Because molecular and cellular biology is such an exciting and rapidly moving area of science, teaching it at the undergraduate level is a rewarding, yet challenging, task. Designed for use on introductory cell biology courses, this third edition presents current comprehensive science in a readable and cohesive text that students can master in the course of a semester. This edition retains the organization, themes and special features of earlier editions, but it has been updated to reflect scientific advances since publication of the second edition in 2000, including progress made in genome sequencing regulation of programmed cell death and potential medical applications of embryonic cells.
Table of Contents
PART : INTRODUCTION. - An Overview of Cells and Cell Research - The Chemistry of Cells - Fundamentals of Molecular Biology - PART I1: THE FLOW OF GENETIC INFORMATION - The Organization and Sequences of Cellular Genomes - Replication, Maintenance, and Rearrangements of Genomic DNA - RNA Synthesis and Processing - Protein Synthesis, Processing, and Regulation - PART III: CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION - The Nucleus - Protein Sorting and Transport: The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi - Apparatus, and Lysosomes - Bioenergetics and Metabolism: Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, and - Peroxisomes - The Cytoskeleton and Cell Movement - The Cell Surface - PART IV; CELL REGULATION - Cell Signaling - The Cell Cycle - Cancer -
GEOFFREY COOPER is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biology at Boston University - ROBERT E. HAUSMAN is Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Biology at Boston University ROBERT E. HAUSMAN is Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Biology at Boston University