Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fourth Edition: A Problems Approach is designed to help students appreciate the ways in which experiments and simple calculations can lead to an understanding of how cells work. Chapters are subdivided as in Molecular Biology of the Cell and provide a review of key terms, test for understanding basic concepts, and research-based problems. Chapters 1-8 and 10-18 from Molecular Biology of the Cell are covered in this way. The new edition of A Problems Approach (formerly titled The Problems Book ) is completely reorganized and revised to match the Fourth Edition of Molecular Biology of the Cell . Detailed answers are provided in the book for half the problems to help students learn how to analyze experimental observations and draw conclusions from them. Problems without the solution contained in the book are useful for homework assignments and as exam questions. Answers to these problems are provided to instructors upon request. Features: - Contains more than 1,000 questions, from simple to challenging. - Introduces the experimental foundation of cell and molecular biology. - Present dozens of classic experiments.
- Over 600 illustrations - diagrams, graphs and photos - illuminate the text. - Now expanded to include problems for the early chapters of Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4/e. - Extensively referenced.
Table of Contents
1. Cells and Genomes 2. Cell Chemistry and Biosynthesis 3. Proteins 4. DNA and Chromosomes 5. DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination 6. How Cells Read The Genome: From DNA to Protein 7. Control of Gene Expression 8. Manipulating Proteins, DNA and RNA 10. Membrane Structure 11. Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the Electrical Properties of Membranes 12. Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting 13. Intracellular Vesicular Transport 14. Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts 15. Cell Communication 16. The Cytoskeleton 17. The Cell Cycle and Programmed Cell Death 18. The Mechanics of Cell Division Note: Chapters 9 and 19-24 of Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fourth Edition are not covered in A Problems Approach