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Published: 09 October 2018

816 Pages

8.5 x 10.875 inches

ISBN: 9781605357072

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The Cell

A Molecular Approach

Eighth edition

Geoffrey Cooper

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • Ideally suited in length and complexity for sophomore- and junior-level courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Precise amount of coverage for pre-med and other students in healthcare-related majors.
  • Can be covered in a single semester. Students can master the material in its entirety, rather than sampling a small fraction from a much larger text.
  • Written in an efficient and compact style, covering a broad range of material in a direct and pedagogically approachable manner.
  • Focuses on the molecular biology of cells as a unifying theme, with topics such as developmental biology, the nervous system, the immune system, and plant biology being discussed as examples of more general principles.
  • Written by an experienced author and instructor, the unique four-part structure of this text provides comprehensive coverage from fundamental theory through to cutting-edge research.
  • An extensive range of learning features is provided to support students in identifying key points, comprehending illustrations, and learning cell biology in a broader context.
  • Through Data Analysis Problems, self-test questions, and an extensive online test bank, students are encouraged to synthesize knowledge and apply what they've learned.
  • The art program appears nearly 3-dimensional, clarifying content and allowing students to visualize movement.

New to this Edition:

  • Learning Objectives to focus students' attention
  • Marginal Notes to emphasize key points
  • Data Analysis Problems that challenge students to interpret experimental results
  • Active Learning Guide to facilitate the use of this approach to student engagement
  • New chapter on "Transcriptional Regulation and Epigenetics"
  • New Molecular Medicine and Key Experiment boxes, including splicing therapy of muscular dystrophy, discovery of telomerase, role of histone modifications, and mitochondrial replacement therapy

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