Essential Cell Biology / Edition 2

Essential Cell Biology / Edition 2

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by Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Dennis Bray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815334818

ISBN-13: 9780815334811

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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)

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 1.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy this book if you want to FAIL cell biology...I had to drop the class because this book rambeled on and on, and did not make snese, and I am a biology major. Too confusing, extremley unorganized, does not explain the concepts clearly!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't stand this book. It looks childish in its layout. There were series of pages filled with diagrams that made it look like a comic book. There were enough details left out throughout what I read to annoy me. I recommend Becker.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this text is full of diagrams and figures, it is lacking in detail and information. Many assumptions are made about the readers knowledge. Processes like catalysis are inferred and not clearly explained. This is not a good book for a person that does not have previous cell biology experience. A study guide would allow access to the background information that the authors assume the reader already has.