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Molecular and Cell Biology For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-43066-8
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384 pages
June 2009
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Introduction.

Part I: The World of the Cell.

Chapter 1: Exploring the World of the Cell.

Chapter 2: Take a Tour Inside the Cell.

Chapter 3: Dead or Alive: Viruses.

Part II: Molecules: The Stuff of Life.

Chapter 4: Better Living through Chemistry.

Chapter 5: Carbohydrates: How Sweet They Are.

Chapter 6: Proteins: Workers in the Cellular Factory.

Chapter 7: DNA and RNA: Instructions for Life.

Chapter 8: Lipids: Waterproof and Energy Rich.

Part III: The Working Cell.

Chapter 9: Hello, Neighbor: How Cells Communicate.

Chapter 10: Metabolism: Transferring Energy and Matter.

Chapter 11: Cellular Respiration: Every Breath You Take.

Chapter 12: Photosynthesis: Makin’ Food in the Kitchen of Life.

Chapter 13: Splitsville: The Cell Cycle and Cell Division.

Part IV: Genetics: From One Generation to the Next.

Chapter 14: Meiosis: Getting Ready for Baby.

Chapter 15: Mendelian Genetics: Talkin’ ’Bout the Generations.

Chapter 16: Expect the Unexpected: Non-Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance.

Part V: Molecular Genetics: Reading the Book of Life.

Chapter 17: DNA Synthesis: Doubling Your Genetic Stuff.

Chapter 18: Transcription and Translation: What’s in a Gene?

Chapter 19: Control of Gene Expression: It’s How You Play Your Cards That Counts.

Part VI: Tools of Molecular Biology: Harnessing the Power of DNA.

Chapter 20: Recombinant DNA Technology: Power Tools at the Cellular Level.

Chapter 21: Genomics: The Big Picture.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Important Rules for Cells to Live By.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Improve Your Grade.

Index.

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