What is a gene? How is it reproduced? How is it expressed? What controls its expression? This widely used text provides the most current and comprehensive information available in genetics today. Since its first publication in 1983, Genes has been acknowledged as a leader in the field, both as a textbook and as a resource. Through an integrated approach to prokaryotic and eukaryotic biology, it is able to discuss topics in molecular biology and genetics in terms of the approaches actually used by researchers. For this edition, the text has been significantly expanded, thoroughly revised and updated, and further enhanced with the addition of 300 new figures. Two entirely new chapters deal with exciting developments in protein trafficking and eukaryotic gene transcription. A new, extensive introduction to molecular and cell biology now provides essential background material to students, and new end-of-chapter summaries reinforce the major points of each section. Each of the nine major parts of the text is self-contained, allowing maximum flexibility to instructors. The new, larger format ensures greater ease or reading and even sharper illustrations.Lewin, Benjamin is the author of 'Genes Iv (cloth)' with ISBN 9780198542681 and ISBN 0198542682.