Summary: Essential Cell Biology provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of cell biology. Its lively writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in cell and molecular biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive, conceptual framework of the basic science that underlies our current understa
nding of biology. The Third Edition is thoroughly updated scientifically, yet maintains the academic level and size of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a Media DVD-ROM with over 130 animations and videos, all the figures from the book, and a new self-test quizzing feature for students.
Summary: Essential Cell Biology provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of cell biology. Its lively writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in cell and molecular biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive, conceptual framework of the basic science that underlies our current understanding of biology. The Third Edition is thoroughly updated scientifically, yet maintains the academic level and size of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a Media DVD-ROM with over 130 animations and videos, all the figures from the book, and a new self-test quizzing feature for students....show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 10 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Garland Publishing Year Published: 2010 International: No
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Bruce Alberts received his PhD from Harvard University and is Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the editor-in-chief of Science magazine. For 12 years he served as President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005).
Dennis Bray received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently an active emeritus professor at University of Cambridge. In 2006 he was awarded the Microsoft European Science Award.
Karen Hopkin received her PhD in biochemistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a science writer in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Alexander Johnson received his PhD from Harvard University and is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at the University of California, San Francisco.
Julian Lewis received his DPhil from the University of Oxford and is a Principal Scientist at the London Research Institute of Cancer Research UK.
Martin Raff received his MD from McGill University and is at the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology and Cell Biology Unit and in the Biology Department at University College London.
Keith Roberts received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and is Emeritus Fellow at the John Innes Centre, Norwich.
Peter Walter received his PhD from The Rockefeller University in New York and is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Table of Contents
Ch. 1 Introduction to Cells 1 Ch. 2 Chemical Components of Cells 39 Ch. 3 Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis 83 Ch. 4 Protein Structure and Function 119 Ch. 5 DNA and Chromosomes 169 Ch. 6 DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination 195 Ch. 7 From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome 229 Ch. 8 Control of Gene Expression 267 Ch. 9 How Genes and Genomes Evolve 293 Ch. 10 Manipulating Genes and Cells 323 Ch. 11 Membrane Structure 365 Ch. 12 Membrane Transport 389 Ch. 13 How Cells Obtain Energy from Food 427 Ch. 14 Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts 453 Ch. 15 Intracellular Compartments and Transport 497 Ch. 16 Cell Communication 533 Ch. 17 Cytoskeleton 573 Ch. 18 Cell-Cycle Control and Cell Death 611 Ch. 19 Cell Division 637 Ch. 20 Genetics, Meiosis, and the Molecular Basis of Heredity 659 Ch. 21 Tissues and Cancer 697
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