Thrive in Cell Biology


The Thrive in Bioscience guides are written to help students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience.

Each title in the series encourages students to follow four simple steps to maximize learning potential:

Step 1: Review the...

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The Thrive in Bioscience guides are written to help students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience.

Each title in the series encourages students to follow four simple steps to maximize learning potential:

Step 1: Review the facts
The revision guides are designed to make learning quick and effective:
* Information is set out in bullet points, making content easy to take in.
* Clear, uncluttered illustrations illuminate key points.
* Key concept panels summarize essential learning points.

Step 2: Check your understanding
Students are encouraged to:
* Complete the questions at the end of chapters and answer online multiple-choice questions to reinforce their learning.
* Use the online flashcard app to master essential terms and phrases.

Step 3: Take note of extra advice
Revision tips—and hints for getting higher grades on exams—are presented throughout.

Step 4: Go the extra mile
Students can explore the suggestions for further reading to take their understanding one step further.

Features of the Thrive in Bioscience Series:
* Written by a group of highly experienced educators
* Succinct writing style and clear, bulleted presentation
* Carefully developed artwork that reinforces key points
* Extensive in-text pedagogy—including review questions—that supports active learning
* Companion website resources—including interactive flashcards and multiple-choice review questions


Titles in the series:

Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
by Lynne Cox, David Harris, and Catherine Pears
ISBN 9780199645480

Thrive in Cell Biology
by Qiuyu Wang, Chris Smith, and Emma Davis
ISBN 9780199697328

Thrive in Ecology and Evolution
by Alan Beeby and Ralph Beeby
ISBN 9780199644056

Thrive in Genetics by Alison Thomas
ISBN 9780199694624

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199697328
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,109,239
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Qiuyu Wang is a Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Her major research interest is in cancer biology and stem cell biology. She teaches many aspects of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and is co-editor of Biomedical Science Practice (OUP, 2010).

Dr Chris Smith was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he taught biochemistry and cell & molecular biology at all levels. He has written and edited several undergraduate texts, including contributions to Biomedical Science Practice (OUP, 2010) and Clinical Biochemistry (OUP, 2010).

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Table of Contents

Introducing Cells
1. Introduction to Cells and Overview of Biological Molecules
2. Methods of Studying Cells
3. Review the Classification of Organisms in terms of cell structure
Inside Cells
4. Nucleus
5. Eukaryotic Biological Membranes
6. Eukaryotic Cytosol
7. Overview of the Cytoskeleton
8. Ribosomes and Endoplasmic Reticulum
9. Golgi Apparatus, Lysosomes, and the Endosomal System
10. Chloroplasts
11. Mitochondria and Hydrogenosomes
12. Microbodies
The Cellular Environment
13. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Walls
14. Extracellular Cell Matrix
Cell Integration and Life Cycle
15. Cell Signaling
16. Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis
17. Cell Differentiation
18. Cell Death
Cells in Health and Disease
19. Immune System
20. Cancer Biology
21. Viruses

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