Best Reference Books – Molecular Biology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 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 top 10 best books on Molecular Biology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Molecular Biology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Molecular Biology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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: This textbook deals with the special emphasis on molecular biology, covering gene structure, organisation, and expression 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. 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

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“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.

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

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“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

“Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Book Review: 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. 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

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“Molecular Biology” Book Review: The book presents the subject matter of molecular processes and components in a lucid fashion. 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.

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