Essential Cell Biology, Second Edition contains basic, core knowledge about how cells work. It has a proven track record in providing students with a conceptual and accessible grounding in cell biology. The text and figures have been prepared to be easy-to-follow, accurate, clear and engaging for the introductory student. Each section follows logically from the previous one, telling a story, rather than being a collection of facts. Questions integrated throughout each chapter encourage the reader to pause, think about what they have read, and attempt to apply the new knowledge in ways that test their understanding. Based on user feedback, the Second Edition now offers increased coverage of genetics and more experimental background. It is completely up-to-date.
This text for undergraduates provides a straightforward explanation of the workings of a living cell, focusing on the ways in which the molecules of the cell, especially the protein, DNA, and RNA molecules, cooperate to create a living system. The text is written to be easily understood by a reader approaching modern biology for the first time, with technical vocabulary reduced to a minimum. This second edition offers a new emphasis on genomes, with an overview of the human genome sequence and new chapters on how genes and genomes evolve and a new chapter on genetics, meiosis, and the molecular basis of heredity. There are also new sections on topics in the news, such as stem cells and cancer. Author information is not given. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)