What is the best source of mol. bio protocols in print? - (Apr/16/2008 )
I am about to start up a "Senior Thesis", that will involve work with transcription factors and the like...
and I was wondering if anyone had any reccomendations for any laboratory manuals that are comprehensive and easy to follow.
I'm familiar with CSHL's 3-volume Molecular Biology series, but I was wondering if there are any other industry standard books out there that are worth checking out...
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology (and other Current Protocols titles)
The entire series of xxx: A Practical Approach for many different xxx's.
Methods in Enzymology (500+ volumes)
have you considered approaching any large labs in your area and asking them if they have protocols? You can also do an online search for various protocols to see if you call up a specific lab.
what about BioTechniques journal? also the Maniatis manual has tons of protocols.
current protocols and maniatis wud be the best and then u might need some project specific protocols for which u will have to search out. CP and maniatis are usually present in all big labs. if u dont get access to these, contact me. i have the latest editions of these in pdf format. i will try sending them thru email or might be uploading them on rapidshare etc.
Thanks everyone. I have a "stipend" that can be used to purchase such protocol compilations and I like what I see in the Maniatis 3-volume set. My P.I. has a VERY old copy of this set, so I will pick up the most current.
Any other suggestions would be great.
You guys rock!
you can get current protocols with an update subscription so that you will remain current and won't have to buy a new set every few years.