The Cell: A Molecular Approach
The field of cell biology is so vast and changing so rapidly that teaching it can be a daunting prospect. The first edition of The Cell: A Molecular Approach, published in 1997, offered the perfect solution for teachers and their students-current, comprehensive science combined with the readability and cohesiveness of a single- authored text. Designed for one-semester introductory cell biology courses, this book enabled students to master the material in the entire book, not simply to sample a small fraction from a much larger text.
The new second edition of The Cell retains the organization, themes, and special features of the original, but has been completely updated in major areas of scientific progress, including genome analysis; chromatin and transcription; nuclear transport; protein sorting and trafficking; signal transduction; the cell cycle; and programmed cell death.
With a clear focus on cell biology as an integrative theme, topics such as developmental biology, plant biology, the immune system, the nervous system, and muscle physiology are covered in their broader biological context. Each chapter includes a brief chapter outline, bold-faced key terms, and chapter-end questions with answers in the back of the book.