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Asking about Cells (Cloth)

Asking about Cells (Cloth) - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030980183

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ISBN13: 978-0030980183
ISBN10: 0030980186
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 1997
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Asking about Cells (Cloth) - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030980183

Allan J. Tobin

ISBN13: 978-0030980183
ISBN10: 0030980186
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Saunders College Division

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This exciting new cell biology text is designed for a one-semester, introductory course for instructors who wish to emphasize basic concepts and principles. This new text portrays how the process of scientific inquiry, an ongoing process, has led to our knowledge of how cells operate.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction: The Chemistry of Cells

Lab Tour: H. Robert Horvitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1. The Challenges of Cell Biology
2. The Small Molecules of the Cell
3. Macromolecules
4. The Directions and Rates of Biochemical Processes

Part II. The Functional Organization of Cells

Lab Tour: Ursula Goodenough, American University

5. How Do Biologists Study Cells? And What Have They Learned About Subcellular Organization?
6. Cell Membranes, Skeletons, and Surfaces
7. How Do Cells Make ATP? Cellular Respiration and Glycolysis
8. How Do Cells Get Energy From the Sun? Photosynthesis

Part III. The Continuity of Cellular Information

Lab Tour: Susan M. Abmayr, The Pennsylvania State University

9. Cell Reproduction
10. Chromosomes and the Life Cycle: The Role of Meiosis in Sexual Reproduction
11.Inheritance: Genes and Chromosomes
12. What is a Gene?
13. The Structure, Replication, and Repair of DNA

Part IV. Information Flow and Its Manipulation

Lab Tour: Michael Smith, University of British Columbia

14. How Does DNA Direct the Synthesis of Proteins?
15. How Do Cells Regulate Gene Expression?
16. Unconventional Genes
17. Genetic Manipulation and Recombinant DNA

Part V. Cell Specialization, Integration, and Evolution

Lab Tour: James Townsel, MeHarry Medical College

18. Cells and Movement
19. Chemical Signalling: Pheremones, Hormones, and Receptors
20. Cellular Contributions to Animal Development
21. Growth and Development of Flowering Plants
22. Cells, Cell Products, and the Immune Response
23. Cells of the Nervous System
24. How Did the First Cells Evolve?

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