Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2nd edition)
Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Attwood, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling
New to this edition
Includes the latest terminology from the genome sequencing and "omics" projects
Incorporates the rapidly expanding field of Bioinformatics
Greater emphasis on genetics to reflect major developments in this field
Extensive revision of existing terms and over 4000 new terms added
Enhanced typography clearly displays approved formats for names and symbols
Over the last few years, the language of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has expanded enormously to
the extent that few scientists can expect to be familiar with all the terms and concepts.
This is partly due the massive influence of the Genome and successive "-omics" projects which have developed
in to many new areas of research. At the same time, terms from other subject areas - including mathematics,
statistics, physics and other life sciences - appear increasingly in the biochemical literature.
Hardback 736 pages, over 900 structures ISBN 9780198529170
The Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology provides a comprehensive
and 'encyclopaedic' survey of modern biochemistry and molecular biology. This new edition of the
popular dictionary has been comprehensively reviewed and updated to include many important new
concepts and words. The entries are short but informative, providing up-to-date information on a broad
range of topics, including definitions for terms from the fields of Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cell Biology,
Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Systems Biology, and
Toxicology. There are over 21000 main entries, which include: details of biochemical substances and the
processes in which they are involved, methods and concepts in molecular biology, and definitions of
biochemical symbols and abbreviations. Each entry is accessibly written. They point out pitfalls where
terms are often confused, and explain the precise syntax of biochemical terms such as Greek letters and
other formatting, which are invariably lost when searching the Internet. In addition, the dictionary is
generously illustrated with over 900 chemical structures.
The Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will serve as an invaluable
reference text for student and professional biochemists and molecular biologists seeking information
both from within and outside their own fields. It will also be of relevance and use to a broader audience
of life scientists seeking an authoritative overview of fundamental principles.
Readership: An invaluable reference for graduate students and professional academics in the fields
of biochemistry and molecular biology.
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