This heritage continues with the new Fifth Edition, which was fully revised and updated to describe our present, quickly advancing understanding of cell biology. To list but a couple of examples, a lot of new material is introduced on epigenetics; stem cells; RNAi; comparative genomics; the newest cancer treatments; apoptosis (today its own separate chapter); and cell cycle management and the mechanisms of M stage (currently integrated into one phase).
The hallmark includes Molecular Biology of the Cell are retained, for example, its own consistent and detailed art program, clear notion headings, and succinct segment summaries. Furthermore, in response to extensive feedback from subscribers, the Fifth Edition now includes several new capabilities.
It’s now more mobile. Chapters 1-20 are printed and Chapters 21-25, covering multicellular systems, are supplied as PDF documents on the free Media DVD-ROM which accompanies the publication. * And for the very first time, Molecular Biology of the Cell currently contains end-of-chapter questions. These issues, composed by John Wilson and Tim Hunt, emphasize a qualitative strategy and also the art of reasoning from experiments, and they’ll help students review and expand their understanding derived from reading the textbook. The Media DVD-ROM, that is packaged with each copy of the publication, contains PowerPoint® presentations together with each the characters, tables, and micrographs from the text (accessible as JPEGs also). Also included is your Media Player, which performs over 125 films–cartoons, videos, and molecular versions–all with voice-over narration. A brand new reader-friendly attribute is that the integration of websites codes through the text which link directly to pertinent videos and cartoons.
By extracting the fundamental concepts from this enormous and ever-growing discipline, the authors tell the story of cell biology and thus produce a coherent framework through which readers can approach and revel in this topic that’s so central to all biology.