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 biologyThe 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, from basic mechanisms to the elaborate role of gene regulation in embryonic development and evolution. Although updated, the twentyone chapters of the new edition retain the distinctive and celebrated features of the original work, including introductory chapters on the history of genetics and molecular biology and an emphasis throughout on the chemical underpinnings of molecular biology. The new team of authors brings to this edition awardwinning teaching experience and outstanding research achievements. By revealing the intellectual framework and experimental approaches that made new discoveries in the field possible, the new edition highlights the significance of the molecular approach for all of biology....more
Hardcover, 5th, 900 pages
December 23rd 2003
by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
(first published January 1st 1970)
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.
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.
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.
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