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World of the Cell

World of the Cell - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0805345315

Cover of World of the Cell 4TH 00 (ISBN 978-0805345315)
ISBN13: 978-0805345315
ISBN10: 0805345310
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 00
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 2000
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World of the Cell - 4TH 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805345315

Wayne M. Becker, Lewis J. Kleinsmith and Jeff Hardin

ISBN13: 978-0805345315
ISBN10: 0805345310
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 00
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.

Published: 2000
International: No

The Fourth Edition of World of the Cell and Biology Place presents readers with solid information without being encyclopedic. The book continues the tradition of the prior editions, making concepts clear and readable. The fourth edition builds upon that by dividing each section into conceptual sections, with each section introduced by a heading that summarizes the concept of the section. The book places a greater emphasis on Signal Transduction than earlier editions, as well as expanded, updated coverage of cell-cell interactions and recognition. The authors also introduce new material on archebacteria and update contemporary topics like AIDS and cloning. The new edition also features a stronger emphasis on experimental approaches and results, with the authors providing supporting experimental evidence.

Author Bio

Becker, Wayne M. : University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wayne M. Becker teaches cell biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His interest in textbook writing grew out of notes, outlines, and problem sets that he assembled for his students, culminating in Energy and the Living Cell, a paperback text on bioenergetics published in 1977, and The World of the Cell, the first edition of which appeared in 1986. He earned all his degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. All three degrees are in biochemistry, an orientation that is readily discernible in his textbooks. His research interests have been in plant molecular biology, focused specifically on the regulation of the expression of genes that encode enzymes of the photorespiratory pathway. His interests in teaching, learning, and research have taken him on sabbatical leaves at Harvard University, Edinburgh University, the University of Indonesia, the University of Puerto Rico, Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching, and a Visiting Scholar Award from the Royal Society of London.

Kleinsmith, Lewis J. : University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Lewis J. Kleinsmith is a professor of biology at the University of Michigan, where he has served on the faculty since receiving his Ph.D. from Rockefeller University in 1968. His teaching experiences have involved courses in introductory biology, cell biology, and cancer biology, while his research interests have included studies of growth control in cancer cells, the role of protein phosphorylation in eukaryotic gene regulation, and the control of gene expression during development. Among his numerous publications, he is the author of Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology, first published in 1988, and several award-winning educational software programs. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Henry Russell Award, a Michigan Distinguished Service Award, several citations for outstanding teaching from the Michigan Students Association, a Thurnau Professorship, and a Best Curriculum Innovation Award from the EDUCOM Higher Education Software Awards Competition.

Hardin, Jeff :

Jeff Hardin received his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, and pursued post-doctoral work at Duke University. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the Zoology Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests center on how cells within embryos move and change the shape of the embryo. Dr. Hardin's teaching is enhanced by his extensive use of video-microscopy and his Web-based teaching materials, which are used on many campuses in the United States and other countries. As part of his interest in teaching biology, Dr. Hardin has been involved in several teaching initiatives, including being a founding member of the University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy and cofounder of a University of Wisconsin system-wide instructional technology initiative know as BioWeb. His teaching awards included a Lily Teaching Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.

Table of Contents

1. A Preview of the Cell.
2. The Chemistry of the Cell.
3 The Macromolecules of the Cell.
4. Cells and Organelles.
5 Bioenergetics: The Flow of Energy in the Cell.
6 Enzymes: The Catalysts of Life.


7. Membranes: Their Structure, Function, and Chemistry.
8. Transport Across Membranes: Overcoming the Permeability Barrier.
9. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: I. Electrical Signals in Nerve Cells.
10. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: II. Messengers and Receptors.
11. Beyond the Cell: Extracellular Structures, Cell Adhesion, and Cell Junctions.
12. Intracellular Compartments: The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Complex, Endosomes, Lysosomes, and Peroxisomes.

III. Energy Flow in Cells.

13. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Glycolysis and Fermentation.
14. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration.
15. Phototropic Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis.

IV. Information Flow in Cells.

16. The Structural Basis of Cellular Information: DNA, Chromosomes, and the Nucleus.
17. The Cell Cycle: DNA Replication, Mitosis, and Cancer.
18. Sexual Reproduction, Meiosis, and Genetic Recombination.
19. Gene Expression: I. The Genetic Code and Transcription.
20. Gene Expression: II. Protein Synthesis and Sorting.
21. The Regulation of Gene Expression.

V. The Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility.

22. Cytoskeletal Systems.
23 Cellular Movement: Motility and Contractility.

Appendix: Principles and Techniques of Microscopy.

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