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Molecular biology. Alberts, Bruce. M64 Scientists can calculate the age of the Sun and predict when it will cease to shine, but we cannot explain how it is that a human being may live for eighty years but a mouse for only two. We know the complete genome sequences of these and many other species, but we still cannot predict how a cell will behave if we mutate a previously unstudied gene. Stars may be times bigger, but cells are more complex, more intricately structured, and more astonishing products of the laws of physics and chemistry.
With each edition of this book, we marvel at the new information that cell biologists have gathered in just a few years. But we are even more amazed and daunted at the sophistication of the mechanisms that we encounter.
The deeper we probe into the cell, the more we realize how much remains to be understood.
In the days of our innocence, working on the first edition, we hailed the identi- fication of a single protein—a signal receptor, say—as a great step forward. Genome sequencing has given us virtu- ally complete molecular parts-lists for many different organisms; genetics and biochemistry have told us a great deal about what those parts are capable of individually and which ones interact with which others; but we have only the most primitive grasp of the dynamics of these biochemical systems, with all their interlocking control loops.
Therefore, although there are great achieve- ments to report, cell biologists face even greater challenges for the future. In this edition, we have included new material on many topics, ranging from epigenetics, histone modifications, small RNAs, and comparative genomics, to genetic noise, cytoskeletal dynamics, cell-cycle control, apoptosis, stem cells, and novel cancer therapies. As in previous editions, we have tried above all to give readers a conceptual framework for the mass of information that we now have about cells.
This means going beyond the recitation of facts. The goal is to learn how to put the facts to use—to reason, to predict, and to control the behavior of living systems. To help readers on the way to an active understanding, we have for the first time incorporated end-of-chapter problems, written by John Wilson and Tim Hunt. These emphasize a quantitative approach and the art of reasoning from experiments. The Problems Book ISBN , by the same authors, gives com- plete answers to these problems and also contains more than additional problems and solutions.
Other ancillaries available for the book include a bank of test questions and lecture outlines, available to qual- ified instructors, and a set of full-color overhead transparencies. Perhaps the biggest change is in the physical structure of the book.
In an effort to make the standard Student Edition somewhat more portable, we are providing Chapters 21—25, covering multicellular systems, in electronic PDF form on the accompanying disc, while retaining in the printed volume Chapters 1—20, covering the core of the usual cell biology curriculum.
But we should emphasize that the final chapters have been revised and updated as thoroughly as the rest of the book and we sincerely hope that they will be read! A Reference Edition ISBN , containing the full set of chapters as printed pages, is also available for those who prefer it.
Full details of the conventions adopted in the book are given in the Note to the Reader that follows this Preface.
Alberts, B. However, we should not be embarrassed to call this book a classic.
It was revolutionary when it was first introduced and through its several iterations has evolved into one of the most important texts in cell biology.
This presents an embarrassment of riches when considering text adoption and also probably provides the competition to keep both these grand books at the top of their efforts and spawns frequent new editions. MBoC's previous edition was produced in and many sections merited an overhaul.
Beyond their competitive drives, the authors probably recognized their rapidly changing fields required numerous updates. The success of past volumes and the likely success of this one show that they have accomplished this in a useable and elegant fashion.
The book has been modified in some important ways. There are now page numbers in the detailed table of contents and problems at the end of each chapter. These were deficits in the previous volume. However, there is also available an updated edition of the problems book authored by John Wilson and Tim Hunt containing many more problems. Readers seeking hard copy will have to download the larger Reference Edition.
Thus, in reality, Edition Five is an introduction to the future world of hydrid texts, with one foot in the printed world and one in the cyber world.
The DVD has far more than extra chapters; it has a larger collection of Quicktime movies and animations than Edition Four do not miss the authors morphing into one another! NCBI Bookshelf. Molecular Biology of the Cell is chiefly concerned with eucaryotic cells, as opposed to bacteria, and its title reflects the prime importance of the insights that have come from the molecular approach. Part I and Part II of the book analyze cells from this perspective and cover the traditional material of cell biology courses.
But molecular biology by itself is not enough. The eucaryotic cells that form multicellular animals and plants are social organisms to an extreme degree: To understand how they function, one must study the ways cells in multicellular communities, as well as the internal workings of cells in isolation. These are two very different levels of investigation, but each depends on the other for focus and direction.
We have therefore devoted Part III of the book to the behavior of cells in multicellular animals and plants. Thus developmental biology, histology, immunobiology, and neurobiology are discussed at much greater length than in other cell biology textbooks.