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Essential cell biology

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: New York, NY : Garland Science Pub., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Cell biology is taught in classrooms around the world to provide students with a firm conceptual grounding in biology. This text provides basic, core knowledge about how cells work and uses colour images and diagrams to emphasize concepts and aid understanding.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Alberts
ISBN: 081533480X 9780815334804 0815334818 9780815334811
OCLC Number: 52312215
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 740, [102] pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying disc: IBM PC or compatible (Pentium 500Mhz or higher) ; 64 MB of RAM (128 MB of RAM recommended) ; Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000 or XP ; Web browser ; QuickTime 6 or later ; DirectX version 3.0 or later ; CD-ROM drive ; Sound Blaster or compatible sound card ; speakers ; mouse.
Contents: Introduction to Cells --
Chemical Components of Cells --
Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis --
Protein Structure and Function --
DNA and Chromosomes --
DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination --
From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome --
Control of Gene Expression --
How Genes and Genomes Evolve --
Manipulating Genes and Cells --
Membrane Structure --
Membrane Transport --
How Cells Obtain Energy from Food --
Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts --
Intracellular Compartments and Transport --
Cell Communication --
Cytoskeleton --
Cell-Cycle Control and Cell Death --
Cell Division --
Genetics and Meiosis, and the Molecular Basis of Heredity --
Tissues and Cancer.
Responsibility: Bruce Alberts [and others].
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