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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Molecular Biology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Molecular Biology along with reviews.

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1. Molecular Biology

1. “Molecular Biology” by Friefelder David

“Molecular Biology” Book Review: The book contains newer illustrations of cell signalling and cross-talk pathways in the form of diagrams to make the topic more understandable. Keeping in mind, the latest syllabus of various universities in India, topics like enzymes, receptors involved in metabolism, transcription and gene regulation and molecular mechanisms explaining cell growth, cell cycle, programmed cell death are included in this book and a detailed description is also provided by the author. A large number of solved numerical examples drawn from various university examinations have been given at the end of the theoretical part of each chapter.

2. “Gene VIII” by Lewin Benjamin

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“Gene VIII” Book Review: This book is mainly designed for B.Sc. and M.Sc students in Molecular Biology and also for those preparing for other competitive examinations as well as engineering students and teachers. It covers the topics of molecular biology, covering gene structure, organisation, and expression widely. Also contained in it are exam patterns and latest research results which will give a wider scope for preparation. The book covers various concepts in it’s subsequent chapters on topics like genetic code and genome structure. Advanced concepts like sequence of the human and other genomes are also covered in the book. Each chapter contains various descriptions, examples, laws and important points in order to make the revision easier.

3. “Molecular Biology of the Gene” by Watson J D

“Molecular Biology of the Gene” Book Review: This book is targeted for undergraduate level students and the concepts are explained in a simple and concise manner. The points are covered in a logical way, and there are a wide range of solved examples given in the book. Topics like fundamental concepts and recent developments in molecular biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes and various problems dealing with are dealt in this book. Diagrams provided in this book are clear and error free. There are standard and simple procedures used for deriving equations and it contains ample number of solved examples. This book is mainly for chemical as well as mechanical engineering students.

4. “Molecular Biology” by Weaver R F

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“Molecular Biology” Book Review: The textbook is designed for an introductory course in molecular biology. This textbook deals with the special emphasis on gene structure, organisation, and expression so that the subject is perceived by the student as both a science and an art. The text is presenting concepts of molecular biology, and also the experiments that led to those concepts. This book emphasizes the experimental data and results that support the concepts of molecular biology. The major part of the book is covered by the topics like DNA transcription, translation, replication and repair. Experimental methods are also covered in the book. The text presumes a prior course in general genetics It is written in a very easy and simple language. The preface of the book gives the proper idea of the subject. The theories and explanations are supported by a large number of solved examples. Additional figures have also been added for the clarity and understanding of the book. Multiple choice questions and other pedagogically arranged questions are also provided to help students assess their subject knowledge. This book is designed primarily as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also useful for undergraduate students of engineering.

5. “Molecular Biology” by Verma P S and Agarwal V K

“Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book contains chapters like DNA technology, DNA hybridisation and sequencing, and PCR etc. Other important topics covered in the book include theory of Mutations and Mutagenesis, Genetic Transformation, Conjugation in Bacteria, Sexduction, Bacterial Viruses, Temperate Bacteriophages and Lysogeny, Transduction, Plasmids, Sex Factors, Resistance Transfer Factors and Colicin Factors, Control of Genetic Expression, Ribonucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis etc. Plethora of solved examples are included in every chapter of the book. Students pursuing B.Sc. and M.Sc in Molecular Biology can benefit from the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations may also find it beneficial.

6. “Molecular Biology” by Rastogi S C

“Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book is the guideline for the molecular biology courses provided all over the country. Chapters like The Genetic Code, Replication of DNA, Genetic Recombination, Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering, Transposons and Transposable Elements, Retroviruses and Retrotransposons, Immune Response and the Reorganization of Genes, Genes in Development are also provided in the subsequent chapters of the book.

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7. “Molecular Biology” by N Arumugam

“Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book is presented as a combination of analytical rigour as well as accessibility. New chapters such as stem cells, chapters on immunochemical techniques and spectroscopy techniques, and additional chapters on drug discovery and development, and clinical biochemistry have been added to the existing edition of the book. Also provided in the book are a plethora of examples as well as exercise questions to practice as well as test the concepts grasped by the book. It also has an all-round introduction to diagnosis and treatment of individual patients with an excellent list of references and diagrams are also clearly labelled in the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations as well as undergraduate students may find it fruitful.

8. “Molecular Biology: A Complete Course” by Ram Naresh singh

“Molecular Biology: A Complete Course” Book Review: This book provides a clear explanation on the topics like teaching of molecular biology in the book. This book is targeted for undergraduate B.Sc. and M.Sc in Molecular Biology students enrolled in the course. Other important chapters contained in the book include DNA technology, DNA hybridization and sequencing, and PCR.

