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Molecular and Cellular Biology


By: SL Wolfe

1152 pages, Col illus, figs, tabs, SEMs


Hardback | Feb 1993 | #28960 | ISBN: 0534124089
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US textbook. Offers a balanced view of contemporary molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology not currently available in other texts.


Introduction to cell and molecular biology; A chemical background for cell and molecular biology; Atomic structure; Energy, enzymes, and biological reactions; The structure of cellular membranes; The functions of membranes in transport; The cell surface; Extracellular structures of eukaryotic cells: the extracellular matrix; Provision of energy for cell activities: cellular oxidations and the mitochondrion; Photosynthesis and the chloroplast; Microtubules and cell motility; Microfilament-generated cell motility; The cytoskeleton; The nucleus and its molecular constituents; The transcription and processing of messenger RNA; Transcription and processing of RNA, tRNA, and sn/scRNAs; The interaction of mRNAs, rRNA, and tRNA in protein synthesis; Transcriptional and translational regulation; Organization of the genome and genetic rearrangements; Programmed genetic rearrangements as a part of normal cell funciton: the generation of antibodies; Protein sorting, distribution, secretion, and endocytosis; Transcription and translation in mitochondria and chloroplasts; The cell cycle and DNA replication; Cell cycle regulation and cancer; Nuclear and cytoplasmic division; Meiosis and genetic recombination; Gametogenesis, fertilization, and early development; The origins of cellular life.

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