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Essential Cell Biology

Essential Cell Biology Lowest new price: $55.58
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Author: Bruce Alberts
Brand: Brand: Garland Science

Essential Cell Biology provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of cell biology. Its lively writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in cell and molecular biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive, conceptual framework of the basic science that underlies our current understanding of biology.

The Third Edition is thoroughly updated scientifically, yet maintains the academic level and size of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a Media DVD-ROM with over 130 animations and videos, all the figures from the book, and a new self-test quizzing feature for students.

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Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids Lowest new price: $47.32
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Author: Richard Durbin
Brand: Cambridge University Press

Probablistic models are becoming increasingly important in analyzing the huge amount of data being produced by large-scale DNA-sequencing efforts such as the Human Genome Project. For example, hidden Markov models are used for analyzing biological sequences, linguistic-grammar-based probabilistic models for identifying RNA secondary structure, and probabilistic evolutionary models for inferring phylogenies of sequences from different organisms. This book gives a unified, up-to-date and self-contained account, with a Bayesian slant, of such methods, and more generally to probabilistic methods of sequence analysis. Written by an interdisciplinary team of authors, it is accessible to molecular biologists, computer scientists, and mathematicians with no formal knowledge of the other fields, and at the same time presents the state of the art in this new and important field.

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Protein Structure and Function (Primers in Biology)

Protein Structure and Function (Primers in Biology) Lowest new price: $72.43
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Author: Gregory A. Petsko
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Published by New Science Press and distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Oxford University Press

This text introduces general principles of protein structure, folding, and function, then goes beyond these basics to tackle the conceptual basis of inferring structure and function from genomic sequence. It is the first book in a series, Primers in Biology, employing a modular design in which chapters are divided into topics, each occupying one two-page spread that includes the relevant text, illustrations (in full color), definitions, and references.

The book has five chapters. The first is an introduction to the principles of protein structure and folding, with emphasis on proteins' biophysical properties. The second describes the principles of the main biochemical functions of proteins, namely binding and catalysis, with a short section on the properties of structural proteins. Chapter 3 covers the regulation of protein function, containing concise descriptions of all the regulatory mechanisms that operate on proteins, from pH to phosphorylation, with several sections on protein switches based on nucleotide hydrolysis. Chapter 4 introduces the principles whereby structure and function are deduced from sequence, with illustrative examples. The final chapter addresses how data on protein structure is gathered, interpreted, and presented.

Written for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, Protein Structure and Function is also be for working scientists needing an up-to-date introduction to the field.


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Introduction to Protein Structure

Introduction to Protein Structure Lowest new price: $64.52
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Author: Carl Branden
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Introduction to Protein Structure provides an account of the principles of protein structure, with examples of key proteins in their biological context generously illustrated in full-color to illuminate the structural principles described in the text. The first few chapters introduce the general principles of protein structure both for novices and for non-specialists needing a primer. Subsequent chapters use specific examples of proteins to show how they fulfill a wide variety of biological functions. The book ends with chapters on the experimental approach to determining and predicting protein structure, as well as engineering new proteins to modify their functions.

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Proteins: Structure and Function

Proteins: Structure and Function Lowest new price: $44.00
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Author: David Whitford
Brand: imusti

Proteins: Structure and Function is a comprehensiveintroduction to the study of proteins and their importance tomodern biochemistry. Each chapter addresses the structure andfunction of proteins with a definitive theme designed to enhancestudent understanding. Opening with a brief historical overview ofthe subject the book moves on to discuss the ‘buildingblocks’ of proteins and their respective chemical andphysical properties. Later chapters explore experimental andcomputational methods of comparing proteins, methods of proteinpurification and protein folding and stability.

The latest developments in the field are included and keyconcepts introduced in a user-friendly way to ensure that studentsare able to grasp the essentials before moving on to more advancedstudy and analysis of proteins.

An invaluable resource for students of Biochemistry, MolecularBiology, Medicine and Chemistry providing a modern approach to thesubject of Proteins.





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Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, Third Edition

