Plant Cell Biology: From Astronomy to Zoology
Plant Cell Biology is a semester long course for undergraduates and graduate students which integrates mathematics and physics, two years of chemistry, genetics, biochemistry and evolution disciplines. Having taught this course for over ten years, the author uses his expertise to relate the background established in plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, plant biochemistry, and plant molecular biology courses to plant cell biology. This integration attempts to break down the barrier so plant cell biology is seen as an entrée into higher science.
Distinguishing this book from papers that are often used for teaching the subject which use a single plant to demonstrate the techniques of molecular biology, this book covers all aspects of plant cell biology without emphasizing any one plant, organelle, molecule, or technique. Although most examples are biased towards plants, basic similarities between all living eukaryotic cells (animal and plant) are recognized and used to best illustrate for students cell processes.
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Chapter 15 Origin of Organelles
Chapter 16 The Nucleus
Chapter 17 Ribosomes and Proteins
Chapter 18 The Origin of Life
Chapter 19 Cell Division
Chapter 20 Extracellular Matrix
Appendix 1 SI Units Constants Variables and Geometric Formulae
Appendix 2 A Cell Biologists View of NonNewtonian Physics
Chapter 9 Cytoplasmic Structure
Chapter 10 Actin and MicrofilamentMediated Processes
Chapter 11 Tubulin and MicrotubuleMediated Processes
Chapter 12 Cell Signaling
Chapter 13 Chloroplasts
Chapter 14 Mitochondria
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