Molecular and Cellular Biology / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
This book offers a balanced and integrated treatment of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry. The central topics of molecular biology are included, including DNA structure, messenger RNA gene structure and activity, and the molecular methods for studying these genes.
About the Author
Stephen L. Wolfe [U of California, Davis (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)] taught general biology and cell biology for many years at the University of California, Davis. His textbooks include multiple editions of Biology of the Cell, Biology: The Foundations, Cell Ultrastructure, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 2. A Chemical Background for Cell and Molecular Biology 3. Energy, Enzymes, and Biological Reactions 4. The Structure of Cellular Membranes 5. The Functions of Membranes in Transport 6. The Cell Surface 7. Extracellular Structures of Eurkaryotic Cells: The Extracellular Matrix 8. Provision of Energy for Cell Activities: Cellular Oxidations and the Meitochondrion 9. Photosynthesis and the Chloroplast 10. Microtubules and Cell Motility 11. Microfilament-Generated Cell Motility 12. The Cytoskeleton 13. The Nucleus and Its Molecular Constituents 14. The Transcription and the Processing of Messenger RNA 15. Transcription and Processing of rRNA, tRNA, and sn/scRNAs 16. The Interaction of mRNA, rRNA, and tRNA in Protein Synthesis 17. Transcriptional and Translational Regulation 18. Organization of the Genome and Genetic Rearrangements 19. Programmed Genetic Rearrangements as a Part of Normal Cell Function: The Generation of Antibodies 20. Protein Sorting, Distribution, Secretion, and Endocytosis 21. Transcription and Translation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts 22. The Cell Cycle and DNA Replication 23. Cell Cycle Regulation and Cancer 24. Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Division 25. Meiosis and Genetic Recombination 26. Gametogenesis, Fertilization, and Early Development 27. The Origins of Cellular Life