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Molecular Biology of the Cell (4th Ed.), A Problems Approach. Wilson, John H., and Hunt, Tim; Garland Science, New York, , pp., ISBN. Molecular Biology Of The Cell Is The Classic In-depth Text Reference In Cell Biology. Bibliography Alberts, Bruce, Et Al. Molecular Biology Of The Cell, 4th Ed. Molecular Biology of the Cell. II. Basic Genetic Mechanisms. 4. DNA and. Chromosomes. Figure Chromosomes in cells. (A) Two adjacent plant cells.

Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Wilson, John H. The 4th edition of Alberts' et al. Both books are marvelous encyclopedic texts; MBoC has grown in size to pages, while MCB reduced its size to pages. MBoC is a load to carry, weighing in at 8. Which of the two texts one will prefer depends in part on taste and in part on what one wants students to have at their fingertips. MBoC is a visually beautiful book. It is richly illustrated with clear diagrams and photographs, usually with nice legends that adequately describe the key ideas of the figures. While I prefer the clean lines and colors of MCB figures, many readers are likely to find the style of MBoC equally if not more appealing. A great feature of MBoC is the use of timelines to illustrate the progress of a field e. MBoC sets aside a variety of discussions e. These sections are either excellent introductions to basic ideas in cell biology e. Developments in cell biology of biomedical or agricultural significance are often segregated into discrete, small sections by many newer cell biology texts including MCB.

Confusions in terminology can make understanding difficult.

Some of these signal sequences are known by different names, and the index does not help one find these sequences very easily.

The Methods chapters are well done except that the fundamental principle of selection in DNA cloning is left out, which seems to be a growing trend in many newer texts. The authors do not provide an adequate description of how the second dimension is set up. This is a question that MBoC does not clarify for students, and I suspect for many instructors.

I have not gone a semester where this question has not come up in my courses. My last two comments are a call to the august collection of writers who write MBoC and MCB as well as the other cell biology texts. Cell biology has become a remarkably quantitative science. Yet no cell biology text introduces students to this development beyond some basic enzyme kinetics or simple chemical equilibrium. Later in the text in one of the developmental biology chapters Chapter 21 , gradients of signals are discussed in a qualitative rather than a quantitative fashion.

Both MBoC and MCB present optical traps or tweezers but neither are willing to show the important quantitative results that have been uncovered using simple ideas and equations from mechanics. Indeed, an important pedagogic opportunity is lost by not illustrating the use of classical physics. Such a presentation can identify emerging directions within a field. Although MBoC does discuss quantitative aspects of cytoskeletal dynamics, this is more an exception than a rule.

Given Professor Alberts' wonderful discussion in Cell , When one completely segregates the qualitative features of cell biology MBoC from its quantitative features the Wilson and Hunt book , students and instructors are likely to sacrifice the quantitative aspects in favor of covering more of the qualitative aspects in the pages of text. This brings me to my second comment and last criticism.

A modern text can and should do more than provide a discussion of our latest knowledge; it should point students toward the emerging problems faced by a field of scholarship. Cell biology is undergoing a monumental transformation, and the authors of both texts are in a unique position to share their perspective on the really challenging issues facing this interdisciplinary field.

These are thoughtfully done and will serve as a standard for other developers to emulate and improve upon. Wilson was an author of at least two of those books. Wilson and Hunt have expanded their book from its previous editions to include new problems, many of which are devoted to basic chemistry and biochemistry, areas that were not addressed in previous editions.

This book provides problems covering the first 18 chapters of MBoC. There are five basic styles of assessment in the Wilson and Hunt book. Some are elementary, but many will require an integration of knowledge. In this new edition, Wilson and Hunt present real data e. Previous editions of this book contained problems that were challenging to most graduate students and beyond the reach of most undergraduates.

However, I caution instructors: I often have to break them down into simpler components for my students. These five categories of assessment are not segregated. The presentation of material appears to follow the presentation in MBoC. I think the book would be more pedagogically useful if these categories were segregated as they were in previous editions. Thankfully the authors do not provide solutions to all the problems; instead, they give references or refer to figures in Classwire www.

This later point is not intuitively obvious and can be a bit confusing to readers. I wish more problems were available to instructors only. Students learn when they are forced to find answers, which they can test out on an instructor or a peer.

Having so many answers so easily accessible fosters dependence that ultimately inhibits the development of analytical skills. As encyclopedic texts, they place a burden on instructors and students to sort out what can be learned in a single semester.

