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  • 1 = suitable for general public
  • 2 = suitable for high school students
  • 3 = useful for faculty
  • 4 = useful for advanced faculty

Alberts, Bruce, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Garland, 1994. A veritable encyclopedia of molecular biology and cell biology. (3-4)

Berg, Paul and Maxine Singer. Dealing With Genes: The Language of Heredity. Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books, 1992. A thorough, advanced textbook intended for non-science majors. (2-3)

Corcos, Alain F, and Floyd V. Monighan. Gregor Mendel's Experiments on Plant Hybrids: A Guided Study. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1993. The text guides students through Mendel's classic experiments, and includes excerpts from Mendel's original text, explanatory note, and biographical material. (1-3)

Griffiths, Anthony J.F., et al. Introduction to Genetic Analysis. 5th ed. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman Company, 1993. General genetics textbook. (3)

Micklos, D., and Greg Freyer. DNA Science: A First Course in Recombinant DNA Technology. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1990. The very basics in recombinant DNA/molecular biology for the beginner; also suitable for the high school classroom as a teacher's guide. (3)

Singer, Maxine, and Paul Berg. Genes & Genomes. Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books, 1991. Thorough and comprehensive advanced college text. (4)

Watson, J. D., et al. Molecular Biology of the Gene. 4th ed. Redwood City, CA: Benjamin/Cummings, 1987. The source on molecular genetics. Superb, readable, comprehensive textbook of molecular biology. (4)


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