Essential Cell Biology / Edition 2

Essential Cell Biology / Edition 2

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by Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Dennis Bray
     
 

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:
9780815334811
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
740
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

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. She is a regular columnist for The Scientist and a contributor to Scientific American's daily podcast, "60-Second Science."

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 an Emeritus 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 at University College London.

Keith Roberts received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and was Deputy Director of the John Innes Centre, Norwich. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia.

Peter Walter received his PhD from The Rockefeller University in New York and is a Professor in 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. 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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