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Autor: Rene Fester Kratz
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Molecular and Cell Biology For Dummies

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Your hands-on study guide to the inner world of the cell
Need to get a handle on molecular and cell biology? Thiseasy-to-understand guide explains the structure and function of thecell and how recombinant DNA technology is changing the face ofscience and medicine. You discover how fundamental principles andconcepts relate to everyday life. Plus, you get plenty of studytips to improve your grades and score higher on exams!
* Explore the world of the cell -- take a tour inside thestructure and function of cells and see how viruses attack anddestroy them
* Understand the stuff of life (molecules) -- get up to speedon the structure of atoms, types of bonds, carbohydrates, proteins,DNA, RNA, and lipids
* Watch as cells function and reproduce -- see how cellscommunicate, obtain matter and energy, and copy themselves forgrowth, repair, and reproduction
* Make sense of genetics -- learn how parental cells organizetheir DNA during sexual reproduction and how scientists can predictinheritance patterns
* Decode a cell's underlying programming -- examine how DNA isread by cells, how it determines the traits of organisms, and howit's regulated by the cell
* Harness the power of DNA -- discover how scientists usemolecular biology to explore genomes and solve current worldproblems

Open the book and find:
* Easy-to-follow explanations of key topics
* The life of a cell -- what it needs to survive andreproduce
* Why molecules are so vital to cells
* Rules that govern cell behavior
* Laws of thermodynamics and cellular work
* The principles of Mendelian genetics
* Useful Web sites
* Important events in the development of DNA technology
* Ten great ways to improve your biology grade
Introduction.

Part I: The World of the Cell.

Chapter 1: Exploring the World of the Cell.

Chapter 2: Take a Tour Inside the Cell.

Chapter 3: Dead or Alive: Viruses.

Part II: Molecules: The Stuff of Life.

Chapter 4: Better Living through Chemistry.

Chapter 5: Carbohydrates: How Sweet They Are.

Chapter 6: Proteins: Workers in the Cellular Factory.

Chapter 7: DNA and RNA: Instructions for Life.

Chapter 8: Lipids: Waterproof and Energy Rich.

Part III: The Working Cell.

Chapter 9: Hello, Neighbor: How Cells Communicate.

Chapter 10: Metabolism: Transferring Energy and Matter.

Chapter 11: Cellular Respiration: Every Breath You Take.

Chapter 12: Photosynthesis: Makin' Food in the Kitchen ofLife.

Chapter 13: Splitsville: The Cell Cycle and Cell Division.

Part IV: Genetics: From One Generation to the Next.

Chapter 14: Meiosis: Getting Ready for Baby.

Chapter 15: Mendelian Genetics: Talkin' 'Bout theGenerations.

Chapter 16: Expect the Unexpected: Non-Mendelian Patterns ofInheritance.

Part V: Molecular Genetics: Reading the Book of Life.

Chapter 17: DNA Synthesis: Doubling Your Genetic Stuff.

Chapter 18: Transcription and Translation: What's in aGene?

Chapter 19: Control of Gene Expression: It's How You PlayYour Cards That Counts.

Part VI: Tools of Molecular Biology: Harnessing the Power ofDNA.

Chapter 20: Recombinant DNA Technology: Power Tools at theCellular Level.

Chapter 21: Genomics: The Big Picture.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Important Rules for Cells to Live By.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Improve Your Grade.

Index.

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Autor: Rene Fester Kratz
ISBN-13 :: 9780470531020
ISBN: 0470531029
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 384
Sprache: Englisch
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