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Cell Biology. A cell is chemical system that is able to maintain its structure and reproduce. The interior contents of cells is the cytoplasm. The cytoplasm is. Citation. Please cite this book as: O'Connor, C. M. & Adams, J. U. Essentials of Cell Biology. Cambridge, MA: NPG Education, Page 1 of 1. preparing this book, they make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or Cell biology: a short course / Stephen R. Bolsover [et al.].
I liked many of the analogies used, and will likely incorporate them into my class. However, the detailed chapters on bioenergetics and metabolism are very detailed and seem to be too detailed to have early in the book. Reis and Hassan Bousbaa. The use of different colored fonts for emphasis was a nice approach and used consistently throughout, but the red text is often distracting and I would have preferred something less harsh. Protein Identification and Interactions. Edited by Alexander Kokorin. The book is not long, and chapters are not overly dependent on other parts of the book.
Stem Cells. Section 3.
Haemopoietic, Mesenchymal, and Epithelial. Section 4.
Differentiation and Reprogramming of Somatic Cells. Section 5. Section 6. Somatic Cell Hybrids. Section 7. Cell Separation Techniques. Section 8. Cell Cycle Analysis. Section 9. Cytotoxic and Cell Growth Assays.
Section Electrophysiological Methods. Organ Cultures. Part B. Growth and Purification of Viruses. Part C. Production and Purification of Antibodies. Part D. Part E. Contents of Volume 2 Part A. Organelles and Cellular Structures. Plasma Membrane, Organelles, and Cellular Structures. Protein Purification. Endocytic and Exocytic Pathways. Nuclear Transport. Chromatin Assembly. Signal Transduction Assays. Assays and Models of in Vitro and in Vitro Motility.
Mechanical Stress in Single Cells. Contents of Volume 3 Part A.
Imaging Techniques. Light Microscopy. Digital Video Microscopy. Fluorescent Microscopy of Living Cells. Electron Microscopy. Specimen Preparation Techniques.
Electron Microscopy Studies of the Cytoskeleton. Immunoelectron Microscopy. Scanning Probe and Scanning Electron Microscopy. Shephard Hugh A. White Claudia G. First published: Print ISBN: About this book This text tells the story of cells as the unit of life in a colorful and student-friendly manner, taking an "essentials only" approach.
By using the successful model of previously published Short Courses, this text succeeds in conveying the key points without overburdening readers with secondary information. The authors all active researchers and educators skillfully present concepts by illustrating them with clear diagrams and examples from current research. Special boxed sections focus on the importance of cell biology in medicine and industry today. This text is a completely revised, reorganized, and enhanced revision of From Genes to Cells.
His widely published research concerns, among other topics, the role of calcium as an intracellular messenger. Jeremy S. Claudia G. As with any science text, there is some limit to its longevity. References to literature will help with this, as students can look at what has been done on a particular topic since that manuscript was published.
I also believe that because this text focuses on cellular structure and organization in more of a survey manner that this material will not become obsolete as fast compared to other texts. I struggled with the clarity of this text. While the content is pitched at a very accessible level, the text itself struggles from a very heavy and opaque formatting template.
Information is provided in large, dense paragraphs without subheadings and the figures are sometimes sparse and difficult to interpret. It should be noted that this is not true for all the chapters.
For example, the chapters on ECM and adhesion are beautiful and flow in a much more clear manner than some of the early chapters, like those introducing some of the fundamental chemistry of the cell. The use of terminology is largely consistent throughout the book and pitched to a freshman level audience. There are occasions where the language contains a slight increase in jargon but this does not detract from the chapters. The use of different colored fonts for emphasis was a nice approach and used consistently throughout, but the red text is often distracting and I would have preferred something less harsh.
Similar to my comments regarding the clarity of the texts, some chapters are better than others but the overall lack of suborganization is one of the weaker aspects of this text. The chapters are not very long so I don't see much reason or opportunity to break them into smaller parts.
The text follows a logical order in terms of starting from small subunits and building to larger cellular contexts. This is one of the big strengths of this text.
While the interface itself is fine, I found that many of the figures took a while to render and were less complete than I would have liked. An understanding of cell biology is highly visual and more, simplified figures would have greatly enhanced the experience.
I did find some of the text pullouts that divided the pages into two columns, one of which was nearly empty, to be very distracting.
Overall I like this book but I think it would be more appropriate for a level, nonmajor course. I don't think that the depth or organization would be effective for sophomores or biology majors. I also really missed having some kind of end-of-chapter summary, reading questions, or other learning support materials here. The book starts with a helpful and detailed introduction to the chemistry of macromolecules and these topics were explained in a clear manner that biology students would relate well to.
However, the biological concepts are not explained in simple However, the biological concepts are not explained in simple enough terms or with appropriate biological examples to help the students understand these complicated topics.
Including more biological examples of these concepts in a disease, medicine, organisms, etc would help the students understand the application and importance of this information. In addition, while the book has a Table of Contents at the beginning of the book, the book does not have an index to help locate particular terms or topics.
Furthermore, a more detailed overview of the functions and structures of organelles would be appropriate for an introductory cellular and molecular biology textbook. The coverage of basic cell and molecular biology is standard and thus will remain relevant. The text should be easy to update if needed. Thus while the content does cover basic concepts, it is not comprehensive of current topics.
The writing style is clear and provides some interesting comments and analogies.