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September 2015

1.) Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 44

Author: Atta-ur-Rahman


Call no. QD415.A2 S933 2015

Book Description

  • Natural products in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures that are the result of biosynthetic processes that have been modulated over the millennia through genetic effects. With the rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and accompanying advances in high-throughput screening techniques, it has become possible to isolate and then determine the structures and biological activity of natural products rapidly, thus opening up exciting opportunities in the field of new drug development to the pharmaceutical industry.

    The series also covers the synthesis or testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products, providing cutting edge accounts of the fascinating developments in the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and pharmacology of a diverse array of bioactive natural products.

    • Focuses on the chemistry of bioactive natural products
    • Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field
    • Presents sources of new pharmacophores (amazon.com)


2.) The Cell: A Molecular Approach, Sixth Edition

Author: Geoffrey M. Cooper , Robert E. Hausman


Call no. QH581.2 C777C 2013

Book Description

  • Designed for use in shorter introductory cellular biology courses, The Cell presents current comprehensive science in a readable and cohesive text. The sixth edition retains the overall organization, themes, and special features that made the previous edition so popular, but has been updated throughout to reflect major advances in the field. The book will be supported by a companion website, which offers a wealth of study and review material as well as rich multimedia resources including: quizzes, animations of key concepts and processes, chapter summaries, interactive micrographs and a collection of video microscopy showing biological processes in action. (amazon.com)


3.) Molecular Biology of the Cell 6th Edition

Author: Bruce Alberts , Alexander Johnson , Julian Lewis , David Morgan , Martin Raff , Keith Roberts , Peter Walter


Call no. QH581 .2 A334M 2015

Book Description

  • As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning.

    The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system. (amazon.com)


4.) Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry Sixth Edition

Author: David L. Nelson , Michael M. Cox


Call no. QP514.2 N425L 2013

Book Description

  • Clear writing and illustrations…Clear explanations of difficult concepts…Clear communication of the ways in biochemistry is currently understood and practiced. For over 35 years, in edition after bestselling edition, Principles of Biochemistry has put those defining principles into practice, guiding students through a coherent introduction to the essentials of biochemistry without overwhelming them.

    The new edition brings this remarkable text into a new era. Like its predecessors, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Sixth Edition strikes a careful balance of current science and enduring concepts, incorporating a tremendous amount of new findings, but only those that help illustrate biochemistry’s foundational principles. With this edition, students will encounter new information emerging from high throughput DNA sequencing, x-ray crystallography, and the manipulation of genes and gene expression, and other techniques. In addition, students will see how contemporary biochemistry has shifted away from exploring metabolic pathways in isolation to focusing on interactions among pathways. They will also get an updated understanding of the relevance of biochemistry to the study of human disease (especially diabetes) as well as the important role of evolutionary theory in biochemical research.

    These extensive content changes, as well as new art and powerful new learning technologies make this edition of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry the most impressive yet. (amazon.com)





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