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The Cell: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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In this Very Short Introduction, Terrence Allen and Graham Cowling offer an illuminating account of the nature of cells--their basic structure, forms, division, signaling, and programmed death. Allen and Cowling start with the simple "prokaryotic" cell--cells with no nucleus--and show how the bodies of more complex plants and animals consist of billions of "eukaryotic" cells, of varying kinds, adapted to fill different roles--red blood cells, muscle cells, branched neurons. The authors also show that each cell is an astonishingly complex chemical factory, the activities of which we have only begun to unravel in the past fifty years.

About the Author

Terence Allen does research in Cell Structure and Function at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Christie Hospital Manchester. Graham Cowling has been director and teacher at the Medical School, University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

1. Recognising the cell

2. The structure of the cell

3. Cell division, differentiation, and death

4. Special cells for special jobs

5. Stem cells

6. Ethics, politics, and regulation

7. Celluar therapy

8. The future is now

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199578757
Author:
Allen, Terence
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Graham Cowling
Author:
null, Terence
Author:
null, Graham
Subject:
Microbiology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Microbiology
Subject:
Biology-Microbiology
Subject:
Biology-Cytology and Cell Biology
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illus.
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.7 x 0.4 in 0.275 lb

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