This comprehensive and fully updated textbook on cell and molecular biology gives the essential concepts and applications of molecular biology to students of Biology, pharmacy, Biotechnology, microbiology and other related disciplines. The text reflects the advances that are transforming the field, ranging from genetic engineering to new techniques with broad applications. An ideal, student-friendly text that conforms to model syllabus prescribed by UGC and most universities. Key features: presents essentials of molecular biology along with the significant advances in a user-friendly manner. Expanded coverage of fine structure of chromatin, Characterisation and purification of proteins, post-translational modifications, DNA repair, and protein targeting. New chapters on Characterisation and sequence determination of proteins, 3D structure visualisation of proteins, organelle genomes, receptors and signalling pathways, bacteriophages, and apoptosis. Describes sophisticated techniques and their applications employed in molecular biology. Includes a Chapter on bioinformatics to emphasise that molecular processes can be addressed computationally. Pedagogical features include a comprehensive glossary and chapter-end problems for comprehension. About 450 clear and descriptive illustrations.
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