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Molecular Biology of the Gene
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, 732 pages
Published December 23rd 2003 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
(first published January 1st 1970)
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Nov 21, 2012 Rohit rated it liked it
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 really liked it
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.
May 14, 2007 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: aspiring biologists
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.