Molecular Biology of the Cell / Edition 4

Molecular Biology of the Cell / Edition 4

by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815332181

ISBN-13: 9780815332183

Pub. Date: 05/15/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Molecular Biology of the Cell is the classic in-depth text reference in cell biology. By extracting the fundamental concepts from this enormous and ever-growing field, the authors tell the story of cell biology, and create a coherent framework through which non-expert readers may approach the subject. Written in clear and concise language, and beautifully illustrated,…  See more details below

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Molecular Biology of the Cell is the classic in-depth text reference in cell biology. By extracting the fundamental concepts from this enormous and ever-growing field, the authors tell the story of cell biology, and create a coherent framework through which non-expert readers may approach the subject. Written in clear and concise language, and beautifully illustrated, the book is enjoyable to read, and it provides a clear sense of the excitement of modern biology. Molecular Biology of the Cell sets forth the current understanding of cell biology (completely updated as of Autumn 2001), and it explores the intriguing implications and possibilities of the great deal that remains unknown.
The hallmark features of previous editions continue in the Fourth Edition. The book is designed with a clean and open, single-column layout. The art program maintains a completely consistent format and style, and includes over 1,600 photographs, electron micrographs, and original drawings by the authors. Clear and concise concept headings introduce each section. Every chapter contains extensive references. Most important, every chapter has been subjected to a rigorous, collaborative revision process where, in addition to incorporating comments from expert reviewers, each co-author reads and reviews the other authors' prose. The result is a truly integrated work with a single authorial voice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815332183
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1588
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Special Features
List of Topics
Acknowledgments
A Note to the Reader
Pt. IIntroduction to the Cell
1Cells and Genomes3
2Cell Chemistry and Biosynthesis47
3Proteins129
Pt. IIBasic Genetic Mechanisms
4DNA and Chromosomes191
5DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination235
6How Cells Read the Genome: From DNA to Protein299
7Control of Gene Expression375
Pt. IIIMethods
8Manipulating Proteins, DNA, and RNA469
9Visualizing Cells547
Pt. IVInternal Organization of the Cell
10Membrane Structure583
11Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the Electrical Properties of Membranes615
12Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting659
13Intracellular Vesicular Traffic711
14Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts767
15Cell Communication831
16The Cytoskeleton907
17The Cell Cycle and Programmed Cell Death983
18The Mechanics of Cell Division1027
Pt. VCells in their Social Context
19Cell Junctions, Cell Adhesion, and the Extracellular Matrix1065
20Germ Cells and Fertilization1127
21Development of Multicellular Organisms1157
22Histology: The Lives and Deaths of Cells in Tissues1259
23Cancer1313
24The Adaptive Immune System1363
25Pathogens, Infection, and Innate Immunity1423
Glossary
Index
Tables: The Genetic Code, Amino Acids

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