This new edition brings readers completely up to date on the many significant findings that have occurred in the eight years since the book was first published. As in that seminal first edition, the second edition tackles the biochemistry, genetics, and pathology of mitochondria in different organisms. The new edition provides thorough updates of all literature concerning this vital organelle, its functions, ongoing research surrounding it, and its importance vis-à-vis a broad range of issues in cellular and molecular biology. The book includes detailed descriptions of current and developing technologies around mitochondrial research and discovery, and highlights subjects that are growing, such as the use of proteomics.
Praise for the first edition:
"... very valuable… I doubt that anyone could have done better."
—JOURNAL AMERICAN AGING ASSOCIATION
"... it is up-to-date, remarkably comprehensive yet concise and contains something for everyone... a wide range of 'Cell Biologists' will find this book valuable."
—CELL BIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
"... a broadly conceived and lively account of mitochondrial biology and biochemistry... not written to be a textbook but, because [the author] writes with such clarity and spark, and… in such an organized and complete manner... it would serve very well as a... text."
—BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EDUCATION
Mitochondria is an invaluable resource for all geneticists, biologists, and educators in life sciences. It is also of interest for advanced students in genetics and molecular biology.