This is currently my #1 desk reference book, for double- and triple-checking my laboratory methods. It may perhaps be of little use to those not interested in studying cell biology first-hand, but there are a few sections that may be of interest to the curious passerby. These broadly relevant topics include: historical background of tissue and cell culturing; the biology of cultured cells, including adhesion, proliferation, signaling, metabolism, evolution and senescence; bioethics; applications; methodologies; etc.
What’s the desk reference for your field of research? (I’ll link to any science bloggers who offer their favorite text
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Other textbooks (recommender):
- Fundamental Neuroscience, Zigmond et al. (The Neurophilosopher)
- ‘Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy’, Lakowicz (Recurring Decimals…)