The long-awaited Fifth Edition of James D. Watson's classic text, Molecular Biology of the Gene , has been thoroughly revised and is published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Watson and Crick's paper on the structure of the DNA double-helix. Though completely updated, the new edition retains the distinctive character of earlier editions that made it the most widely used book in molecular biology. Twenty-one concise chapters, co-authored by five highly respected molecular biologists, provide current, authoritative coverage of a fast-changing discipline. For Sale in Indian subcontinent only Special Features: Early chapters on chemical and molecular interactions give a richer context to the material that follows and stress the importance of weak chemical interactions in biology. The text has balanced coverage of prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Important experiments and techniques relevant to chapter concepts are elucidated in boxes in every chapter. These include recent techniques from the fields of genomics and bioinformatics. Integrated media helps students better understand complex structures and molecular interactions. The CD-ROM offer animated tutorials, critical thinking exercises, and 3-D interactive molecular models in Chime.