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Cell Biology and Genetics, Volume 1, International Edition

By Lisa Starr, Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart, Christine A. Evers

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages, 13th edition Edition
Published In: United States, 01 April 2012
Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS VOLUME 1, International Edition provides real-world applications and helps you think critically about them. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help you gain a full understanding. You will be able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where the material is leading. Helpful learning tools like the section-ending "Take-Home Messages" and the on-page running glossary ensure that you will grasp key points. Carefully balancing accessibility and the level of detail, the authors enable you to go beyond rote memorization and prepare you to make important decisions in life that require an understanding of biology and the process of science.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Biology. UNIT I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Chemical Basis of Life. 3. Molecules. 4. Cell Structure and Function. 5. Metabolism. 6. Photosynthesis. 7. Cells Release Energy. UNIT II: PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. DNA to Protein. 10. Control Over Genes. 11. Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis. 13. Patterns of Inherited Traits. 14. Human Inheritance. 15. Genomes. APPENDICES. A1. Amino Acids. A2. How to Read a Journal Article. A3. Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems. A4. Periodic Table of Elements. A5. Closer Look at Some Major Metabolic Pathways. A6. A Plain English Map of the Human Chromosomes. A7. Restless Earth-Life's Changing Geological Stage. A8. Units of Measure. A9. Chapter Summaries, Quizzes, and Questions. GLOSSARY.

About the Author

For the past two decades, Cecie Starr has been known as one of the best-selling biology textbook authors. Her texts, appreciated for their clarity in both the written word and the visual representation of biological concepts, include multiple editions of BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, and BIOLOGY TODAY AND TOMORROW. Her original dream was to become an architect. Instead of building houses, she now builds, with care and attention to detail, incredible texts based on this philosophy: "I invite students into a chapter through an intriguing story. Once inside, they get the great windows that biologists construct on the world of life. Biology is not just another house. It is a conceptual mansion. I hope to do it justice." Christine Evers has been creating multimedia and Web-based materials to supplement Starr and other science texts for ten years. She earned her B.S. in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook. After working as a research assistant studying the developmental biology of slime mold, she was awarded an N.S.F. fellowship to attend Yale, where she studied evolutionary biology and honeybee behavior. She has a strong interest in science education and serves as a member of her local school board. Lisa Starr earned her B.A. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego Revelle College in 1982. Over the next five years, she became expert in molecular and cell biology as she helped build a veterinary virology research program at the startup biotech firm Syntro (which was later spun off into Protein Polymer Technologies). During this time, Lisa invented the cDNA cloning kit and the mRNA isolation kit that launched Invitrogen (now part of Life Technologies). She left Syntro to launch a molecular biology division for a veterinary vaccine company (Synbiotics, later acquired by Pfizer Animal Health), and then spent seven years at The Scripps Research Institute investigating integrin isoform expression in development and cancer metastasis and training postdoctoral candidates. She was recruited to start up the biotech firm Ixsys/Applied Molecular Evolution (later acquired by Lilly) and to establish proof-of-concept for combinatorial library construction as well as antibody randomization/humanization at the fledgling firm. Prior to joining the Starr franchise, she was recruited to start up Desmos, another biotech firm, that was later spun off into Cythera/Novocell/ViaCyte. Since 1997, Lisa has been responsible for the incredible art in the Starr biology textbooks, and began authoring the books in 2004. Ralph Taggart, Former Chair of Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, Ralph Taggert is now the chair of Geological Sciences. Professor Taggart, known for his outstanding research in Paleobotany, has taught the general biology course for over 20 years.

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1. Introduction to Biology. UNIT I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Chemical Basis of Life. 3. Molecules. 4. Cell Structure and Function. 5. Metabolism. 6. Photosynthesis. 7. Cells Release Energy. UNIT II: PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. DNA to Protein. 10. Control Over Genes. 11. Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis. 13. Patterns of Inherited Traits. 14. Human Inheritance. 15. Genomes. APPENDICES. A1. Classification System. A2. How to Read a Journal Article. A3. Answers to Self-Quizzes and Genetics Problems. A4. Units of Measure. GLOSSARY.

EAN: 9781111580995
ISBN: 1111580995
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Dimensions: 27.5 x 23.2 x 1.2 centimetres (0.68 kg)
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