About this book
- The best existing resource on the subject
- xplains the principles not just defines them, and is free of laboratory jargon
- Does not duplicate information available on the Internet but facilitates the use of Internet information because it integrates diverse concepts
- More comprehensive than any other book on the market
- Copiously illustrated in four-color
This new third edition updates a best-selling encyclopedia. It includes about 56% more words than the 1,392-page second edition of 2003. The number of illustrations increased to almost 2,000 and their quality has improved by design and four colors. In addition, cross-references among entries are expanded and the statements are supported by references: more than 14,000 journal papers and more than 3,000 books are listed. The book includes approximately 1,800 current databases and web servers. Retractions and corrigenda are pointed out.
This encyclopedia covers the basics and the latest in genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering, small RNAs, transcription factories, chromosome territories, stem cells, genetic networks, epigenetics, prions, hereditary diseases, and patents. Similar integrated information is not available in textbooks or on the Internet. It is the best, high-quality resource for researchers, instructors and students of basic and applied biology, as well as for physicians and lawyers or even for interested laymen, because of the clarity of its presentation.
Research workers in general genetics, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, evolution, cytogenetics, human genetics, ethics, natural philosophy, professors, teachers, librarians at universities, colleges and progressive secondary schools, physicians, law professionals, students at all levels of basic and applied biology, science administrators and journal editors, public libraries