The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) Volumes 1-32comprises the original 20 volumes of ELS (published in2002), the supplementary Volumes 21-26 published in 2007, andVolumes 27-32 published in 2010. Volumes 21-32 bring together all the information that has beenadded to the online version of ELS onWileyInterscience(R) since publication of the first20-volume set. Together, they provide readers with the mostcomprehensive and up-to-date information in Life Sciences. Spanning the entire spectrum of the life sciences, ELSfeatures more than 4,300 specially commissioned and peer-reviewedarticles, making it an essential read for life scientists and avaluable resource for teaching. Aimed at researchers, students andteachers, articles provide comprehensive and authoritativecoverage, written by leaders in the field. Colour illustrations and tables accompany articles, withappendix and glossary material providing essential information forthe non-specialist, including biochemical and taxonomicinformation, acronyms, synonyms, units and other technical data.All articles have been peer-reviewed to ensure a balancedrepresentation of the literature.
Articles are divided into three categories - Introductory,Advanced and Keynote. Introductory articles have beenwritten primarily for undergraduate and non-specialists requiringthe basic concepts of a particular subject. Advancedarticles provide a more detailed discussion of specialistsubjects, equivalent to that found in graduate level texts.Keynote articles provide a platform for debate wherecontroversial issues and 'hot topics' can be discussed. Coverage includes: * Biochemistry * Cell Biology * Developmental Biology * Ecology * Evolution and Diversity of Life * Genetics and Disease * Genetics and Molecular Biology * Immunology * Microbiology * Neuroscience * Plant Science * Science and Society * Structural Biology * Virology