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The world of the cell

Author: Wayne M Becker
Publisher: San Francisco : Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This book is intended as a comprehensive introduction to cellular and molecular biology for students preparing for careers in biology, medicine and related fields. Its goal is to present essential principles, processes and methodology.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne M Becker
ISBN: 9780805393934 0805393935 9780321527486 0321527488 9780321554185 0321554183
OCLC Number: 175174348
Description: xxviii, 791, [89] pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: A preview of the cell --
The chemistry of the cell --
The macromolecules of the cell --
Cells and organelles --
Bioenergetics: the flow of energy in the cell --
Enzymes: the catalysts of life --
Membranes: their structure, function, and chemistry --
Transport across membranes: overcoming the permeability barrier --
Chemotrophic energy metabolism: glycolysis and fermentation --
Chemotrophic energy metabolism: aerobic respiration --
Phototrophic energy metabolism: photosynthesis --
The endomembrane system and peroxisomes --
Signal transduction mechanisms: electrical and synaptic signaling in neurons --
Signal transduction mechanisms: messengers and receptors --
Cytoskeletal systems --
Cellular movement: motility and contractility --
Beyond the cell: cell adhesions, cell junctions, and extracellular structures --
The structural basis of cellular information: DNA, chromosomes, and the nucleus --
The cell cycle, DNA replication, and mitosis --
Sexual reproduction, meiosis, and genetic recombination --
Gene expression: the genetic code and transcription --
Gene expression: protein synthesis and sorting --
The regulation of gene expression --
Cancer cells.
Responsibility: Wayne M. Becker [and others].
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This book is intended as a comprehensive introduction to cellular and molecular biology for students preparing for careers in biology, medicine and related fields. Its goal is to present essential principles, processes and methodology.

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