Fundamental Molecular Biology

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9781405103794: Fundamental Molecular Biology

The author received the 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia's highest honor for faculty, in January 2009.

More accessible to beginning students in the field than its encyclopedic counterparts, Fundamental Molecular Biology provides a distillation of the essential concepts of molecular biology, and is supported by current examples, experimental evidence, an outstanding art program, multimedia support and a solid pedagogical framework. The text has been praised both for its balanced and solid coverage of traditional topics, and for its broad coverage of RNA structure and function, epigenetics and medical molecular biology.

  • Focuses primarily on eukaryotic examples but includes key comparisons with prokaryotic organisms where it is appropriate
  • Includes all-original artwork providing the clearest possible insight into complex concepts. All artwork is available online and on CD-ROM
  • Supplemented by outstanding student and instructor media resources including a CD-ROM that comes with every book and an interactive website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/allison featuring all artwork, animations of key processes, and useful student comprehension material
  • Pedagogical boxes throughout explain additional concepts and topics in molecular biology:
    -TOOLS BOXES explore key experimental methods and techniques in molecular biology
    -FOCUS BOXES offer more detailed treatment of topics and delve into experimental strategies, historical background and areas for further exploration
    -DISEASE BOXES illustrate key principles of molecular biology by examining diseases that result from gene defects

Visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/allison to access helpful student and instructor resources online.

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Lizabeth Allisonrsquo;s Fundamental Molecular Biology has earned applause for its engaging and lucid writing style. More accessible to beginning students in the field than its encyclopaedic counterparts, Allisonrsquo;s text is a distillation of the essential concepts of molecular biology, and is supported by current examples, experimental evidence, and boxes that address related diseases, methods, and techniques. Fundamental Molecular Biology has been praised both for its balanced and solid coverage of traditional topics, and for its broad coverage of RNA structure and function, epigenetics, and medical molecular biology. The book relies primarily on eukaryotic examples, but includes key comparisons with prokaryotic organisms where it is appropriate and instructive. Fundamental Molecular Biology includes all-original artwork, providing the clearest possible insight into complex concepts, and is supplemented by an outstanding interactive website featuring all of the artwork, animations of key processes, and useful student comprehension material.

About the Author:

Lizabeth Allison is Associate Professor of Biology at the College of William and Mary. She won the Alumni Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and has won several such awards throughout her teaching career. Her gift for understanding students’ needs and for communication will be evident in this book.

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