Table of contents for The cell : evolution of the first organism / Joseph Panno.


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CONTENTS
Preface										viii
Acknowledgments									x
Introduction										xi
1 The Origin of Life
	The Big Bang
	The Importance of Violent Storms 
	Essential Molecules Formed Spontaneously
	Life Began in an RNA World
	Once upon a Wave
	The Classification of Cells
2 Procaryotes: Laying the Foundations
	A Simple but Versatile Cell
	The Quest For Power
	The Importance of Good Housekeeping
	A Lost World
	A New Genetic Order
	The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
3 Eucaryotes: Dawn of a New Era
	Overview of Eucaryote Structure and Function 
	The Nucleus
	Protein Synthesis
	Designing a Molecular Forest
	The Birth of Communication
	Symbiosis and the Quest for Power
	Recycling and Defense
4 The Cell Cycle
	DNA Replication
	Binary Fission
	Mitosis 
	Meiosis
5 Genes
	The Human Genome Project
	The Future of Genomic Research
	Turning Genes On and Off
	Gene Monitors and Repair Crews
	Jumping Genes
6 From Cells to Bodies
	The Road to Multicellular Creatures 
	Cell Junctions
	Cells in the Human Body
	Cells of the Immune System	
7 Neurons:Pushing Back the Night 
	Neural Anatomy
	Signal Transduction
	The Synaptic Junction
	Myelination
	Neurotransmitters
	Neural Circuits
	Summary
8 Resource Center
	Light Microscopy
	Histology and Histochemistry
	Recombinant DNA Technology
APPENDIXES
Glossary
Further Reading
Websites
Index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Cells Popular works, Cells Evolution Popular works