On the other hand, these texts could be used for multiple courses in cell biology, molecular biology, and any advanced course in these disciplines at the undergraduate or graduate level. Despite its enormous size, MBoC is a pleasure to read.

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The combination of MBoC with its companion problems book provides cell biology students a rich resource with which to learn cell biology. Volume 31 , Issue 4. Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password.

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Volume 31 , Issue 4 July Pages Figures References Related Information. Email or Customer ID. Forgot password? Molecular Cell Biology stands out as a text directed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

In contrast, the other texts can easily serve as introductory texts for a much broader range of undergraduates. So, which text does one use to teach cell biology? This depends on how one intends to use a textbook. Hence, if one relies on the text to serve as a major teaching tool in developing understanding, then the texts by Becker et al.

Of these two texts, Molecular Biology of the Cell Alberts et al. Often, Molecular Cell Biology reads more like a review article than a text designed for undergraduates. Both Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Biology of the Cell use assertive statement headings; however, Molecular Biology of the Cell uses the headings to break up the text into relatively small segments.

Molecular Biology of the Cell provides review references as superscripts to each subheading; whereas, Molecular Cell Biology places the citation of review references at the end of each chapter.

Citations in both books focus largely on review articles.

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One requirement of a resource text is an exhaustive index, and both texts have satisfying indices. Many of these are quite good, and useful to students. The end of the chapter also includes more traditional review questions, as does the student companion volume discussed below.

These sections are marked by icons, and are generally quite short. I wish that these sections were a bit more elaborate, similar to what is found in the Becker, Cooper, and Karp texts, wherein key citations of the literature are included and discussed. Here, students are directed to answer important biological questions as they read a small collection of primary research papers. To give one example, the authors ignore important work in the integration of the three major cytoskeletal systems in generating and maintaining cell structure, force-generation, and cell signaling in the appropriate chapters.

This emerging synthesis is already generating bold new perspectives into the nature of cell signaling, cell movement, and metabolic regulation. In any case, I expected a bolder, far-reaching approach from such prominent scientists.

Molecular Cell Biology has several key ancillary materials. The CD-ROM is nice and has a unique feature in the presentation of classic experiments; unfortunately, only eleven are presented. I think more robust animations of processes such as the formation of transcriptional initiation complexes, cell signaling, and cytoskeletal dynamics are now possible and should be what one encounters in these supplements.

Further, I think it is time to see more interactive self-testing and problem solving in these supplements. They are nicely done and informative; however, they are hardly what I would call a genuine tutorial, in the sense that the students are guided through a set of exercises to develop a concept.

The inclusion of even more electronic versions of key and classic papers would make this CD-ROM an invaluable resource to students and instructors, provided copyright issues can be handled economically.

The web-based resource for Molecular Cell Biology by Michael Klymkowsky is an excellent resource for students and instructors. With computer hook-ups in the classroom, an instructor can take full advantage of the numerous animations and videos to highlight a lecture. Many cell biology instructors teach cell biology as an experimental science, meaning that there is a central focus on the presentation and interpretation of experiments.

However, both Molecular Biology of the Cell and Molecular Cell Biology have problem books available as separate ancillary texts. Wong, Richard A.

Walker, and Glenda Gillaspy, respectively, are excellent. Ironically, the Molecular Cell Biology student companion is better suited to undergraduates than the problem book that accompanies Molecular Biology of the Cell.

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While the Molecular Cell Biology student companion does have some review material, both of these problem books are stand-alone volumes that should be in the hands of anyone teaching cell and molecular biology in which experimental biology is a central focus. I do wish that all questions in the Molecular Cell Biology student companion were not accompanied by the answers. In general, students are too quick to go to them, and hence, lose the opportunity to exercise their analytical skills.

Molecular Cell Biology contains a small number of factual errors, typographical errors, and other confusions that one might expect in a volume this size, spanning a vast area of biology.

I found the discussion of thermodynamics a bit weak, and was surprised that the concept of the steady-state is given only brief consideration. Also, why are more and more texts omitting the presentation of double-selection in discussing DNA cloning? The double-selection strategy is essential to successful plasmid cloning.

A glossary of these acronyms would make the life of many students and instructors much easier as they read this text.

I have two far more important criticisms. Molecular Cell Biology makes meiosis more confusing than it needs to be. The authors have settled in on the notion that n refers to DNA content. Clearly, they do not intend this, but this is an obvious interpretation that will be reached by a student I know this because I asked a couple of students to interpret this section. Geneticists correlate n with the number of kinetochores and this alleviates the problem that Lodish et al. Why not go back to the more traditional terminology where c refers to DNA copy number and n refers to kinetochore number?