Becker's World Of The Cell by Jeff Hardin

Becker's World Of The Cell

byJeff Hardin, Gregory Paul Bertoni, Lewis J. Kleinsmith

Hardcover | December 3, 2015

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Widely praised for its strong biochemistry coverage and clear, easy-to-follow explanations and figures, Becker’s World of the Cell provides a beautifully-illustrated, up-to-date introduction to cell biology concepts, processes, and applications. Informed by many years of classroom experience in the sophomore-level cell biology course, the dramatically-revised Ninth Edition introduces molecular genetics concepts earlier in the text and includes more extensive coverage of key techniques in each chapter. Becker’s World of the Cell provides accessible and authoritative descriptions of all major principles, as well as unique scientific insights into visualization and applications of cell and molecular biology.


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About The Author

Jeff Hardin is Professor and Chair of the Zoology Department at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He is also Faculty Director of the Biology Core Curriculum, a four-semester honors biology sequence for undergraduates at Wisconsin known for its teaching innovations. Jeff’s research interests center on how cells migrate and adhere to ...

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Title:Becker's World Of The CellFormat:HardcoverDimensions:920 pages, 10.8 × 9.3 × 1.3 inPublished:December 3, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1.     A Preview of Cell Biology

2.     The Chemistry of the Cell

3.     The Macromolecules of the Cell

4.     Cells and Organelles

5.     Bioenergetics: The Flow of Energy in the Cell

6.     Enzymes: The Catalysts of Life

7.     Membranes: Their Structure, Function, and Chemistry

8.     Transport Across Membranes: Overcoming the Permeability Barrier

9.     Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Glycolysis and Fermentation

10.  Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration

11.  Phototrophic Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis

12.  The Endomembrane System 

13.  Cytoskeletal Systems

14.  Cellular Movement: Motility and Contractility

15.  Beyond the Cell: Cell Adhesions, Cell Junctions, and Extracellular Structures

16.  The Structural Basis of Cellular Information: DNA, Chromosomes, and Genome Organization

17.  DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination

18.  Gene Expression I: The Genetic Code and Transcription

19.  Gene Expression II: Protein Synthesis and Sorting

20.  Regulation of Gene Expression

21.  Molecular Biology Techniques for Cell Biology

22.  Signal Transduction Mechanisms I: Electrical and Synaptic Signaling in Neurons

23.  Signal Transduction Mechanisms II: Messengers and Receptors

24.  The Cell Cycle and Mitosis

25.  Sexual Reproduction, Meiosis, and Genetic Recombination

26.  Cancer Cells

Appendix – Visualizing Cells and Molecules
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