
I used this textbook in a cell bio course. This is one of the few books you should really invest in especially if cell biology is going to be a common factor along your career. ( )
  icaoberg | Feb 5, 2010 |
Scientific book, great for the subject matter. ( )
  salunah18 | Feb 5, 2009 |
A good first chapter, but not sure how much it'll pay to go on. I want to keep this around, though.
  leeinaustin | Nov 25, 2008 |
Excellent textbook! The concepts were very well explained with the use of text and color-filled diagrams. ( )
  solitude1984 | Mar 15, 2008 |
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Bray, Dennissecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, Juliansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raff, Martinsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, Keithsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watson, James D.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Molecular Biology of the Cell is the classic in-dept text reference in cell biology. By extracting the fundamental concepts from this enormous and ever-growing field, the authors tell the story of cell biology, and create a coherent framework through which non-expert readers may approach the subject. Written in clear and concise language, and beautifully illustrated, the book is enjoyable to read, and it provides a clear sense of the excitement of modern biology. Molecular Biology of the Cell sets forth the current understanding of cell biology (completely updated as of Autumn 2001), and it explores the intriguing implications and possibilities of the great deal that remains unknown. The hallmark features of previous editions continue in the Fourth Edition. The book is designed with a clean and open, single-column layout. The art program maintains a completely consistent format and style, and includes over 1,600 photographs, electron micrographs, and original drawings by the authors. Clear and concise concept headings introduce each section. Every chapter contains extensive references. Most important, every chapter has been subjected to a rigorous, collaborative revision process where, in addition to incorporating comments from expert reviewers, each co-author reads and reviews the other authors' prose. The result is a truly integrated work with a single authorial voice. Features : - Places the latest hot topics sensibly in context - including genomics, protein structure, array technology, stem cells and genetics diseases. - Incorporates and emphasises new genomic data. - All of molecular biology is brought together into one section (chapters 4-7) covering classically defined molecular biology and molecular genetics. - Two chapters deal exclusively with methods and contain information on the latest tools and techniques. - New chapters on "Pathogens, Infection, and Innate Immunity". - Cell Biology Interactive CD-ROM is packaged with every copy of the book. - Contains over 1,600 illustrations, electron micrographs and photographs, of which over 1,000 are originally conceived by the authors.

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For nearly a quarter century "Molecular Biology of the Cell" has been the leading cell biology textbook. This tradition continues with the new Fifth Edition, which has been completely revised and updated to describe our current, rapidly advancing understanding of cell biology. The hallmark features of "Molecular Biology of the Cell" have been retained, such as its consistent and comprehensive art program, clear concept headings, and succinct section summaries.Additionally, in response to extensive feedback from readers, the Fifth Edition now includes several new features. It is now more portable. Chapters 1-20 are printed and Chapters 21-25, covering multicellular systems, are provided as pdf files on the free Media DVD-ROM which accompanies the book. And for the first time, "Molecular Biology of the Cell" now contains end-of-chapter questions.… (more)

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