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, Third Edition Lowest new price: $49.99
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Author: Larry Snyder
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This landmark volume provides the single most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on bacterial molecular genetics. Perfect for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses, the text presents the latest research on the subject in a clearly written and well-illustrated style. It provides descriptive background information, detailed experimental methods, examples of genetic analyses, and advanced material relevant to current applications of molecular genetics. While providing a deep understanding of bacterial molecular genetics, the material is integrated with biochemical, genomic, and structural information to broaden understanding. The approach centers on the most-studied bacteria, Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. In addition, examples from other bacteria with medical, ecological, or biotechnological significance are covered throughout the text. The material in each chapter has been substantially revised and rewritten and reflects exciting developments in the field of bacterial molecular genetics and its relationship to other fields, including genetics, biotechnology, and bioengineering. Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, 3rd Edition is organized like the two previous editions. Each chapter contains a summary of main points, descriptions of significant experiments, a set of discussion questions and a problem set (with answers to both at the back of the book), and a list of suggested readings-all updated to reflect the most recent advances in the field. Additionally, text boxes present intriguing information on each topic without interrupting the continuity of the text. This third edition is invaluable to anyone working in the fields of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering, medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology. It is also essential reading for scientists in all fields of biology, many of whom depend upon the concepts and techniques covered in this book. New in the Third Edition* Features completely revised and updated material, incorporating the most recent advances in the field since publication of the second edition in 2002* Introduces over 100 brand-new illustrations* Offers a revised and expanded glossary containing approximately 1,000 entries Key Features and Benefits* Each chapter includes a concise end-of-chapter summary of the material covered* Incorporates text boxes that introduce readers to exciting developments and related topics of interest* Provides thought questions, problems, and suggested reading lists at the conclusion of each chapter that test student comprehension and encourage further research* Written by only two authors, both of whom are specialists in the field and who have significant experience teaching the subject of bacterial molecular genetics* Integrates biochemical, genomic, and structural information that broadens the knowledge obtained from molecular genetics* Focuses on the most widely studied bacteria, Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis, but incorporates many examples from other bacteria of medical, ecological, and biotechnological importance

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  • genes
  • molecular biology
  • microbiology
  • genetics

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Physical Biology: From Atoms to Medicine

Physical Biology: From Atoms to Medicine Lowest new price: $35.12
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This is an avant-garde book edited by Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail with contributions from eminent scientists including four Nobel prize winners. The perspectives of these world leaders in physics, chemistry, and biology define potential new frontiers at the interface of disciplines and including physical, systems, and synthetic biology.This book brings about the confluence of concepts and tools, and that of different disciplines, to address significant problems of our time: visualization; theory and computation for complexity; macromolecular function, protein folding and misfolding; and systems integration from cells to consciousness. The scope of tools is wide-ranging, spanning imaging, crystallography, microfluidics, single-molecule spectroscopy, and synthetic probe targeting. Concepts such as dynamic self-assembly, molecular recognition, non-canonical amino acids, and others are covered in various chapters as they are cornerstones in building the trilogy description of behavior-structure, dynamics, and function.The volume is uniquely structured to provide overviews with historical perspectives on the evolution of ideas and on the future of physical biology and biological complexity, from atoms to medicine.

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Fly Pushing: The Theory and Practice of Drosophila Genetics

Fly Pushing: The Theory and Practice of Drosophila Genetics Lowest new price: $1,125.00
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Author: Ralph J Greenspan

A second edition of the classic handbook has become a standard in the Drosophila field. This edition is expanded to include topics in which classical genetic strategies have been augmented with new molecular tools. Included are such new techniques as homologous recombination, RNAi, new mapping techniques, and new mosaic marking techniques.

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Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis

Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis Lowest new price: $57.38
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Author: David Mount
Brand: Brand: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

As more species' genomes are sequenced, computational analysis of these data has become increasingly important. The second, entirely updated edition of this widely praised textbook provides a comprehensive and critical examination of the computational methods needed for analyzing DNA, RNA, and protein data, as well as genomes. The book has been rewritten to make it more accessible to a wider audience, including advanced undergraduate and graduate students. New features include chapter guides and explanatory information panels and glossary terms. New chapters in this second edition cover statistical analysis of sequence alignments, computer programming for bioinformatics, and data management and mining. Practically oriented problems at the ends of chapters enhance the value of the book as a teaching resource. The book also serves as an essential reference for professionals in molecular biology, pharmaceutical, and genome laboratories.

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Have a Nice DNA (Enjoy Your Cells Series Book 4) (Enjoy Your Cells, 3)

Have a Nice DNA (Enjoy Your Cells Series Book 4) (Enjoy Your Cells, 3) Lowest new price: $7.99
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Author: Fran Balkwill
Brand: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Model: FBA-|287250

Once upon a time you were very, very small. In fact, you were made of just one tiny cell. But the incredible thing about that tiny cell was that all the instructions to make you were hidden inside it. And all because of a very important chemical substance called DeoxyriboNucleic Acid--everyone calls it DNA.

Enjoy Your Cells is a series of children's books from the acclaimed creative partnership of scientist/author Fran Balkwill and illustrator Mic Rolph. Once again, they use their unique brand of simple but scientifically accurate commentary and exuberantly colorful graphics to take young readers on an entertaining exploration of the amazing, hidden world of cells, proteins, and DNA.

It's over ten years since Fran and Mic invented a new way of getting science across to children. Think what extraordinary advances have been made in biology in that timeand how often those discoveries made headlines. Stem cells, cloning, embryo transfer, emerging infections, vaccine developmentELhere in these books are the basic facts behind the public debates. With these books, children will learn to enjoy their cells and current affairs at the same time. And they're getting information that has been written and reviewed by working scientists, so it's completely correct and up-to-date. Readers aged 7 and up will appreciate the stories' lively language and with help, even younger children will enjoy and learn from the jokes and illustrationsno expert required!

Discover all the books in the ENJOY YOUR CELLS series, each available in coloring book and full-color formats!

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