The Cell Cycle: An Introduction

Paperback | September 1, 1993

byAndrew Murray, Tim Hunt

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In the last decade there has been a revolution in our comprehension of how cells grow and divide. Results from experiments on yeast, embryos, and cultured mammalian cells have unified seemingly disparate viewpoints into a single set of principles for normal cellular reproduction in plants,animals and bacteria. Written by two leading participants in that revolution, The Cell Cycle provides the first thorough, authoritative account of the new philosophy of normal cellular reproduction and how it emerged. It is a vivid portrayal of the molecular logic of the cell: how the cell engineinduces DNA replication and chromosome replication; how the integrity of genetic information is preserved; and how cell size and environmental signals regulate the cycle of growth and division. By describing important breakthroughs in their historical and experimental context, The Cell Cycle tracesthe development of the new vision of cell biology and shows its relevance to other areas of modern biology. It is the ideal introduction to the current understanding of cell growth and division for advanced undergraduate and graduate level cell biology courses.

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In the last decade there has been a revolution in our comprehension of how cells grow and divide. Results from experiments on yeast, embryos, and cultured mammalian cells have unified seemingly disparate viewpoints into a single set of principles for normal cellular reproduction in plants,animals and bacteria. Written by two leading ...

Andrew Murray is Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Tim Hunt is at ICRF Clare Hall Laboratories, Hertfordshire, UK, and is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 10 × 7.95 × 0.47 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195095294

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Table of Contents

1. Cells and the Cell Cycle2. The Early Embryonic Cell Cycle3. Genetic Analysis of the Cell Cycle4. Enzymes That Control Mitosis5. Mitosis6. The Transition From G1 to S Phase7. The Control of DNA Replication8. Checkpoints and Feedback Controls9. Cancer10. The Meiotic Cell Cycle11. The Bacterial Cell Cycle

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"A superb book and would make as good an introduction to the field as one could hope for . . . . occupies an unusual niche in that it presents science at a serious but not burdensome level."--American Journal of Human Genetics