Molecular Biology of the Cell / Edition 2

Molecular Biology of the Cell / Edition 2

by Bruce Alberts, James D. Watson, Dennis Bray, Keith Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824036956

ISBN-13: 9780824036959

Pub. Date: 04/28/1989

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824036959
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1308
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Special Features ..... xv
List of Topics ..... xvii
Acknowledgments..... xxxix
A Note to the Reader ..... xliii

Part I: Introduction to the Cell ..... 3
Chapter 1: The Evolution of the Cell ..... 3
Chapter 2: Small Molecules, Energy, and Biosynthesis ..... 41
Chapter 3: Macromolecules: Structure, Shape, and Information ..... 89
Chapter 4: How Cells Are Studied ..... 139

Part II: Molecular Genetics ..... 195
Chapter 5: Protein Function ..... 195
Chapter 6: Basic Genetic Mechanisms ..... 223
Chapter 7: Recombinant DNA Technology ..... 291
Chapter 8: The Cell Nucleus ..... 335
Chapter 9: Control of Gene Expression ..... 401

Part III: Internal Organization of the Cell ..... 477
Chapter 10: Membrane Structure ..... 477
Chapter 11: Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the Ionic Basis of Membrane Excitability ..... 507
Chapter 12: Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting ..... 551
Chapter 13: Vesicular Traffic in the Secretory and Endocytic Pathways ..... 599
Chapter 14: Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts ..... 653
Chapter 15: Cell Signaling ..... 721
Chapter 16: The Cytoskeleton ..... 787
Chapter 17: The Cell-Division Cycle ..... 863
Chapter 18: The Mechanics of Cell Division ..... 911

Part IV: Cells in Their Social Context ..... 949
Chapter 19: Cell Junctions, Cell Adhesion, and the Extracellular Matrix ..... 949
Chapter 20: Germ Cells and Fertilization ..... 1011
Chapter 21: Cellular Mechanisms of Development ..... 1037
Chapter 22: Differentiated Cells and the Maintenance of Tissues ..... 1139
Chapter 23: The Immune System ..... 1195
Chapter 24: Cancer ..... 1255

Glossary ..... G-1
Index ..... I-1

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