9. “Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” by Wilson/Walker

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“Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Book Review: This comprehensive textbook is for undergraduate students in the field of bioscience. This textbook deals with the elementary aspects with special emphasis on the enzymes, receptors involved in metabolism, transcription and gene regulation and molecular mechanisms explaining cell growth, cell cycle, programmed cell death, ageing and cancer biology so that the subject is perceived by the student as both a science and an art. The theories and explanations are supported by a large number of solved examples. Additional figures have also been added for the clarity and understanding of the book. It covers the methods that are used in labs, classes and those that are recent advances and discoveries. The book explains the theories and practices that are useful in the fields of biology and medicine. It has a problem-solving approach with worked examples. Moreover, case studies are also included like for example, that illustrate the relevance of the principles and techniques to the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. The book covers the section on stem cells. There are chapters on immunochemical techniques and spectroscopy techniques. Additional chapters on drug discovery and development, and clinical biochemistry is included. Experimental design and the statistical analysis of data are emphasised for students to plan their own experiments and examine the results obtained. Multiple choice questions and other pedagogically arranged questions are also provided to help students assess their subject knowledge. This book is designed primarily as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Molecular Biology. It is also useful for undergraduate students of engineering.

10. “Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function” by Nancy Craig and Rachel Green

“Molecular Biology” Book Review: This comprehensive textbook offers a different approach to the teaching of molecular biology. The book presents the subject matter of molecular processes and components in a lucid fashion. It is written with several guiding themes in mind. It covers the syllabus by almost all the universities. This book can be used by both undergraduate and graduate students and also the teachers alike. The end of the chapter exercises are provided under three categories namely descriptive, analytical and objective which will be highly useful to the readers to test their comprehension of the subject. The various processes of discussion of differences between the three kingdoms are treated systematically and in a logical sequence. The methods of analysis and interpretation of different aspects of molecular biology are presented in an unambiguous manner and their design applications are demonstrated through well formulated worked out examples. It gives students knowledge of current understanding of the conserved nature of molecular biology. There is a discussion of molecular biology tools and techniques, presented in a dedicated chapter at the end of the book. It is further useful for the learning experience with full-colour; end-of-chapter questions and summaries. Relevant suggested further readings grouped by topic; and an extensive glossary of key terms is also included in the book.


2. Advance Molecular Biology

1. “Advanced Molecular Biology: A Concise Reference” by Richard Twyman

“Advanced Molecular Biology: A Concise Reference” Book Review: This book will benefit anyone interested in advanced molecular biology. The book describes principles and mechanisms of molecular biology. The book provides information of experimental data in tables and boxes forms, which makes it easier to understand. This is a completely updated and well-explained book.

2. “Molecular Plant Pathology (Advanced Texts)” by Matthew Dickinson

“Molecular Plant Pathology (Advanced Texts)” Book Review: This book gives study of interaction between plants and their viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens, which is an important aspect for plant and crop production. The book explains economic and environmental damages caused by these pathogens. It is a simple and understandable book. The students, professionals and researchers of molecular plant pathology will find this book valuable.

3. “Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Peter J Verveer

“Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: The book provides different methods of advanced fluorescence microscopy. This book focuses on theoretical as well as practical understanding of each of the methods. It provides an introduction, list of the required materials and step by step knowledge of each concept. The book is really useful for scientists who are interested in methods of biological systems.

4. “Molecular Biology of Human Cancers: An Advanced Student’s Textbook” by Wolfgang Schulz

“Molecular Biology of Human Cancers: An Advanced Student’s Textbook” Book Review: This book can help graduate students and researchers who are involved in human cancer research. It is a well explained book containing many diagrams. The book provides basic knowledge of terms, concepts and facts related to cancer. It also provides various molecular mechanisms that are important in human cancer.

5. “Advanced Molecular Genetics” by Kenneth N Timmis and Alfred Puehler

“Advanced Molecular Genetics” Book Review: This book explains important methods of molecular genetics. It also gives experimental knowledge of the methods. The book provides knowledge of new techniques in molecular genetics. This book enables a learner to learn new methods. It describes molecular genetic techniques in formal predoctoral and postdoctoral courses.

6. “Protein Purification: Principles and Practice (Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry)” by Robert K Scopes

“Protein Purification: Principles and Practice (Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry)” Book Review: This book can be used by anyone from beginner to experienced researcher. It describes principles of protein purification. The book also provides different methods for protein purification. It is a well-written and straightforward book.

7. “Molecular Microbial Ecology (Advanced Methods)” by Mark Osborn and Cindy Smith

“Molecular Microbial Ecology (Advanced Methods)” Book Review: This book gives details of modern theory and molecular methods in studying microbial ecology. It describes study of microorganisms. The book includes molecular methods for isolating some microbial groups. The book explains PCR based approaches to study prokaryotic systematics, including ribosomal RNA analysis and stable isotope probing. It also covers DNA hybridisation techniques and genomic and metagenomic approaches to molecular ecology.

8. “Advanced Microscopy in Mycology (Fungal Biology)” by Tanya E S Dahms and Kirk J Czymmek

“Advanced Microscopy in Mycology (Fungal Biology)” Book Review: The book describes developments and technology in microscopic methods of mycology. It provides advantages and drawbacks associated with each method. The book covers topics like confocal principle, confocal laser scanning microscopy and its application to fungal biology.

