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Molecular Biology of the Gene

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The first edition of Jim Watson's classic textbook Molecular Biology of the Gene appeared in 1965. This new edition, written with five new authors, has been brought fully up to date, and incorporates insights very recently derived from genome sequencing in a variety of organisms. The book is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of molecular biology ...more
Hardcover, 5th, 900 pages
Published December 23rd 2003 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (first published January 1st 1970)
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Salvatore Ivan Puglisi
this book made me fall in love with molecular biology
Pam Holzner
blew me away.
Nov 21, 2012 Rohit rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Early stage researchers
Very comprehensive book. More emphasis is on structures. Enough in-depth knowledge for the students/researchers who are at early stages of their research. I would say read this book after reading basic concepts from some other book. Pictures, Diagrams and figures are the plus point of this book.
Jul 23, 2008 Robert rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Molecular biologists interested in the gene.
This is the best textbook that I've read. Watson presents the information in a simple to understand way. The information is explained in good detail, and sources are given for the astute student to delve into more depth. This is hands down the best text book of my college days.
Geet: Erik will bring this in for you. It's like Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBotC), but focused on genes. Pro: This book is more concise, and therefore easier to read than MBotC (which tends to ramble). But, it has a narrower topic.
May 14, 2007 Melanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: aspiring biologists
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This is the best textbook I have ever read. I actually WANT to read it cover to cover. Its easy to read, the explanations are concise and easily understandable. Its really an enjoyable read if you're interested in molecular bio.
Another cover to cover reading as part of my GRE biochemistry preparation. This one is not as fun as Lehninger's Biochemistry but is arguably more accessible.
Very comprehensive and readable; fills in details that standard texts omit. A must for MBB grad students.
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i want to red this book. bacaus this book is imp for mole exam
Krishna kumar
Good for studies and research also
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