Designed for use in shorter introductory cellular biology courses, The Cell presents current comprehensive science in a readable and cohesive text. The fifth edition retains the overall organization, themes, and special features that made the previous edition so popular, but has been updated throughout to reflect major advances in the field. The book is supported by a companion website (www.sinauer.com/cooper5e), which offers a wealth of study and review material as well as rich multimedia resources including: quizzes, animations of key concepts and processes, chapter summaries, and a collection of video microscopy showing biological processes in action.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION An Overview of Cells and Cell Research The Composition of Cells Cell Metabolism Fundamentals of Molecular Biology PART II: THE FLOW OF GENETIC INFORMATION The Organization and Sequences of Cellular Genomes Replication, Maintenance and Rearrangements of Genomic DNA RNA Synthesis and Processing Protein Synthesis, Processing, and Regulation PART III: CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION The Nucleus Protein Sorting and Transport: The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Apparatus, and Lysosomes Bioenergetics and Metabolism: Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, and Peroxisomes The Cytoskeleton and Cell Movement The Plasma Membrane Cell Walls, the Extracellular Matrix, and Cell Interactions PART IV: CELL REGULATION Cell Signaling The Cell Cycle Cell Death and Cell Renewal Cancer
GEOFFREY M. COOPER is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at Boston University, USA. Dr. Cooper's research is focused on understanding the roles of oncogene proteins in the signalling pathways that regulate cell proliferation and programmed cell death. ROBERT E. HAUSMAN is Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Biology at Boston University, USA. His research is focused on understanding how interactions between cells and between cells and the extracellular matrix affect differentiation and morphogenesis.