9. “Biomembranes: Molecular Structure and Function (Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry)” by Robert B Gennis

“Biomembranes: Molecular Structure and Function (Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry)” Book Review: This book can be referred by graduate students of chemistry and biochemistry. It is a well-written and straightforward book. The book discusses basic chemistry, mechanisms of organic reactions and chemical thermodynamics. It is an updated book, guided by scientists who are working in this field.

10. “Advanced Molecular Biology: Volume I: 1” by Gildroy Swan

“Advanced Molecular Biology: Volume I: 1” Book Review: This book is helpful for students and researchers. It covers all the aspects of molecular biology. It is a simple and easy to understand book. The book provides a number of diagrams for better understanding of the topic.

11. “Structural Proteomics (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Raymond J Owens

“Structural Proteomics (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book shows the current state of the structural protein field with improved and refined protocols that have been applied to particularly challenging proteins. This book explores the resources available for curation, annotation, and structure prediction in silico. This book has methods for sample preparation of both proteins and crystals as well as structural characterization techniques. The chapters in this book include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents. It also has step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. This book will help researchers in expanding knowledge of this vital and expansive area of protein science.

12. “Structural Proteomics: High-Throughput Methods (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Structural Proteomics: High-Throughput Methods (Methods in Molecular Biology)

“Structural Proteomics: High-Throughput Methods (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book provides a current view of all aspects of the ‘pipeline’ that takes protein targets to structures and how these have been optimised. This book includes chapters describing, in-depth, the individual steps in the Structural Genomics pipeline. It also has less detailed overviews of individual Structural Genomics initiatives. This book covers techniques in a new and emerging field. This book will be helpful to researchers and students in this field.

13. “Structural Genomics (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Yu Wai Chen

“Structural Genomics (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book emphasizes the benefits of Structural Genomics to the wider structural research community. It also reflects the current trend in tackling the challenges of studying macromolecular machineries and complexes. The topics in this book include the cloning and production of proteins for structural studies, experimental methods, and computational methods and data analysis. The chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. This book is authoritative and easily accessible. This book aims to channel spin-off technologies to the average structural biologist in a small or medium-sized laboratory.

14. “Oral Biology: Molecular Techniques and Applications (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Gregory J Seymour and Mary P Cullinan

“Oral Biology: Molecular Techniques and Applications (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book introduces cellular and molecular techniques. It has three sections on saliva and oral diseases, molecular bio sciences and cells and tissues. The first section covers proteomic analyses by mass spectrometry. NMR-based metabolomics that can be used to study saliva and other oral fluids such as gingival crevicular fluid is also included in this book. The second part mentions oral microbial communities, real-time PCR, adhesion of yeast and bacteria to oral surfaces. Various approaches dealing with the behaviour of cells and tissues at the molecular level is covered in the third section. Laboratory protocols and troubleshooting are also highlighted in the book. This book is beneficial for oral biologists, students, career researchers and veterans. There are many new techniques in the book which will help to solve scientific questions and treatment of oral diseases.

15. “Protein Kinase Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Alastair D Reith
16. “Enzymology and Molecular Biology of Carbonyl Metabolism 3 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” by David W Crabb and Henry Weiner
17. “Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology, Volume 72, Part A: Amino Acid Metabolism” by Daniel L Purich
18. “Fundamentals of Enzymology: Cell and Molecular Biology of Catalytic Proteins” by Price Nicholas C and Lewis Stevens

“Fundamentals of Enzymology: Cell and Molecular Biology of Catalytic Proteins” Book Review: This book is useful for undergraduate students and their teachers of enzymology and is a useful reference work for postgraduate students embarking on research in this area. It includes the round view of the field including enzyme purification and characterization, enzyme structure (including information on the web). It also includes enzyme kinetics, the mechanisms and control of enzyme action, enzyme folding and how enzymes act in vivo. It covers enzyme synthesis and degradation and also clinical and industrial applications of enzymology.


3. Applied Molecular Biology

1. “Bacteriophages: Methods and Protocols, Volume 2: Molecular and Applied Aspects (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Martha R J Clokie and Andrew Kropinski

“Bacteriophages: Methods and Protocols, Volume 2: Molecular and Applied Aspects (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book provides both classical and state-of-the-art molecular techniques. It covers the topics including bacteriophage genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, along with applied bacteriophage biology. The book contains a complete introduction to the subjects, lists of the required materials and reagents. It also explains readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and a Notes section which demonstrates different tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. This is designed as a reference book for experienced bacteriophage researchers and an easy introduction for newcomers to the subject.

2. “Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oilfield Systems” by Corinne Whitby
3. “Applied Molecular Biology” by Chao-Hung Lee

“Applied Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book gives a comprehensive introduction to the myriad of laboratory calculations used in molecular biology and biotechnology. The book starts with explaining the use of scientific notation and metric prefixes which need the use of exponents and understanding of significant digits. It illustrates the mathematics involved in making solutions, the various characteristics of cell growth, the multiplicity of infection; and the quantification of nucleic acids. It covers topics including the use of radioisotopes in nucleic acid research, the synthesis of oligonucleotides; the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method; and the development of recombinant DNA technology. The book also discusses different Protein quantification and the assessment of protein activity with the centrifugation method and applications of PCR in forensics and paternity testing.

