Essential Cell Biology / Edition 3

Essential Cell Biology / Edition 3

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by Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D Johnson, Alexander Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815341296

ISBN-13: 9780815341291

Pub. Date: 04/06/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815341291
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
860
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction to Cells1
Panel 1-1Light and electron microscopy8
Panel 1-2Cells: the principal features of animal, plant, and bacterial cells25
How We Know: Life's common mechanisms30
Chapter 2Chemical Components of Cells39
How We Know: What are macromolecules?60
Panel 2-1Chemical bonds and groups66
Panel 2-2The chemical properties of water68
Panel 2-3An outline of some of the types of sugars70
Panel 2-4Fatty acids and other lipids72
Panel 2-5The 20 amino acids found in proteins74
Panel 2-6A survey of the nucleotides76
Panel 2-7The principal types of weak noncovalent bonds78
Chapter 3Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis83
Panel 3-1Free energy and biological reactions96
How We Know: Using kinetics to model and manipulate metabolic pathways103
Chapter 4Protein Structure and Function119
Panel 4-1A few examples of some general protein functions120
How We Know: Probing protein structure129
Panel 4-2Four different ways of depicting a small protein132
Panel 4-3Cell breakage and initial fractionation of cell extracts160
Panel 4-4Protein separation by chromatography162
Panel 4-5Protein separation by electrophoresis163
Panel 4-6Making and using antibodies164
Chapter 5DNA and Chromosomes169
How We Know: Genes are made of DNA172
Chapter 6DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination195
How We Know: Finding replication origins198
Chapter 7From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome229
How We Know: Cracking the genetic code246
Chapter 8Control of Gene Expression267
How We Know: Gene regulation--the story of eve282
Chapter 9How Genes and Genomes Evolve293
How We Know: Counting genes314
Chapter 10Manipulating Genes and Cells323
How We Know: Sequencing the human genome334
Chapter 11Membrane Structure365
How We Know: Measuring membrane flow384
Chapter 12Membrane Transport389
How We Know: Squid reveal secrets of membrane excitability414
Chapter 13How Cells Obtain Energy from Food427
Panel 13-1Details of the 10 steps of glycolysis432
How We Know: Unraveling the citric acid cycle442
Panel 13-2The complete citric acid cycle450
Chapter 14Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts453
How We Know: How chemiosmotic coupling drives ATP synthesis460
Panel 14-1Redox potentials471
Chapter 15Intracellular Compartments and Transport497
How We Know: Tracking protein and vesicle transport520
Chapter 16Cell Communication533
How We Know: Untangling cell signaling pathways561
Chapter 17Cytoskeleton573
How We Know: Pursuing motor proteins586
Chapter 18Cell-Cycle Control and Cell Death611
How We Know: Discovery of cyclins and Cdks618
Chapter 19Cell Division637
Panel 19-1The principal stages of M phase in an animal cell642
How We Know: Building the mitotic spindle646
Chapter 20Genetics, Meiosis, and the Molecular Basis of Heredity659
How We Know: Reading genetic linkage maps682
Panel 20-1Some essentials of classical genetics685
Chapter 21Tissues and Cancer697
Panel 21-1The cell types and tissues from which higher plants are constructed700
How We Know: Making sense of the genes that are critical for cancer734
Answers to QuestionsA:1
GlossaryG:1
IndexI:1

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Essential Cell Biology 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
armynavy123 More than 1 year ago
The book's cover and diagrams give you the idea it will be a cleanly organized and well formatted textbook. Just kidding! This book is so confusing in layout and in explanations you will be better off looking up the parts of a cell in a dictionary.
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