"The book's editors and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, which has published the book in print, are interested in learning how best to deliver information of the kind this textbook contains," added John Inglis, Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press's Executive Director and Publisher. "NCBI has created an online version of the book that is well-designed for scholarly reference and can be enriched with links to associated resources. We will be tracking its usage and how readers of the site respond to the availability of a print version, for both research and teaching purposes."
Geared towards graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and professional researchers, Essentials of Glycobiology is the largest, most authoritative volume available on the structure, synthesis, and biology of glycans (sugar chains), molecules that coat cell surfaces and proteins and play important roles in many normal and disease processes. The book is written and edited by leaders in the field of glycobiology who have extensive research and teaching experience. The back cover of the book features laudatory comments from eight Nobel laureates.
The online version of Essentials of Glycobiology is freely available from the NLM/NCBI Bookshelfa collection of biomedical books and other materials that have been adapted for online useat http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=glyco2. This version will be fully searchable, and there are plans to provide links to not only current, related resources in PubMed/MEDLINE, the most commonly used biomedical literature database, but also to other relevant Internet sites. The online format will also enable the editors to periodically revise and update the text, in collaboration with the Press and NCBI.
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