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Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments / Edition 5

Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments / Edition 5

by Gerald Karp
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Balances coverage of the concepts of cell and molecular biology, using examples of experimentation to support those concepts. As experimental techniques become more diverse and complex, it is increasingly necessary to identify individual studies that have a broad impact on our understanding of cell biology. This text describes in detail some of the key experimental findings, along with the original data and figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470042175
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/26/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 8.84(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.37(d)

About the Author

Gerald C. Karp received a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado Medical Center before joining the faculty at the University of Florida. Gerry is the author of numerous research articles on the cell and molecular biology of early development. His interests have included the synthesis of RNA in early embryos, the movement of mesenchyme cells during gas- trulation, and cell determination in slime molds. For 13 years, he taught courses in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at the University of Florida. During this period, Gerry coauthored a text in developmental biology with N. John Berrill and authored a text in cell and molecular biology. Finding it impossible to carry on life as both full-time professor and author, Gerry gave up his faculty position to concentrate on writing. He hopes to revise this text every three years.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Study of Cell and Molecular Biology     1
The Chemical Basis of Life     15
Bioenergetics, Enzymes, and Metabolism     33
The Structure and Function of the Plasma Membrane     51
Aerobic Respiration and the Mitochondrion     67
Photosynthesis and the Chloroplast     81
Interactions Between Cells and Their Environment     95
Cytoplasmic Membrane Systems     107
The Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility     123
The Nature of the Gene and the Genome     139
Gene Expression     155
The Cell Nucleus and the Control of Gene Expression     169
DNA Replication and Repair     187
Cellular Reproduction     201
Cell Signaling     219
Cancer     235
The Immune Response     249
Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology     263
Answers to Review Problems     283

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