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The Cell

A Molecular Approach

Eighth edition

Geoffrey Cooper

June 2019

ISBN: 9781605358635

768 pages
Paperback

Price: £52.99

The only one-semester introduction to cell biology text built around learning objectives, and the only text to incorporate in-text and online data analysis problems.

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The Cell: A Molecular Approach is the only one-semester introduction to cell biology text built around learning objectives, and the only text to incorporate in-text and online data analysis problems.

  • 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
  • The focus is 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 in an efficient and compact style, a broad range of material is covered in a direct and pedagogically approachable manner
  • An extensive range of learning features is provided to help students to identify key points, to comprehend illustrations, and to learn about the broader context
  • The art program appears nearly 3-dimensional, clarifying content and allowing students to visualize movement
  • Through Data Analysis Problems and self-test questions, students are encouraged to synthesize knowledge and apply what they've learned
  • Ideally suited to first year undergraduates, this book enables students to master the material in its entirety in one semester, rather than sampling a small fraction from a much larger text
  • Through Data Analysis Problems and self-test questions, 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

About the Author(s)

Geoffrey Cooper, Professor of Biology, Boston University

Geoffrey M. Cooper is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Boston University. Receiving a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Miami in 1973, he pursued postdoctoral work with Howard Temin at the University of Wisconsin, where he developed gene transfer assays to characterize the proviral DNAs of Rous sarcoma virus and related retroviruses. He then joined the faculty of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in 1975, where he pioneered the discovery of oncogenes in human cancers. Since moving to Boston University in 1998, he has served as Chair of Biology and Associate Dean of the Faculty for Natural Sciences, as well as teaching undergraduate cell biology and continuing his research on the roles of oncogenes in the signaling pathways that regulate cell proliferation and programmed cell death. He has authored over 100 research papers, two textbooks on cancer and an award-winning novel, The Prize, dealing with fraud in medical research.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Fundamentals and Foundations
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Cells and Cell Research
    Chapter 2. Molecules and Membranes
    Chapter 3. Bioenergetics and Metabolism
    Chapter 4. Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
    Chapter 5. Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology
    Part II: The Flow of Genetic Information
    Chapter 6. Genes and Genomes
    Chapter 7. Replication, Maintenance, and Rearrangements of Genomic DNA
    Chapter 8. RNA Synthesis and Processing
    Chapter 9. Transcriptional Regulation and Epigenetics
    Chapter 10. Protein Synthesis, Processing, and Regulation
    Part III: Cell Structure and Function
    Chapter 11. The Nucleus
    Chapter 12. Protein Sorting and Transport
    Chapter 13. Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, and Peroxisomes
    Chapter 14. The Cytoskeleton and Cell Movement
    Chapter 15. The Plasma Membrane
    Chapter 16. Cell Walls, the Extracellular Matrix, and Cell Interactions
    Part IV: Cell Regulation
    Chapter 17. Cell Signaling
    Chapter 18. The Cell Cycle
    Chapter 19. Cell Renewal and Cell Death
    Chapter 20. Cancer

Additional Resources

The book's online resources include a wealth of free-to-access materials for both students and lecturers.

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