Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants
Biochemistry Molecular Biology of Plants is a major contribution to the plant sciences literature, superbly edited by three distinguished scientists, Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, and Russell L. Jones, with contributions from more than 50 world-renowned scientists. With over 1,400 pages, 1,100 full-colour original drawings and 500 photographs this work qualifies, in the words of the Science reviewer, as:
"an essential reference for practicing plant biologists and for the increasing number of scientists from other disciplines who are entering the field of plant biology. To exploit fully the wealth of new information provided by the genome projects and to integrate the metabolic, regulatory, and signal transduction pathways of complex organisms, biologists will require a solid command of biochemistry and physiology. For this reason, the publication of Biochemistry Molecular Biology of Plants could not have come at a more opportune and auspicious time."
This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, useful both for teaching and for reference. The multi-authored work provides a contemporary view of its subject, including molecular biology, cell biology, and plant physiology, integrated around the themes of:
Read the words of the reviewer in CELL:
"The great strength of this book is that it has integrated its three major components (molecular biology, cell biology, and plant biochemistry) in each of the 24 chapters, resulting in a comprehensive analysis of a multitude of specific topics."
Who should buy this spectacular new text?Plant biologists and scientists in related fields Professors in departments of plant biology, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, and related fields Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of plant biology Researchers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agribusiness industries A CD-ROM of all illustrative matter in the book is available separately. From the Back Cover Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants is a major contribution to the plant biology literature, superbly designed and edited by three distinguished plant biologists, Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, and Russell L. Jones. Based on the contributions of leading specialists in the field, this book provides a contemporary view of its subjects integrated around the themes of compartmentation, cell reproduction, energetics, metabolism, and development The book is a meticulously organized and richly illustrated work, useful both for teaching and for reference. It is intended to serve plant biology and related disciplines, ranging from molecular biology and biotechnology to biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, and ecology. Researchers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agribusiness industries will find a wealth of information inside. A CD-ROM of all illustrative matter in the book is available separately. CUSTOMER REVIEWS Best Plant Biol. book out there, November 16, 2005 I am a PhD candidate in Plant Sciences and I work with both applied and basic researchers who work on all aspects of plant biology/agriculture etc. Everyone I work with and myself included feel that this is the best single plant biology text. It is a few years old now so some of the mol. biology will be outdated, and a couple of examples have since been proven to be different than described in the book, but this is minor. This is for the adv. undergrad or graduate student and if you are a graduate student in plant biology you should have this book-it is very expensive, but nearly every post-doc/grad student I know has a copy. Get the hardcover it will hold up better.
Rating: 4.1 | Added on: 7 Nov 2006
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