Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 June 2014

936 Pages

10.9 x 8.6 inches

ISBN: 9780198705970

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Molecular Biology

Principles of Genome Function

Second Edition

Nancy Craig, Rachel Green, Carol Greider, Gisela Storz, Cynthia Wolberger, and Orna Cohen-Fix

  • A focus on the underlying principles of molecular biology equips students with a robust conceptual framework on which to build their knowledge
  • An emphasis on their commonalities reflects the processes and components that exist between bacteria, archae, and eukaryotes
  • Experimental Approach panels demonstrate the importance of experimental evidence by describing research that has been particularly valuable in the field
  • An Online Resource Center features additional materials for instructors and students at

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on regulatory RNAs provides a broad survey of an area of molecular biology whose centrality to fully understanding genome function has come to the fore in recent years.
  • Individual chapters on the regulation of transcription and translation now immediately follow those covering the core processes themselves.
  • End-of-chapter questions are now provided for each chapter, including a range of Challenge Questions to stretch students by encouraging critical thinking and data analysis.
  • Additional Experimental Approach panels bring the total number throughout the book to 44, and a refined format - with new sub-headings to improve digestibility, and links to explanations of relevant techniques in Chapter 19, Tools and Techniques in Molecular Biology - make them more student-friendly.
  • Video animations illustrate some of the central processes in molecular biology, including those that are particularly challenging to visualize.

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