4. “Molecular Biology of the Gene” by James D Watson and A Baker Tania

“Molecular Biology of the Gene” Book Review: This book provides a balanced coverage of prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. The book contains key or classic experiments highlighting the influential experimental strategies. It also discusses the techniques of bioinformatics and genomics. The book is updated with the origins and early evolution of life. It is also updated with a complete integration of experiments and methods. At the end of each chapter, summaries focusing on the key concepts are provided. New end chapter problems are also provided allowing the students to practise the subject.

5. “Fundamentals and Techniques of Biophysics and Molecular Biology” by Pranav Kumar
6. “Essentials of Molecular Biology” by Malathi
7. “Introduction to Molecular Biology” by Peter Paolella

“Introduction to Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book explains molecular genetics with the general framework of metabolism. It also illustrates the different processes and mechanisms of gene function and control phenomena connected to other cell activity. The book perfectly balances theoretical considerations and practical data.

8. “Cell and Molecular Biology” by P K Gupta
9. “Molecular Cell Biology” by Harvey Lodish and Arnold Berk

“Molecular Cell Biology” Book Review: The new edition of the book covers immunology and development, and new media tools for students and instructors. It covers the topics on development including proteomics, revised explanation of chromatin, evolution of chromosomes and the mitochondrion molecular models. It also explains advances in light and electron microscopy, Reaction Oxygen Species (ROS), expanded coverage of RNAi, role of supercomplexes in electron transport. The book illustrates Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (HERs), Myosin ATPase cycle, Kinesin 1 ATPase cycle, epithelial-mesenchymal transition. The book contained a company website which supports learning and understanding through supplementary materials.


4. Molecular Farming

1. “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants” by Wilhelm Gruissem and Bob B Buchanan

“Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants” Book Review: The book provides an update, including much new material. This text adds some chapters to improve the presentation. The book is organised and illustrative, having over 1,000 full-colour illustrations and 500 photographs. This book covers the basics of plant sciences. It includes new advancements in this field. It contains many illustrations and photographs for better understanding. This book covers compartments, cell reproduction, energy flow, metabolic and developmental integration and many more. It includes two new chapters on signal transduction and responses to pathogens. It explains restructuring of cell reproduction in a proper way. This book is useful to students as well as teachers in this field. The volume is divided into five broad parts. The major part of the book includes Compartments, Cell Reproduction and Energy Flow. The volume also includes few relevant topics like Metabolic and Developmental Integration, and Plant Environment and Agriculture concisely. The book also includes two new chapters on signal transduction and responses to pathogens. It has improved presentation on cell reproduction. Chapter end exercises and solved examples are provided at the end for better understanding.
2. “Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects” by Aiming Wang and Shengwu Ma

“Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects” Book Review: This book explains production of recombinant proteins with various functions. This helps the increase in the market for recombinant protein pharmaceuticals and industrial enzymes. It includes latest advancements and current challenges faced in molecular farming. This book is useful to researchers, teachers and students interested in this field. It explains everything ranging from expression technologies to downstream processing It also covers products to safety issues and tips for future developments.

3. “Molecular Farming of Plants and Animals for Human and Veterinary Medicine” by L Erickson and W J Yu

“Molecular Farming of Plants and Animals for Human and Veterinary Medicine” Book Review: This book explains molecular farming and biotechnology for the bio-based economy of the future. It discusses the herbicide resistant crop plants which helped the farmers and agrochemical companies. The book suggests that these products can be made using food or non-food organisms for a range of applications in industry. It would be beneficial to both animal and human health.The book covers new technologies for the growth of this field. It discusses the role of basic nutrition and immunophysiological impact of food.

4. “Molecular Farming” by Amita Sarkar
5. “Molecular Genetics (Objective)” by Phundan Singh

“Molecular Genetics (Objective)” Book Review: This book explains the fundamentals of molecular genetics. It contains 21 chapters which have been divided into four sections. The chapters explain DNA and RNA structure, protein synthesis and gene regulation. It also covers mutations and genetic code along with molecular techniques. This book is useful to students and professionals in this field.

6. “Plant Biotechnology for Health: From Secondary Metabolites to Molecular Farming” by Maria Alejandra Alvarez

“Plant Biotechnology for Health: From Secondary Metabolites to Molecular Farming” Book Review: This book explains the basics of plant biotechnology for producing compounds of pharmaceutical and industrial purposes. It discusses the contribution of in vitro plant cell cultures for producing recombinant proteins. This is called molecular farming. This book covers compounds produced by plants that are useful for human and animal health. The processes of production are celebrated in a comprehensive way. The book includes theoretical points as well as research analysis. It is useful to professionals and researchers working in the field of plant biotechnology, molecular farming and biochemical engineering.

