An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits, Second Edition

Uri Alon

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January 15, 2018 Forthcoming by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 324 Pages - 8 Color & 150 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439837177 - CAT# K11683


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  • Includes four new chapters and an additional appendix
  • Doubles the number of exercises
  • Corrects mistakes, typos, and redundancy from the previous edition
  • Offers single sentence captions on all figures, allowing for easier understanding


Written for students and researchers in systems biology, the second edition of this best-selling textbook continues to offer a clear presentation of design principles that govern the structure and behavior of biological networks, highlighting simple, recurring circuit elements that make up the network. Rigorously classroom-tested, it contains new additions as well as corrections and revisions for better flow. This edition includes four new chapters: Perfect Robustness, Scaling in Development, Noise and Variability in Biological Circuits, and Evolution of Modularity. It also doubles the number of exercises and adds an appendix.


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