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  • Hardcover
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $167.20
  • November 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-815-34432-2
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


Molecular Biology of the Cell

Sixth Edition

Hardcover

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Bruce Alberts (Author, University of California, San Francisco), Alexander D. Johnson (Author, University of California, San Francisco), Julian Lewis (Author), David Morgan (Author, University of California, San Francisco), Martin Raff (Author, University College London (Emeritus)), Keith Roberts (Author, University of East Anglia (Emeritus)), Peter Walter (Author, University of California, San Francisco)

 

The definitive text in cell biology

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill this vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning.

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Critical training for the next generation

The next generation of cell biologists, molecular biologists, biophysicists, and physicians can depend on this authoritative text. Students progress to scientists with this text’s comprehensive coverage, clear writing style, beautiful illustrations, and emphasis on the latest discoveries in the field of cell and molecular biology. Numerous features promote scientific and research-based thinking.  

Extensively peer reviewed for accuracy and currency

A chapter-by-chapter review by many of the world’s leading experts ensures accuracy and currency. Important new discoveries are incorporated in a logical and cohesive narrative that provides a conceptual framework for cell biology. New sections include material on new RNA functions, advances in stem cell biology, new methods for studying proteins and genes and for imaging cells, advances in the genetics and treatment of cancer, as well as timing, growth control, and morphogenesis in development.  

Unmatched art program helps visualize the workings of the cell

Each of the 1600-plus figures in this textbook has been specifically designed to illustrate a central concept. This unique illustration program has been enhanced in the Sixth Edition. Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. More than 170 narrated videos, covering a wide variety of topics, illuminate subcellular processes and help students review key concepts. 

The Problems Book helps students succeed

Help students appreciate the ways in which experiments and simple calculations can lead to an understanding of how cells work. Each chapter reviews key terms, tests for understanding of basic concepts, and poses research-based problems that introduce the experimental foundations of cell and molecular biology. The Problems Book has been designed to correspond with the first twenty chapters of Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition. 

    Part I INTRODUCTION TO THE CELL
    1. Cells and Genomes
    2. Cell Chemistry and Bioenergetics
    3. Proteins

    Part II BASIC GENETIC MECHANISMS
    4. DNA, Chromosomes, and Genomes
    5. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
    6. How Cells Read the Genome: From DNA to Protein
    7. Control of Gene Expression

    Part III WAYS OF WORKING WITH CELLS
    8. Analyzing Cells, Molecules, and Systems
    9. Visualizing Cells

    Part IV INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CELL
    10. Membrane Structure
    11. Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the
    Electrical Properties of Membranes
    12. Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting
    13. Intracellular Membrane Traffic
    14. Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
    15. Cell Signaling
    16. The Cytoskeleton
    17. The Cell Cycle
    18. Cell Death
    19. Cell Junctions and the Extracellular Matrix

    Part V CELLS IN THEIR SOCIAL CONTEXT

    20. Cancer
    21. Development of Multicellular Organisms
    22. Stem Cells and Tissue Renewal
    23. Pathogens and Infection
    24. The Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems