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INTRODUCTION TO THE CELL 1 Cells and Genome 2 Cell Chemistry and Biosynthesis 3 Proteins BASIC GENETIC MECHANISMS 4 DNA, Chromosomes and Genomes 5 DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination 6 How Cells Read the Genome: From DNA to Protein 7 Control of Gene Expression METHODS 8 Manipulating Proteins, DNA and RNA 9 Visualizing Cells INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CELL 10 Membrane Structure 11 Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the Electrical Properties of Membranes 12 Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting 13 Intracellular Vesicular Traffic 14 Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts 15 Mechanisms of Cell Communication 16 The Cytoskeleton 17 The Cell Cycle 18 Programmed Cell Death: Apoptosis CELLS IN THEIR SOCIAL CONTEXT 19 Cell Junctions, Cell Adhesion, and the Extracellular Matrix 20 Cancer 21 Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis, Germ Cells, and Fertilization 22 Development of Multicellular Organisms 23 Cells in the Animal Body: Specialized Tissues, Stem Cells, and Tissue Renewal 24 Pathogens, Infection, and Innate Immunity 25 The Adaptive Immune System GLOSSARY INDEX TABLES: THE GENETIC CODE, AMINO ACIDS
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