The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

5th Edition - December 31, 2012

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  • Editor: John Lackie
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849328
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123849311

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The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition, provides definitions for thousands of terms used in the study of cell and molecular biology. The headword count has been expanded to 12,000 from 10,000 in the Fourth Edition. Over 4,000 headwords have been rewritten. Some headwords have second, third, and even sixth definitions, while fewer than half are unchanged. Many of the additions were made to extend the scope in plant cell biology, microbiology, and bioinformatics. Several entries related to specific pharmaceutical compounds have been removed, while some generic entries (“alpha blockers,” “NSAIDs,” and “tetracycline antibiotics,” for example), and some that are frequently part of the experimentalist’s toolkit and probably never used in the clinic, have been retained. The Appendix includes prefixes for SI units, the Greek alphabet, useful constants, and single-letter codes for amino acids.

Key Features

  • Thoroughly revised and expanded by over 20% with over 12,000 entries in cellular and molecular biology
  • Includes expanded coverage of terms, including plant molecular biology, microbiology and biotechnology areas
  • Consistently provides the most complete short definitions of technical terminology for anyone working in life sciences today
  • Features extensive cross-references
  • Provides multiple definitions, notes on word origins, and other useful features

Readership

Librarians in academic, corporate and government libraries covering biological sciences, undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and researchers across cellular biology, molecular biology and biosciences

Table of Contents

  • A Note Concerning Entries

    Tables

    Preface

    Preface to the Fourth Edition

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    Numerical entries and A

    B

    C

    D

    E

    F

    G

    H

    I

    J

    K

    L

    M

    N

    O

    P

    Q

    R

    S

    T

    U

    V

    W

    X

    Y

    Z

    Appendix

    Prefixes for SI Units

    Greek Alphabet

    Useful constants

    Single-letter codes for amino acids

Product details

  • No. of pages: 750
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: December 31, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123849328
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123849311

About the Editor

John Lackie

John Lackie has worked both in academia, as Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology at Glasgow University, and in the pharmaceutical industry, as Director of Yamanouchi’s UK Institute in Oxford. Subsequently he became Principal at Westlakes Research Institute and now runs a scientific consultancy from his home in Cumbria.

Affiliations and Expertise

Plumbland Consulting Ltd., Cumbria, UK

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