Molecular Biology of the Cell
- Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter
- Publication Date:
- November 16, 2007
- Content Details:
- 1,392 pages | 1,526 illustrations
Also of Interest
For nearly a quarter century Molecular Biology of the Cell has been the leading cell biology textbook. This tradition continues with the new Fifth Edition, which has been completely revised and updated to describe our current, rapidly advancing understanding of cell biology. To list but a few examples, a large amount of new material is presented on epigenetics; stem cells; RNAi; comparative genomics; the latest cancer therapies; apoptosis (now its own separate chapter); and cell cycle control and the mechanics of M phase (now integrated into one chapter).
The hallmark features of Molecular Biology of the Cell have been retained, such as its consistent and comprehensive art program, clear concept headings, and succinct section summaries. Additionally, in response to extensive feedback from readers, the Fifth Edition now includes several new features.
It is now more portable. Chapters 1-20 are printed and Chapters 21-25, covering multicellular systems, are provided as PDF files on the free Media DVD-ROM which accompanies the book.* And for the first time, Molecular Biology of the Cell now contains end-of-chapter questions. These problems, written by John Wilson and Tim Hunt, emphasize a quantitative approach and the art of reasoning from experiments, and they will help students review and extend their knowledge derived from reading the textbook. The Media DVD-ROM, which is packaged with every copy of the book, contains PowerPoint® presentations with all of the figures, tables and micrographs from the text (available as JPEGs too). Also included is the Media Player, which plays over 125 movies—animations, videos, and molecular models—all with voice-over narration. A new reader-friendly feature is the integration of media codes throughout the text that link directly to relevant videos and animations. The Media DVD-ROM holds the multicellular systems chapters (21-25) of the text as well.
By skillfully extracting the fundamental concepts from this enormous and ever-growing field, the authors tell the story of cell biology, and thereby create a coherent framework through which readers may approach and enjoy this subject that is so central to all of biology.
* There is also a reference edition of Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fifth Edition (ISBN 978-0-8153-4111-6) that contains Chapters 1-25 entirely in printed format.
- More portable: Chapters 1-20 are printed and Chapters 21-25 are provided as PDF files on the free Media DVD-ROM which accompanies the book.
- Now contains end-of-chapter problems for Chapters 1-20.
Integration of Media Codes throughout the text linking to relevant videos and animations.
- Media DVD-ROM contains :
-Cell Biology Interactive Media Player with over 130 movies.
-PowerPoint® presentations of book figures.
-JPEG archive of book figures.
-Chapters 21-25: Multicellular Systems.
"Throughout the book, emphasis is placed not just on what 'we know' but also on 'how we know' and 'what remains to be discovered'- important for engaging and enthusing students....A quarter of a century after the first edition revolutionised cell biology textbooks, the new edition is as fresh, comprehensive and above all, as readable as ever....Like its predecessors, this is a superb textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students."
-British Society for Developmental Biology Newsletter, Summer 2008, Vol. 29, No. 1
"Professors, lecturers, and instructors will find the fifth edition of the book Molecular Biology of the Cell and its accompanying Problems Book to be an excellent choice for guiding their students through the maze of the cell's molecular structures and biochemical processes....With countless colorful illustrations and a large number of photographs and tables, reading the text becomes not only an educational experience, but also a highly enjoyable one for those students who wish to discover the inner workings of the magnificent cellular machine....Educators will also find the DVD-ROM to be a rich electronic resource when compiling their lectures....No less important is the Problems Book, which contains numerous exercises and questions that are an integral part of the learning process, and that teachers, instructors, and students are sure to appreciate."
-The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2008, Volume 83, Number 3
PART I INTRODUCTION TO THE CELL
1. Cells and Genomes
2. Cell Chemistry and Biosynthesis
PART II BASIC GENETIC MECHANISMS
4. DNA, Chromosomes, and Genomes
5. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
6. How Cells Read the Genome: From DNA to Protein
7. Control of Gene Expression
PART III METHODS
8. Manipulating Proteins, DNA, and RNA
9. Visualizing Cells
PART IV INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CELL
10. Membrane Structure
11. Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the Electrical Properties of Membranes
12. Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting
13. Intracellular Vesicular Traffic
14. Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
15. Mechanisms of Cell Communication
16. The Cytoskeleton
17. The Cell Cycle
PART V CELLS IN THEIR SOCIAL CONTEXT
19. Cell Junctions, Cell Adhesion, and the Extracellular Matrix
Chapters 21–25 available on Media DVD-ROM:
21. Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis, Germ Cells, and Fertilization
22. Development of Multicellular Organisms
23. Specialized Tissues, Stem Cells, and Tissue Renewal
24. Pathogens, Infection, and Innate Immunity
25. The Adaptive Immune System
For the following resources, verified instructors can visit the resource page for Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5E.
MBoC5 Lecture Outlines
Lecture outlines created from the book’s concept heads are available in PowerPoint® format.
MBoC5 Transparency Set
Provides 200 full-color overhead acetate transparencies of the most important figures from the book.
Test questions for instructors
Figures available in JPEG and PowerPoint® format
135 movies available to instructors and students
For the following resources, students can visit the resource page for Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5E.
The Cell Biology Interactive Media Player
Cell Biology Interactive contains over 150 animations, videos, molecular models, and interactive electron micrographs, which translates to over 4 hours of content. All movies are accompanied by voice-over narration. The media is organized by the table of contents of Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fifth Edition, or can be sorted by media type. The animations and videos are also directly linked to specific sections of the book by “media codes”. These four-letter codes, unique combinations of ATCG, are integrated throughout the book to indicate when relevant videos and animations are available on Cell Biology Interactive. When the code from the book is typed into the interface of the media player, the corresponding media item will load into the movie player.
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