Becker's World of the Cell, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Jeff Hardin / Gregory Paul Bertoni / Lewis J. Kleinsmith  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
920
Pub.-date
July 2017
ISBN13
9781292177694
ISBN
1292177691
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Description

For courses in cell biology.

 

Explore the world of the cell

 

Widely praised for its strong biochemistry coverage and clear, easy-to-follow explanations and figures, Becker’s World of the Cell provides a beautifully-illustrated, up-to-date introduction to cell biology concepts, processes, and applications. Informed by many years of classroom experience in the sophomore-level cell biology course, the dramatically-revised Ninth Edition introduces molecular genetics concepts earlier in the text and includes more extensive coverage of key techniques in each chapter. Becker’s World of the Cell provides accessible and authoritative descriptions of all major principles, as well as unique scientific insights into visualization and applications of cell and molecular biology.

 

MasteringBiologynot included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

About the text

  • NEW! Reorganization of cell signaling, cell division, and cell cycle regulation materials, including moving the molecular genetics material to an earlier position, more tightly integrates these topics with coverage of many topics in the last sections of the text. Topics that relate to the regulation of gene and protein expression are now more naturally integrated into the discussion of cell signaling and cell cycle control, which now come immediately before the chapter on cancer.
  • NEW! Reorganization of molecular biology material includes moving the molecular genetics chapters to earlier in the book, and contains substantial new material on chromosomes, mechanisms of DNA mutation and repair, and mobile genetics elements.
  • NEW! Chapter on molecular techniques that focuses on the tools or the key technologies cell biologists use to analyze and manipulate DNA, genomes, RNA and proteins, and gene function.
  • NEW! Twenty-six Key Technique boxes in every chapter are integrated throughout the text, demonstrating how cutting-edge technologies can be used to answer outstanding questions in Cell Biology.
  • NEW! Twenty-four Human Connection boxes incorporate human examples and show the relevance of Cell Biology to human health and societal issues, from the human story of Henrietta Lacks to the relevance of biochemical pathways to our diet, to the many cases in which cell biology informs diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
  • NEW! Concept Check questions enable students to check their understanding using the Concept Check questions after reading a main concept section. There is one question at the end of every main heading in the text and questions throughout each chapter encourage students to actively read the text. Answers to these questions are available at the back of the book.
  • NEW! Quantitative questions in every chapter infuse a quantitative component throughout the text. New and existing quantitative questions are flagged at the end of each chapter to encourage students to work on developing their ability to perform or interpret a calculation.
  • NEW! Content updates have been added throughout the book highlighting the most recent advances in the understanding of cell biology.
  • NEW! Design including an updated art program gives drawings a more dynamic and inviting look. Striking new chapter opening images draw students into the topic of each chapter. New figures based on recent molecular structures have been added in several key locations.

MasteringBiologynot included.

Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Integrated media links in every chapter of the textbook point students to a variety of interactive online materials, including:

  • 240 Reading Quiz Questions encourage students to read before class. 
  • Over 100 Tutorials and activities teach complex cell processes.
  • Over 100 molecular and microscopy videos provide vivid images of cellular processes.
  • Seventeen 3-D Structural Tutorials allow students to manipulate molecular structures with assessment activities.
  • All End-of-Chapter questions are now assignable and automatically gradable.
  • Test Bank Questions for every chapter include over 1,000 multiple-choice, short-answer, and inquiry/activity questions.
  • Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Learning Catalytics enables instructors to generate class discussion, guide lectures, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help students develop critical thinking skills.
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling.
    • Use real-time data to adjust instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging students during class.
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.
PowerPoint® Lecture Tools include customizable lecture outlines containing all of the figures and photos and embedded animations.

New to this Edition

About the text

  • Reorganization of cell signaling, cell division, and cell cycle regulation materials, including moving the molecular genetics material to an earlier position, more tightly integrates these topics with coverage of many topics in the last sections of the text. Topics that relate to the regulation of gene and protein expression are now more naturally integrated into the discussion of cell signaling and cell cycle control, which now come immediately before the chapter on cancer.
  • Reorganization of molecular biology material includes moving the molecular genetics chapters to earlier in the book, and contains substantial new material on chromosomes, mechanisms of DNA mutation and repair, and mobile genetics elements.
  • Chapter on molecular techniques that focuses on the tools or the key technologies cell biologists use to analyze and manipulate DNA, genomes, RNA and proteins, and gene function.
  • Twenty-six Key Technique boxes in every chapter are integrated throughout the text, demonstrating how cutting-edge technologies can be used to answer outstanding questions in Cell Biology.
  • Twenty-four Human Connection boxes incorporate human examples and show the relevance of Cell Biology to human health and societal issues, from the human story of Henrietta Lacks to the relevance of biochemical pathways to our diet, to the many cases in which cell biology informs diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
  • Concept Check questions enable students to check their understanding using the Concept Check questions after reading a main concept section. There is one question at the end of every main heading in the text and questions throughout each chapter encourage students to actively read the text. Answers to these questions are available at the back of the book.
  • Quantitative questions in every chapter infuse a quantitative component throughout the text. New and existing quantitative questions are flagged at the end of each chapter to encourage students to work on developing their ability to perform or interpret a calculation.
  • Content updates have been added throughout the book highlighting the most recent advances in the understanding of cell biology.
  • Design including an updated art program gives drawings a more dynamic and inviting look. Striking new chapter opening images draw students into the topic of each chapter. New figures based on recent molecular structures have been added in several key locations.

MasteringBiologynot included.

Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Integrated media links in every chapter of the textbook point students to a variety of interactive online materials.

Table of Contents

1.    A Preview of Cell Biology

2.    The Chemistry of the Cell

3.    The Macromolecules of the Cell

4.    Cells and Organelles

5.    Bioenergetics: The Flow of Energy in the Cell

6.    Enzymes: The Catalysts of Life

7.    Membranes: Their Structure, Function, and Chemistry

8.    Transport Across Membranes: Overcoming the Permeability Barrier

9.    Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Glycolysis and Fermentation

10.  Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration

11.  Phototrophic Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis

12.  The Endomembrane System

13.  Cytoskeletal Systems

14.  Cellular Movement: Motility and Contractility

15.  Beyond the Cell: Cell Adhesions, Cell Junctions, and Extracellular Structures

16.  The Structural Basis of Cellular Information: DNA, Chromosomes, and the Nucleus

17.  DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination

18.  Gene Expression: I. The Genetic Code and Transcription

19.  Gene Expression: II. Protein Synthesis and Sorting

20.  The Regulation of Gene Expression

21.  Molecular Biology Techniques for Cell Biology

22.  Signal Transduction Mechanisms: I. Electrical and Synaptic Signaling in Neurons

23.  Signal Transduction Mechanisms: II. Messengers and Receptors

24.  The Cell Cycle and Mitosis

25.  Sexual Reproduction, Meiosis, and Genetic Recombination

26.  Cancer Cells

Appendix – Visualizing Cells and Molecules
Glossary
Photo, Illustration, and Text Credits
Index