Volume 1 - Cell Biology and Genetics / Edition 13

Volume 1 - Cell Biology and Genetics / Edition 13

by Cecie Starr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1111579857

ISBN-13: 2901111579851

Pub. Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Intended for non-majors Biology courses in higher education, this text includes Chapter 1, Part 1 (Principles of Cellular Life), and Part II (Principles of Inheritance) from the authors' main text, Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life. In this text, the authors include characteristics of life, scientific methods, basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism,

Overview

Intended for non-majors Biology courses in higher education, this text includes Chapter 1, Part 1 (Principles of Cellular Life), and Part II (Principles of Inheritance) from the authors' main text, Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life. In this text, the authors include characteristics of life, scientific methods, basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, mitosis and meiosis, classical genetics, human genetics, molecular genetics, recombinant DNA, and genetic engineering.
You'll also find the useful back matter (glossary, index, etc.) included from the main text, a customized table of contents, and a student CD-ROM packaged with every copy of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901111579851
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Concepts and Methods in Biology: Why Biology?2
IPrinciples of Cellular Life
2Chemical Foundations for Cells: How Much Are You Worth?20
3Carbon Compounds in Cells: Carbon, Carbon, In the Sky--Are You Swinging Low and High?34
4Cell Structure and Function: Animalcules and Cells Fill'd With Juices54
5A Closer Look at Cell Membranes: One Bad Transporter and Cystic Fibrosis80
6Ground Rules of Metabolism: Growing Old With Molecular Mayhem96
7How Cells Acquire Energy: Sunlight and Survival114
8How Cells Release Stored Energy: The Killers Are Coming! The Killers Are Coming!132
IIPrinciples of Inheritance
9Cell Division and Mitosis: From Cell to Silver Salmon150
10Meiosis: Octopus Sex and Other Stories162
11Observable Patterns of Inheritance: A Smorgasbord of Ears and Other Traits176
12Human Genetics: The Philadelphia Story194
13DNA Structure and Function: Cardboard Atoms and Bent Wire Bonds216
14From DNA to Proteins: Beyond Byssus226
15Controls Over Genes: When DNA Can't Be Fixed238
16Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering: Mom, Dad, and Clogged Arteries252
Appendix IClassification System
Appendix IIUnits of Measure
Appendix IIIAnswers to Self-Quizzes
Appendix IVAnswers to Genetics Problems
Appendix VCloser Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways
Appendix VIThe Amino Acids
Appendix VIIPeriodic Table of the Elements
Glossary
Credits and Acknowledgments
Subject Index
Index of Applications

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