576 pages, illustrations
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Written for undergraduate cell biology courses, Principles of Cell Biology, Second Edition provides students with the formula for understanding the fundamental concepts of cell biology. This practical text focuses on the underlying principles that illustrate both how cells function as well as how we study them. It identifies 10 specific principles of cell biology and devotes a separate chapter to illustrate each. The result is a shift away from the traditional focus on technical details and towards a more integrative view of cellular activity that is flexible and can be tailored to suit students with a broad range of backgrounds.
The Second Edition features a fully revised art program with new full-color images and illustrations that simplify key concepts and cell function. Concept Check questions at the end of each section along with new end-of-chapter questions assess student comprehension, ensuring retention of key cell biology principles. An informal, narrative writing style makes even the most complex concepts accessible to students new to the scientific field, making Principles of Cell Biology the clear choice for anyone studying the fascinating field of cell biology With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2
Chapter 1 What Is a Cell?
Chapter 2 Nucleic Acids
Chapter 3 Proteins and Polypeptides
Chapter 4 Phospholipids and Membrane Structure
Chapter 5 The Cytoskeleton and Cellular Architecture
Chapter 6 The Extracellular Matrix and Cell Junctions
Chapter 7 The Nucleus and DNA Replication
Chapter 8 Protein Synthesis and Sorting
Chapter 9 The Endomembrane System and Membrane Trafficking
Chapter 10 Cellular Metabolism and Energy Storage
Chapter 11 Signal Transduction and Cellular Communication
Chapter 12 Control of Gene Expression
Chapter 13 The Birth and Death of Cells
Chapter 14 Tissues
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George Plopper is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology at Harvard University, then completed his postdoctoral training in Cell Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Dr. Plopper served as Assistant Professor at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to his present position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has taught cell biology to undergraduate and graduate students since 1985, receiving four teaching awards. He was named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.