7. “Molecular Farming” by Holly Philips

“Molecular Farming” Book Review: This book explains the application of biotechnology and genetic engineering for growth in the molecular farming sector. It stresses on using plant and animal proteins to produce pharmaceutical substances in large quantities. The book covers the materials required for production of enzymes, vaccines and hormones at low cost. This book will help the readers to better understand the concepts of plant genome, recombinant antibodies and therapeutic medicines in an easy way. This book is useful to students as well as experts of this field.

8. “Molecular Farming” by Rainer Fischer and Stefan Schillberg

“Molecular Farming” Book Review: This book is designed by both academic and industry experts of the molecular farming field. It explains the current production technologies which are implemented in farming. It also covers tips and suggestions for future applications. The chapters cover topics like chloroplast-derived antibodies, production of antibodies in plants and biopharmaceuticals and edible vaccines. This book is helpful to biotechnologists, gene technologists, molecular biologists and protein biochemists in university and industries.

9. “Plant Genetic Engineering , Volumes 8: Metabolic Enginering And Molecular Farming – Ii” by Pawan K Jaiwal
10. “Plant Genome Analysis: Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology (A Crc Series in Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology)” by Peter M Gresshoff

“Plant Genome Analysis: Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology (A Crc Series in Current Topics in Plant Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book covers analysis of new technologies implemented in the field of plant molecular biology. It also highlights the use of molecular technology in agriculture. It explains the topics like advances in genome analysis, DNA amplification markers and microsatellites. The content is reviewed by experts and scientists, many of whom are the developers of the technique. The technologies explained are antisense technology, telomeres and plant YACs. It highlights the importance of cell cycle genes in plants. Analysis of cytoplasmic male sterility in the french bean that focuses on the mitochondrial genome is also covered. Concepts are explained using diagrams and photographs wherever necessary. The book provides detailed information on molecular mapping of trees.


5. Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics

1. “Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology” by Verma P S and Agarwal V K

“Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology” Book Review: This book is written for B.Sc. Pass and Honours courses and is equally useful to students enrolled in M.Sc. Zoology, Botany and Biosciences. This book elaborately explains topics like cell biology, genetics. It also provides information on vital topics like molecular biology, evolution and ecology. This book also includes simplified and labelled diagrams and pictures for better understanding. Revision questions are included to evaluate the students’ knowledge.

2. “Cell Biology Genetics Molecular Biology” by Halder Kar
3. “Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology” by N Arumugam and R P Meyyan

“Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology” Book Review: This book is written for biology students. This book involves information about important topics like cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. It also covers many topics related to cells like cell growth, cell division and many more. Other important topics like gametogenesis, dna in the genetic material and protein synthesis are also elaborately explained in this book.

4. “BIOS Instant Notes in Molecular Biology” by Alexander McLennan and Andy Bates

“BIOS Instant Notes in Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book is written for undergraduate students as a study guide before exam or students looking for a concise introduction to molecular biology. This book covers topics like enzymes, cells, amino acids and proteins and studying proteins in detail. Other topics like membranes and cell signalling, lipid metabolism, protein synthesis are also covered. This book also contains clear and simple diagrams for easy understanding. Each chapter begins with a topic summarisation of the chapter along with a description of the subject.

5. “Molecular Cell Biology” by Harvey Lodish and James E Darnell

“Molecular Cell Biology” Book Review: This book is written for biology students and people interested in molecular cell biology. At the end of each chapter, research questions that help researchers analyse the data and update their perspectives for the future. This book also includes a media package that contains a website with animations, videos and classic experiments that covers groundbreaking molecular cell biology experiments. PowerPoint images and text solutions are included for instructors.

6. “The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance” by Nessa Carey

“The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance” Book Review: This book is written for biology students and people interested in the epigenetic revolution. The author gives brief explanations about diverse phenomena such as how queen bees and ants control their colonies, why tortoiseshell cats are always female, why we age and other topics like why some plants need a period of cold before they can flower and much more. The author also talks about the amazing possibilities for humankind that epigenetics offers.

7. “Genetics: A Molecular Approach” by Terry A Brown

“Genetics: A Molecular Approach” Book Review: This book is written for biology students and people enrolled in courses related to genetics. This book includes detailed elaborations about topics like population genetics and evolution. Other topics like molecular biology and eukaryotes are also included in this book.

8. “Solving Problems in Genetics” by Richard Kowles
“Solving Problems in Genetics” Book Review: This book is written for undergraduate students studying biology or students enrolled in courses related to genetics. This book includes topics like center about Mendelian, cytogenetic, molecular, quantitative, and population genetics, with a few more specialized areas. This book also provides the appropriate basic statistics necessary to make analyses. The book is designed in such a way that analytical methods learned in early parts of the book are subsequently revisited and used for later analyses.

