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The Fourth Edition of World of the Cell and Biology Place presents readers with solid information without being encyclopedic. The book continues the tradition of the prior editions, making concepts clear and readable. The fourth edition builds upon that by dividing each section into conceptual sections, with each section introduced by a heading that summarizes the concept of the section. The book places a greater emphasis on Signal Transduction than earlier editions, as well as expanded, updated coverage of cell-cell interactions and recognition. The authors also introduce new material on archebacteria and update contemporary topics like AIDS and cloning. The new edition also features a stronger emphasis on experimental approaches and results, with the authors providing supporting experimental evidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805345315
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/14/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 878
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 1.50 (h) x 11.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A Preview of the Cell.
2. The Chemistry of the Cell.
3 The Macromolecules of the Cell.
4. Cells and Organelles.
5 Bioenergetics: The Flow of Energy in the Cell.
6 Enzymes: The Catalysts of Life.


7. Membranes: Their Structure, Function, and Chemistry.
8. Transport Across Membranes: Overcoming the Permeability Barrier.
9. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: I. Electrical Signals in Nerve Cells.
10. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: II. Messengers and Receptors.
11. Beyond the Cell: Extracellular Structures, Cell Adhesion, and Cell Junctions.
12. Intracellular Compartments: The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Complex, Endosomes, Lysosomes, and Peroxisomes.

III. Energy Flow in Cells.

13. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Glycolysis and Fermentation.
14. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration.
15. Phototropic Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis.

IV. Information Flow in Cells.

16. The Structural Basis of Cellular Information: DNA, Chromosomes, and the Nucleus.
17. The Cell Cycle: DNA Replication, Mitosis, and Cancer.
18. Sexual Reproduction, Meiosis, and Genetic Recombination.
19. Gene Expression: I. The Genetic Code and Transcription.
20. Gene Expression: II. Protein Synthesis andSorting.
21. The Regulation of Gene Expression.

V. The Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility.

22. Cytoskeletal Systems.
23 Cellular Movement: Motility and Contractility.
Appendix: Principles and Techniques of Microscopy.
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