Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts: Comparison of the 6th and 5th Editions

martyna p Tips and Tricks

Are you considering buying Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts? Almost everyone knows that Albert’s is one of the best books for the biology olympiad. If you want to learn everything about cell biology and even beyond, this is your go-to book. However, there are so many editions of the book and you might be confused which edition to go for: 5th edition or 6th edition? So let’s compare them!

5th edition6th edition
Publication Date:November 18, 2014November 16, 2007
Price on Amazon$84.37$165.48

So what’s new in 6th edition of Albert’s Molecular Biology of the Cell?

Matched ChaptersMatched SectionsMatched Problems
( 23 / 24 )
( 141 / 175 )
( 215 / 324 )

So as you can see, the 6th edition contains one new chapter (Chapter 21 Development of multicellular organisms). But considering a significant difference in price, you might want to get the 5th edition!