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Machinery of Life

Author: David S Goodsell
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, 2009.
Series: SpringerLink: Springer e-Books
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 2. AuflView all editions and formats

Taking its readers on a journey into the sub-microscopic world of molecular machines, this book introduces the types of molecules built by cells. Then, in a series of full-color illustrations, the  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David S Goodsell
ISBN: 9780387849256 0387849254 9780387849249 0387849246
OCLC Number: 609677180
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Berlin [u.a.] Springer, 2009. online-Ressource.
Description: x, 167 S.
Contents: Introduction.- Part I: Molecules and Life: Molecular Machines.- The Processes of Living.- Part II: Molecules into Cells: Escherichia coli: One of the Simplest Cells.- Baker's Yeast: The Advantages of Compartmentation.- Human Beings: The Advantages of Specialization.- Plants: Gathering Energy from the Sun.- Part III: Cells in Health and Disease: Life and Death.- Vitamins.- Viruses: Biological Hijackers.- Poisons and Drugs.
Series Title: SpringerLink: Springer e-Books
Responsibility: by David S. Goodsell.


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