9. “Schaum’s Easy Outline Molecular and Cell Biology” by William Stansfield and Jaime S. Colome
10. “Plant Transcription Factors: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Ling Yuan and Sharyn E Perry

“Plant Transcription Factors: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book covers the basic concepts as well as the detailed protocols of a series of commonly used tools for investigating plant TFs. It also discusses selection of TF families in plants to present approaches for identifying them, methods to verify the function, to identify protein interactions in which TFs are involved, and how the interactions are mediated. Numerous examples of TFs that function non-cell-autonomously have been discovered and methods to assess intercellular trafficking are also discussed. It also talks about examining interaction with DNA, concluding with a discussion of directed evolution to generate transcription factors that can more efficiently control desired processes. The chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


6. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

1. “Molecular Biology” by David P Clark BA

“Molecular Biology” Book Review: This revised edition of book is a resource for college and university students in the life sciences, medicine and related fields. This textbook is useful for students and professors. It offers new chapters on RNA, genome defense, and epigenetics. It also includes expanded coverage of RNAi, CRISPR, and more ensuring topical content for students. This volume introduces basic concepts that are followed by more specific applications as the text evolves. Moreover, this book contains research that is essential on current experimental work reported in cell press articles. These articles form the basis of case studies that is designed to tie current topics to the scientific community in the volume. This book is for undergraduate students taking a course in molecular biology. It is also useful for upper-level students studying cell biology, microbiology, genetics, and pharmacology. The book is also reliable for biotechnology, biochemistry, and agriculture like courses.

2. “Molecular Biology of the Cell” by Bruce Alberts and Alexander Johnson

“Molecular Biology of the Cell” Book Review: This comprehensive textbook is useful in introductory courses at the university level. It describes the current understanding of cell biology and includes basic biochemistry. It also explores experimental methods for investigating cells, the properties common to most eukaryotic cells, the expression and transmission of genetic information. A chapter is described on various topics like the internal organization of cells, and the behaviour of cells in multicellular organisms. It gives an introduction for someone not familiar with the field. The textbook includes a bibliography at the end of each chapter to encourage further study.

3. “Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function” by Craig and N Green

“Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function” Book Review: This textbook is a useful reference for students studying molecular biology on a wide range of undergraduate programmes. It provides a current, comprehensive, and balanced approach on the topic of molecular biology. The organization of the topics, and presentation of the material is easy to read. The organization of the chapters presents the material at various levels of detailed topics. It summarizes information of contemporary molecular biology. This text adopts an approach to molecular biology. It covers some more traditional topics, including genetics and basic cell biology and biochemistry. This textbook also includes snapshots of recent research alongside the fundamental science by which it is underpinned.

4. “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” by William H Elliott and Daphne C Elliott

“Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book is a resource for students to know the key principles and concepts about biology or biochemistry, biomedical science or nutrition. The book discusses the fundamentals of molecular biology and biochemistry. The book also includes mass spectrometry, RNA interference andX-ray synchrotron radiation like topics. The medical applications of single nucleotide polymorphisms, the development of pluripotent cells with stem cell potential, and the use of protein and DNA databases is explained in descriptive. The textbook volume also includes their application to the study of disease-causing genes, written in simple student friendly language. It gives a contemporary, intellectually stimulating depiction of the field. Its scope, size and presentation make biochemistry and molecular biology easy to read.

5. “Posttranslational Modification of Proteins: Tools for Functional Proteomics” by Christoph Kannicht

“Posttranslational Modification of Proteins: Tools for Functional Proteomics” Book Review: This comprehensive textbook is to detect and analyze the co- and posttranslational modifications of proteins. It focuses on the fields of protein function. It covers the significant protein modifications. It also explores proteome research, and the characterization of pharmaceutical proteins. The majority of all proteins undergo co- and/or posttranslational modifications and are discussed in this book. The volume also includes physical and chemical properties. It also includes folding, conformation distribution, stability, act- ity and function of the proteins. The book also discusses the examples of the biological effects of protein mo- fictions. The major part of which include: phosphorylation for signal transduction and ubiquitination for p- tenolysis. There are also attachments of fatty acids for membrane anchoring or association and glycosylation for protein half-life. The book also explores the subtopics like targeting, cell–cell and cell–matrix interactions, and carboxylation in protein. Full understanding of a specific protein structure–function relationship detailed information is provided in the book.

6. “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action” by T Franklin

“Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action” Book Review: This book is based on lecture courses given to undergraduates. The book is an introduction to the biochemistry of antimicrobial action for advanced students in many disciplines. It is also useful to established scientists who are new to this area of research. The book is concerned with a discussion of medically important antimicrobial compounds and also a number of agents. It is to present the available information in a simple and readable way, emphasizing the established facts rather than more controversial material.

7. “Immunoelectron Microscopy: Methods and Protocols: 657 (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Steven D Schwartzbach and Tetsuaki Osafune

“Immunoelectron Microscopy: Methods and Protocols: 657(Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book discusses Immunoelectron Microscopy, its method and protocols. Immunoelectron microscopy is a technique that assists the relation between biochemistry, molecular biology and ultrastructural studies. In this book, researchers integrate molecular biologist and microscopist. From the molecular biology toolbox, various methods are discussed. The method includes antigen production by protein expression in bacterial cells, production of anti -peptide, monoclonal, and polyclonal antibodies. The method of epitope tagged protein expression in plant and animal cells grants protein localization in the absence of protein specific antibodies. Topics such as cryo-methods and chemical fixation methods are also included. Each chapter explores various aspects of immunogold labelling. The book contains chapters which includes introduction, list of necessary materials and reagents, protocols and notes.


