You have often heard of DNA tests being conducted to solve homicide cases. If you have wondered how DNA tests help in these investigations, it is a good idea to first understand molecular biology. Molecular biology is the study of cells, their characteristics, parts and chemical processes. It tries to understand how the various systems of cell interact with each other, particularly, DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis. With so many molecular biology books available today, selecting the right book becomes a daunting task. Try Fundamentals of Molecular Biology by Bala Rastogi Veer, a 479-page comprehensive paperback edition, specifically targeted at Honours and postgraduate students in India. Focusing on the fundamentals of molecular biology, the book explains in very simple language how cells replicate and repair DNA genes in certain molecular steps. It also talks about mRNA and protein synthesis.
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology is an ideal book to get introduced to molecular biology. The book gives all the latest updates on the subject in an easy-to-read language and with extensive illustrations. The book covers topics like Introduction to Molecular Biology, Atoms and Molecules, Biomolecules, Macromolecules, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), Organisation of Genome, DNA Replication and Repair, Ribonucleic Acid, Transcription and Processing of RNA, Genetic Code, Protein Synthesis, Gene Expression, Regulation of Gene Expression or Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Genetic Engineering or Recombinant DNA Technology. The authoress, Dr. Bala Rastogi Veer stood first in Zoology (Masters). Having been a member of the Textbook Evaluation Committee, NCERT, New Delhi, her Fundamentals of Molecular Biology is written to specifically help the students of biology to understand the complex concepts of molecular biology easily.