molecular biology (rus. молекулярная биология) — the branch of biology studying structure and functioning of living organisms on a molecular level. Molecular biology is aimed primarily at studying structure and replication of genes, as well as synthesis of RNA and proteins based on information encoded therein. Molecular biology also studies structure, interactions and physiological activity of RNA and proteins.


The subjects of molecular biology are sized in nanoscale. Molecular biology methods underlie modern biotechnology and, consequently, nanobiotechnology.


  • Borisenko Grigory G.


  1. Oxford dictionary of biochemistry and molecular biology. 2nd ed. — Oxford University Press, 2006. — 736 p.

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