7. Computational Methods in Bio-Molecular Sequence Analysis

1. “RNA Sequence, Structure, and Function: Computational and Bioinformatic Methods (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Jan Gorodkin and Walter L Ruzzo

“RNA Sequence, Structure, and Function: Computational and Bioinformatic Methods (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book discusses the structure and functions of RNA. Computational and bioinformatics methods are explained in detail by leading experts in this particular field. Proteins, RNA molecules, informatics tools and the challenges are discussed in this book. all the methods in every chapter are discussed with proper description and implementation instructions for getting the best results. This book is beneficial for medical students studying molecular biology.

2. “Computational Methods for Protein Structure Prediction and Modeling: Volume 1: Basic Characterization (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)” by Ying Xu and Dong Xu

“Computational Methods for Protein Structure Prediction and Modeling: Volume 1: Basic Characterization (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)” Book Review: This book describes computational methods for the prediction and modelling of protein structures. topics included force field, modelling, classification, computational methods, structure prediction. Historical information and worked out problems are discussed throughout the book with mathematical formulations and methods. Future research is also discussed in this book. This book is useful for students studying biomedical engineering and medical Physics.

3. “Theoretical and Computational Methods in Genome Research” by Sándor Suhai

“Theoretical and Computational Methods in Genome Research” Book Review: This book covers the computational and theoretical methods used in genome research. Main chapters included are analysis of gene functions by the metabolic pathway database, evaluating statistical significance, recognising functional domains in biological sequences. Various researchers and scientists have contributed to writing chapters in this book. Other topics included are visualising the genome, data management for ligand-based drug design, comprehensive genome information systems. A total of 23 chapters discussed in this book at great length. Images and figures are provided so that the topic can be understood easily. This book is useful for students studying the topics of genome and sequencing.

4. “Multiple Sequence Alignment Methods (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by David J Russell

“Multiple Sequence Alignment Methods (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book discusses various sequence alignment methods. Leading experts in the field of sequencing help contributed in this book. multiple sequence alignment methods, new algorithms end different techniques are described in detail with step-by-step instructions. This book is useful for students studying molecular biology.

5. “Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics” by Jonathan Pevsner

“Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics” Book Review: This book is an introduction to bioinformatics and functional genomics. Main topics included analysing DNA, RNA and protein sequences, access to sequence data and related information, pairwise sequence alignment. Other chapters mentioned are basic local alignment search tools, advanced database searching, multiple sequence alignment, molecular phylogeny and evolution. References and suggested reading sections are added for further reading purposes. self-test quizzes are added in each unit for students’ practice. More than 500 figures, tables and images are provided in this book for students to have an easier understanding. students studying bioinformatics can refer to this book.

6. “Sequence Comparison: Theory and Methods (Computational Biology)” by imusti

“Sequence Comparison: Theory and Methods (Computational Biology)” Book Review: This book provides an overview on alignment algorithms and techniques. Main topics included are sequence comparison, the spaced seed technique, new flexible strategies for coping with various scoring schemes. Other topics mentioned are the theory on the significance of high scoring segment pairs between un alignment sequences, molecular biology and Software for sequence alignment. Tables, images and labelled figures are provided throughout the book for easier understanding of the topics. This book is useful for molecular biology and computational biology students.

7. “Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins (Methods of Biochemical Analysis)” by Andreas D Baxevanis and B F Francis Ouellette

“Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins (Methods of Biochemical Analysis)” Book Review: This book discusses the practical ways on how to analyse the genes and proteins. Main topics involved are analysis of DNA, protein sequence data, principles of bioinformatics. practical discussions and computational tools discussed along with Predictive algorithms on sequence structure. various chapters are written by experts in the field of sequencing and bioinformatics. Other topics mentioned are comparative genomics, large scale genome, sequence assembly and expressed sequence tags. problems and bibliography are added at the end of each unit for students’ practice. This book is beneficial for biochemical and bioinformatics students.

8. “Computational Methods in Synthetic Biology (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Mario Andrea Marchisio

“Computational Methods in Synthetic Biology (Methods in Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book explains the computational methods used in synthetic biology. Computation methods, different algorithms for the design of bio components, analysis techniques are discussed in this book. CAD programs and distributed systems are also mentioned in this book. Detailed descriptions and implementation directions are provided on all the methods in this book. This book is useful for molecular biology students.

9. “Structural Genomics and Drug Discovery (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Wayne Anderson
10. “Protein Sequence Determination: A Sourcebook of Methods and Techniques (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics Molekularbiol)” by Saul B Needleman

“Protein Sequence Determination: A Sourcebook of Methods and Techniques (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics Molekularbiol)” Book Review: This book describes the methods and techniques used in protein sequence determination. Topics included are on to enable aspects of chemical, structural and functional mechanistic phenomena, Mitochondrial proteins. Other topics mentioned are Mechanism of enzyme action, the immunochemistry of collagen and the role of lysosomal enzymes in lipid storage diseases. Several case studies are also provided in this book for practical knowledge. instrumentation, step by step instructions on the methods are provided throughout the book. This book is useful for molecular biology and biochemistry students.

