Biology of the Cell

Biology of the Cell

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This second edition retains the outstanding features of the previous edition: integration of structure and function; topics. Treatment flows from a survey of members to the role of membranes in cellular energetics, the utilization of energy in synthesis, and the main result of synthesis: cellular reproduction. New features of this second edition include complete revision and expansion of the membrane and cell surface sections, a new unit on motility that includes chapters on microtubule-based motility and microfilament-based motility, and more emphasis on biochemistry than the first edition. A selection of 500 micrographs and diagrams is included. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on courses in cell biology.
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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 233.68 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,451.49g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illus
  • 053400900X
  • 9780534009007

Table of contents

Introduction: an introduction to cell biology. Biological molecules. Enzymes and biological reactions. The structure of cellular membranes. The functions of cell membranes in transport and nerve conduction. The cell surface. Cellular oxidation and the mitochondrion. Photosynthesis and the chloroplast. Cellular movements based on microtubules. Microfilament-based cell motility. Structure and function of the interphase nucleus. Nuclear structure and function in RNA transcription. Protein synthesis. The cell cycle and DNA replication. Mitosis and cytokinesis. Meiosis. The origins of cellular life. Appendix. Cited references. Index.
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