Essential Cell Biology – Bruce Alberts – 3rd Edition


Essential Cell provides an accessible introduction to the of cell biology. Its lively and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal for a first course in cell and biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory . detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive, conceptual framework of the basic that underlies our current understanding of biology.

The Third Edition is thoroughly updated scientifically, yet maintains the academic level and size of the previous edition. The is accompanied by a Media DVD-ROM with over 130 animations and videos, all the figures from the , and a new self-test quizzing feature for .

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Cells
2. Chemical Components of Cells
3. Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis
4. Protein Structure and Function
5. DNA and Chromosomes
6. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
7. From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome
8. Control of Gene Expression
9. How Genes and Genomes Evolve
10. Manipulating Genes and Cells
11. Membrane Structure
12. Membrane Transport
13. How Cells Obtain Energy from Food
14. Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
15. Intracellular Compartments and Transport
16. Cell Communication
17. Cytoskeleton
18. The Cell Division Cycle
19. Sex and Genetics
20. Tissues and Cancer
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