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ESSENTIAL CELL BIOLOGY

PAPERBACK BY ALBERTS, BRUCE; BRAY, DENNIS; HOPKIN, KAREN; JOHNSON, ALEXANDER D.; LEWIS, JULIAN; RAFF, MARTIN; ROBERTS, KEITH; WALTER, PETER

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ISBN
9780815344551
IMPRINT
GARLAND PUBLISHING INC
 
 
EDITION
4TH NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC
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FORMAT
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PAGES
864 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
05 NOV 2013

DESCRIPTION

Essential Cell Biology provides a readily accessible introduction to the central concepts of cell biology, and its lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive conceptual framework for the basic science that underlies our current understanding of all of biology, including the biomedical sciences. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised, and covers the latest developments in this fast-moving field, yet retains the academic level and length of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources, including over 130 narrated movies, an expanded and updated Question Bank. Essential Cell Biology, Fourth Edition is additionally supported by the Garland Science Learning System. This homework platform is designed to evaluate and improve student performance and allows instructors to select assignments on specific topics and review the performance of the entire class, as well as individual students, via the instructor dashboard. Students receive immediate feedback on their mastery of the topics, and will be better prepared for lectures and classroom discussions. The user-friendly system provides a convenient way to engage students while assessing progress. Performance data can be used to tailor classroom discussion, activities, and lectures to address students' needs precisely and efficiently. For more information and sample material, visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/.

CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS1. Cells: The Fundamental Units of Life2. Chemical Components of Cells3. Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis4. Protein Structure and Function5. DNA and Chromosomes6. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination7. From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome8. Control of Gene Expression9. How Genes and Genomes Evolve10. Modern Recombinant DNA Technology11. Membrane Structure12. Transport Across Cell Membranes13. How Cells Obtain Energy from Food14. Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts15. Intracellular Compartments and Protein Transport16. Cell Signaling17. Cytoskeleton18. The Cell Division Cycle19. Sexual Reproduction and the Power of Genetics20. Cellular Communities: Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer