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The Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology

An expanded, up-to-date resource for students and researchers, The Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition, provides clear and concise definitions needed for laboratory study. With over 12,000 entries and a breadth of terms across bioscience, including plant molecular biology, microbiology and biotechnology, this revision reflects the changes in the research over the past few years. The latest edition of The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology maintains its outstanding reputation as an authoritative, clear, and accessible reference with short, cross-referenced definitions of important technical terminology.

Paperback, 750 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-384931-1


  • "At over 700 pages, Lackie's efforts here in the fifth edition of this work have produced quite an exhaustive coverage of the field. The entries are generally about a paragraph in length and over 800 of them are listed with web links. One helpful feature of the text is its numerous tables listing many different aspects of nearby entries."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

    Reviews of Prior Editions:

    "It will find a place on the bookshelves of laboratories and libraries for many years to come."--The Times Higher Education Supplement
    "It fills an undoubted gap and is stunningly up to date."--Biologist
    "All the students seemed to find the dictionary of use…."--Trends in Biochemical Sciences
    "A very useful reference book that every cell biologist should seriously consider purchasing and is a must for biology libraries."--Cell Biology International Reports
    "The definitions are more comprehensive than one finds in most dictionaries, and should help both students and research workers in other branches of biology.”--Genetical Research


  • A Note Concerning Entries



    Preface to the Fourth Edition

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology



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