11. “Prenatal Diagnosis (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Sinuhe Hahn and Laird G Jackson

“Prenatal Diagnosis (Methods in Molecular Biology)” book review:The book is designed for students pursuing molecular biology and interested in Prenatal diagnosis. The book provides techniques that expand the depth and scope of classical invasive prenatal diagnosis. The book features a totally unique focus on novel approaches for prenatal diagnosis. The book provides the Methods in Molecular Biology series format. The chapters include step-by-step laboratory protocols, lists of the necessary materials, and tips on troubleshooting.

12. “Mycobacteria Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Tanya Parish and Amanda Claire Brown

“Mycobacteria conventions altered by ward and stoker Book Review: This book gives the first mycobacterial strategy booklet since the presentation of subatomic science and bioinformatics to the field of mycobacterial research albeit this assortment of protocolos is too expansive as a wellspring of protocolos to the clinical microbiologist or the seat fundamental researcher it gives an excellent wellspring of start up focuses references and knowledge to people working in the field of mycobacteria. Refreshed and updated this exhaustive volume gives a choice of the freshest techniques just as a portion of the fundamental strategies needed for a mycobacterial research lab mycobacteria conventions. Mycobacteria conventions strategies in atomic science dec 05 2020 posted by honest g butcher media text id b51323dd online pdf digital book epub library first to present the bit by bit conventions approach that has gotten the norm taking all things together biomedical convention distributing techniques to contemplate the science of mycobacteria areMycobacteria Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)” by Tanya Parish and Amanda Claire Brown.

13. “Plant-Virus Interactions: Molecular Biology, Intra- and Intercellular Transport” by Tatjana Kleinow

“Plant-Virus Interactions: Molecular Biology, Intra- and Intercellular Transport” Book Review: The book is developed for researchers in plant biology and virology and those who aim to understand cell biology of virus-plant interactions. The main focus is on the interactions between plants and viruses. The interactions of viral proteins or nucleic acids with host components (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids and metabolites) are discussed. The book gives an understanding on the current state of the research conducted on these interactions and emphasises the dynamic interplay between plant viruses and host cells.


8. Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics

1. “Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology” by Verma P S and Agarwal V K

“Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology” Book Review: This book is written for B.Sc. Pass and Honours courses and is equally useful to students enrolled in M.Sc. Zoology, Botany and Biosciences. This book elaborately explains topics like cell biology, genetics. It also provides information on vital topics like molecular biology, evolution and ecology. This book also includes simplified and labelled diagrams and pictures for better understanding. Revision questions are included to evaluate the students’ knowledge.

2. “Cell Biology Genetics Molecular Biology” by Halder Kar
3. “Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology” by N Arumugam and R P Meyyan

“Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology” Book Review: This book is written for biology students. This book involves information about important topics like cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. It also covers many topics related to cells like cell growth, cell division and many more. Other important topics like gametogenesis, dna in the genetic material and protein synthesis are also elaborately explained in this book.

4. “Schaum’s Easy Outline Molecular and Cell Biology” by William Stansfield and Jaime S. Colome
5. “Photosynthesis: Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics” by G S Singhal and James Barber

“Photosynthesis: Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics” Book Review: This book is designed to understand the applications of molecular biology. It also relays the application of bioenergetics of photosynthesis. Photosynthetic conversion of light energy into chemical energy helps in plant productivity. It is stored in the biomass of plants. The steps included in this process is the electron transfer and proton translocation. Projects are being taken up by various researchers. Their work will help in understanding the photosynthetic process further. This book will discuss the work carried out by them.

6. “International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology” by Kwang W Jeon

“International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology” Book Review: This book tells us about the current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology–both plants and animals. This book can be referred to as advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional scientists, and Researchers in this field. This book contains articles addressing structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. This book can also be referred to by some of the foremost scientists in the field. This book provides up-to-date information and directions for future research.

7. “Calculations for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: A Guide to Mathematics in the Laboratory” by Frank H Stephenson

“Calculations for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: A Guide to Mathematics in the Laboratory” Book Review: This book provides an introduction to the myriad of laboratory calculations used in molecular biology and biotechnology. The book begins by discussing the use of scientific notation and metric prefixes, which require the use of exponents and an understanding of significant digits. This book explains the mathematics involved in making solutions, the characteristics of cell growth, the multiplicity of infection, and the quantification of nucleic acids. In this book, most of the topics range from basic scientific notations to complex subjects like nucleic acid chemistry and recombinant DNA technology. Each chapter includes a brief explanation of the concept and covers necessary definitions, theory, and rationale for each type of calculation. This book covers real-time PCR and the mathematics used to measure gene expression.

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