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Principles of Cell BiologyAuthors: Diana Bebek Ivankovic, George Plopper
Principles of Cell Biology, Third Edition builds a conceptual framework of cell biology using 14, easy-to-understand principles to understand how cells function and why we study them.
The text begins with an introduction to the fundamental molecular building blocks of cells: sugars, proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids and then moves on to illustrate how cells use these building blocks to perform their essential functions. With each chapter devoted to a specific principle, students will gain knowledge and understanding that will remain long after the course is complete.
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.
Features and Benefits
Every chapter now has a Case Study (often clinically-related) and an Applied Cell Biology box that illustrates technology’s impact on the field
Every chapter has a theme (the Principle) stated up front. This provides context for the subject matter — rather than simply explain what happens in cells — that makes the details fit together
New callout boxes for finding additional information on the web
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Life is a Team Sport
Chapter 2 DNA is the Instruction Book for Life
Chapter 3 Proteins are The Engines of Evolution
Chapter 4 Membranes are Complex Fluids that Define Compartments
Chapter 5 The Cytoskeleton Forms the Architectural Foundation for The Structural Complexity of Life
Chapter 6 The Rise of Multicellularity Was a Watershed Moment in Evolution
Chapter 7 The Nucleus is the Brain of a Cell
Chapter 8 RNA Links the Information in DNA to Actions Performed by Proteins
Chapter 9 The Endomembrane System Serves as the Cellular Import/Export Machinery for Most Macromolecules
Chapter 10 Chemical Bonds and Ion Gradients are Cellular Fuel
Chapter 11 Signaling Networks are the Nervous System of a Cell
Chapter 12 Protein Complexes are Cellular Decision-Making Devices
Chapter 13 Progression Through the Cell Cycle is the Most Vulnerable Period in A Cell’s Life
Chapter 14 Human Activity Is Triggering a Paradigm Shift in Evolution