Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ; Second Edition ; Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Attwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella, and John Stirling :: Fully up-dated new edition, Dictionary format with short, informative entries, Defines key terms in biochemistry and molecular biology, with recommended biochemical nomenclature and alternative names, Biographical entries, Biochemical constants defined,

New to this Edition:

Includes the latest terminology from the genome sequencing and “omics” projects

Incorporates the rapidly expanding field of Bioinformatics

Greater emphasis on genetics to reflect major developments in this field

Extensive revision of existing terms and over 4000 new terms added

Enhanced typography clearly displays approved formats for names and symbols


Over the last few years, the language of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has expanded enormously to the extent that few scientists can expect to be familiar with all the terms and concepts. This is partly due the massive influence of the Genome and successive “-omics” projects which have developed in to many new areas of research. At the same time, terms from other subject areas – including mathematics, statistics, physics and other life sciences – appear increasingly in the biochemical literature.

The Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology provides a comprehensive and ‘encyclopaedic’ survey of modern biochemistry and molecular biology. This new edition of the popular dictionary has been comprehensively reviewed and updated to include many important new concepts and words. The entries are short but informative, providing up-to-date information on a broad range of topics, including definitions for terms from the fields of Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Systems Biology, and Toxicology. There are over 21000 main entries, which include: details of biochemical substances and the processes in which they are involved, methods and concepts in molecular biology, and definitions of biochemical symbols and abbreviations. Each entry is accessibly written. They point out pitfalls where terms are often confused, and explain the precise syntax of biochemical terms such as Greek letters and other formatting, which are invariably lost when searching the Internet. In addition, the dictionary is generously illustrated with over 900 chemical structures.

Oxford Dictionary Of Biochemistry And Molecular Biology –  Teresa Atwood

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