Becker's World of the Cell / Edition 8

Becker's World of the Cell / Edition 8

by Jeff Hardin, Gregory Paul Bertoni, Lewis J. Kleinsmith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321716027

ISBN-13: 9780321716026

Pub. Date: 01/10/2011

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

Widely praised for its strong biochemistry coverage, Becker’s World of the Cell, Eighth Edition, provides a clear, up-to-date introduction to cell biology concepts, processes, and applications. Informed by many years of teaching the introductory cell biology course, the authors have added new emphasis on modern genetic/genomic/proteomic approaches to

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Widely praised for its strong biochemistry coverage, Becker’s World of the Cell, Eighth Edition, provides a clear, up-to-date introduction to cell biology concepts, processes, and applications. Informed by many years of teaching the introductory cell biology course, the authors have added new emphasis on modern genetic/genomic/proteomic approaches to cell biology while using clear language to ensure that students comprehend the material. Becker’s World of the Cell provides accessible and authoritative descriptions of all major principles, as well as unique scientific insights into visualization and applications of cell biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321716026
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Edition description:
New Addition
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
57,366
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Glycolysis and Fermentation

10. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration

11. Phototrophic Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis

12. The Endomembrane System and Peroxisomes

13. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: I. Electrical and Synaptic Signaling in Neurons

14. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: II. Messengers and Receptors

15. Cytoskeletal Systems

16. Cellular Movement: Motility and Contractility

17. Beyond the Cell: Cell Adhesion, Cell Junctions, and Extracellular Structures

18. The Structural Basis of Cellular Information: DNA, Chromosomes, and the Nucleus

19. The Cell Cycle, DNA Replication, and Mitosis

20. Sexual Reproduction, Meiosis, and Genetic Recombination

21. Gene Expression: I. The Genetic Code and Transcription

22. Gene Expression: II. Protein Synthesis and Sorting

23. The Regulation of Gene Expression

24. Cancer Cells

Appendix–Visualizing Cells and Molecules

Glossary

Photo, Illustration, and Text Credits

Index

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