Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 19, 2009 - Science - 832 pages
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Karp continues to help biologists make important connections between key concepts and experimentation. The sixth edition explores core concepts in considerable depth and presents experimental detail when it helps to explain and reinforce the concepts. The majority of discussions have been modified to reflect the latest changes in the field. The book also builds on its strong illustration program by opening each chapter with “VIP” art that serves as a visual summary for the chapter. Over 60 new micrographs and computer-derived images have been added to enhance the material. Biologists benefit from these changes as they build their skills in making the connection.
 

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this is a very very helpful book to clear all the concepts about cell.

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As an academic in a big university in Manila the University of Santo Tomas, I am pleased to say that we have been using the book authored by Gerald Karp for almost 10 years now. Each school year, we have 5 to 6 classes composed of 40 students each which uses this book as prescribed textbook in their fourth year subject: Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB). These are graduating students majoring in biology many of which will move on to pursue medicine and a few enter graduate school. The book provides a comprehensive and thorough treatment of the basic and advanced concepts of cell and molecular biology for undergraduate students. Emphasis is on the structure-function relationships of biomolecules and organelles and also on an investigatory approach in the experimental methods employed in cell biology. Through the years, I witnessed how this book evolved scholastically by incorporating the latest findings in cell and molecular biology. Updated listings of Nobel Prize winners inside the book provides an illustrious and inspiring historical account of the development of CMB as a science of which I and my students feel so much a part of. For 2015, my co-teachers and I look forward with much excitement to a novel, more learning enjoyable, visually stimulating and user-friendly edition of the book: Cell and Molecular Biology by Gerald Karp.  

Contents

The Chemical Basis of Life
31
STRUCTURES
76
Bioenergetics Enzymes and Metabolism
84
The Structure of Function
113
The Structure and Function of the Plasma Membrane
117
The Acetylcholine Receptor
166
Aerobic Respiration and the Mitochondrion
173
Photosynthesis and the Chloroplast
206
The Nature of the Gene and the Genome
379
11
419
12
475
13
533
14
560
15
605
FOR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION
623
16
650

Interactions Between Cells and Their Environment
230
The Role of CellAdhesion Receptors in Transmembrane
253
Structure Function and Membrane
264
Disorders Resulting from
299
MITOCHONDRIA AND CHLOROPLASTS
309
The Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility
318
Cytoskeleton
328
Brakes
656
The Immune Response
682
Autoimmune
707
18
715
Glossary
G-1
Index
I-1
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