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Essential cell biology

Essential cell biology

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: New York, NY : Garland Science, [2014]. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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: Textbooks
Educational tools (form)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Alberts
ISBN: 9780815344544 0815344546 9780815344551 0815344554
OCLC Number: 852218989
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Cells: the fundamental units of life --
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 --
Modern recombinant DNA technology --
Membrane structure --
Transport across cell membranes --
How cells obtain energy from food --
Energy generation in mitochondria and chloroplasts --
Intracellular compartments and protein transport --
Cell signaling --
Cytoskeleton --
The cell division cycle --
Sexual reproduction and the power of genetics --
Cellular communities: tissues, stem cells, and cancer.
Responsibility: Bruce Alberts [and seven others].


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