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Cell Biology by the Numbers

Ron Milo, Rob Phillips
Publication Date:
December 07, 2015
Content Details:
358 pages | 181 illustrations

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    A Top 25 CHOICE 2016 Title, and recipient of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) Award.

    How much energy is released in ATP hydrolysis? How many mRNAs are in a cell? How genetically similar are two random people? What is faster, transcription or translation?

    Cell Biology by the Numbers explores these questions—and dozens of others—providing a richly illustrated and handy reference for students and researchers in molecular and cell biology, chemistry, and biophysics.

    The book features question-driven vignettes and "back of the envelope" calculations that investigate some of the key numbers in cell biology. Readers will learn about the sizes, concentrations, rates, energies, and other numbers that describe and drive the living world.


      • Features dozens of richly illustrated and question-driven vignettes to explain the essential biological parameters governing cell behavior.
      • Serves as a brief and handy reference for both instructors and students in both the physical and life sciences.
      • Provides a quantitative understanding of the inner workings of cells and their molecular components.
      • Uses back-of-the-envelope calculations to estimate time scales, rates, energy scales and other key numbers in cell biology.
      • Can be used as a quantitative companion to classic textbooks on molecular and cell biology.
  • Contents

    The Path to Biological Numeracy

    1. Size and Geometry

    2. Concentrations and Absolute Numbers

    3. Energies and Forces 

    4. Rates and Duration

    5. Information & Errors

    6. A Quantitative Miscellany


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