Essential Cell Biology / Edition 2

Essential Cell Biology / Edition 2

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

Essential Cell Biology, Second Edition contains basic, core knowledge about how cells work. It has a proven track record in providing students with a conceptual and accessible grounding in cell biology. The text and figures have been prepared to be easy-to-follow, accurate, clear and engaging for the introductory student. Each section follows logically from theSee more details below

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Essential Cell Biology, Second Edition contains basic, core knowledge about how cells work. It has a proven track record in providing students with a conceptual and accessible grounding in cell biology. The text and figures have been prepared to be easy-to-follow, accurate, clear and engaging for the introductory student. Each section follows logically from the previous one, telling a story, rather than being a collection of facts. Questions integrated throughout each chapter encourage the reader to pause, think about what they have read, and attempt to apply the new knowledge in ways that test their understanding. Based on user feedback, the Second Edition now offers increased coverage of genetics and more experimental background. It is completely up-to-date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815334804
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
860
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to Cells1
Ch. 2Chemical Components of Cells39
Ch. 3Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis83
Ch. 4Protein Structure and Function119
Ch. 5DNA and Chromosomes169
Ch. 6DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination195
Ch. 7From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome229
Ch. 8Control of Gene Expression267
Ch. 9How Genes and Genomes Evolve293
Ch. 10Manipulating Genes and Cells323
Ch. 11Membrane Structure365
Ch. 12Membrane Transport389
Ch. 13How Cells Obtain Energy from Food427
Ch. 14Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts453
Ch. 15Intracellular Compartments and Transport497
Ch. 16Cell Communication533
Ch. 17Cytoskeleton573
Ch. 18Cell-Cycle Control and Cell Death611
Ch. 19Cell Division637
Ch. 20Genetics, Meiosis, and the Molecular Basis of Heredity659
Ch. 21Tissues and Cancer697

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