Your hands-on study guide to the inner world of the cellNeed to get a handle on molecular and cell biology? This easy-to-understand guide explains the structure and function of the cell and how recombinant DNA technology is changing the face of science and medicine. You discover how fundamental principles and concepts relate to everyday life. Plus, you get plenty of study tips to improve your grades and score higher on exams!Explore the world of the cell take a tour inside the structure and function of cells and see how viruses attack and destroy themUnderstand the stuff of life (molecules) get up to speed on the structure of atoms, types of bonds, carbohydrates, proteins, DNA, RNA, and lipidsWatch as cells function and reproduce see how cells communicate, obtain matter and energy, and copy themselves for growth, repair, and reproductionMake sense of genetics learn how parental cells organize their DNA during sexual reproduction and how scientists can predict inheritance patternsDecode a cell's underlying programming examine how DNA is read by cells, how it determines the traits of organisms, and how it's regulated by the cellHarness the power of DNA discover how scientists use molecular biology to explore genomes and solve current world problemsOpen the book and find:Easy-to-follow explanations of key topicsThe life of a cell what it needs to survive and reproduce Why molecules are so vital to cellsRules that govern cell behaviorLaws of thermodynamics and cellular work The principles of Mendelian geneticsUseful Web sitesImportant events in the development of DNA technologyTen great ways to improve your biology grade

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