An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, Eighth Edition is a unique workbook designed to teach readers the basic concepts of chemistry that are essential for success in the life sciences. Today's biology research places an increasing emphasis on the chemical processes that underlie critical biological functions. This workbook helps readers master all the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry they need to understand those processes. Atomic Structure, Chemical Symbols, Atoms and Molecules, Ionization, Liquid Mixtures, Diffusion and Osmosis, Nerve Cells, The Covalent Bond, Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds, Functional Groups in Organic Compounds, Hydrogen Bonds, Isomers, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleotides, Enzymes, Biologic Oxidation, Photosynthesis, Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in issues relating to chemistry.
Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, Ninth Edition is a unique workbook that uses a step-by-step approach to teach students the chemistry necessary for success in life sciences courses. Today's biology courses place an increasing emphasis on the chemical processes that underlie critical biological functions. This text helps students review and master all the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry that they need to understand those processes and to excel in their life science courses.
Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology is the first textbook to blend modern tools of organic chemistry with concepts of biology, physiology, and medicine. With a focus on human cell biology and a problems-driven approach, the text explains the combinatorial architecture of biooligomers (genes, DNA, RNA, proteins, glycans, lipids, and terpenes) as the molecular engine for life. Accentuated by rich illustrations and mechanistic arrow pushing, organic chemistry is used to illuminate the central dogma of molecular biology. Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and molecular biology, as well as those going into medicine and pharmaceutical science.
This ISBN is now out of print. A new edition with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044762. The third edition of this popular textbook gives a clear, easy-to-read account of anatomy and physiology at all stages of pregnancy and childbirth. Each chapter covers normal physiology, changes to the physiology in pregnancy, and application to practice. The physiology of childbearing is placed within a total biological context, drawing on evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell biology. Follows childbearing from preconception to postnatal care and the neonate Logical progression through the body systems Highly illustrated, with simple diagrams Emphasises links between knowledge and practice to promote clinical skills Main points summarised to aid study. Website: 10 multiple-choice questions per chapter for self-testing Downloadable illustrations, with and without labels Fully searchable.
A New Introduction to Molecular Structure and Function
Author: Robert R. Crichton
The importance of metals in biology, the environment and medicine has become increasingly evident over the last twenty five years. The study of the multiple roles of metal ions in biological systems, the rapidly expanding interface between inorganic chemistry and biology constitutes the subject called Biological Inorganic Chemistry. This revised and expanded text, written by a biochemist, with a long career experience in the field (particularly iron and copper) presents an introduction to this exciting and dynamic field. The book begins with introductory chapters, which together constitute an overview of the concepts, both chemical and biological, which are required to equip the reader for the detailed analysis which follows. Pathways of metal assimilation, storage and transport, as well as metal homeostasis are dealt with next. Thereafter, individual chapters discuss the roles of sodium and potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, nickel and cobalt, manganese, and finally molybdenum, vanadium, tungsten, chromium and selected non-metals. The final five chapters provide a tantalising view of the roles of metals in brain function, biomineralization and a brief illustration of their importance in both medicine and the environment. Relaxed and agreeable writing style. The reader will not only fiind the book easy to read, the fascinating anecdotes and footnotes will give him pegs to hang important ideas on. Written by a biochemist. Will enable the reader to more readily grasp the biological and clinical relevance of the subject. Many colour illustrations. Enables easier visualization of molecular mechanisms Written by a single author. Ensures homgeneity of style and effective cross referencing between chapters
As new information is introduced and environmental changes occur, Plant Biology continues to develop and evolve as a science. Updated and revised to keep pace with these developments, the Fifth Edition of Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology provides a modern and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of botany while retaining the important focus of natural selection, analysis of botanical phenomena, and diversity. Students are first introduced to topics that should be most familiar (plant structure), proceed to those less familiar (plant physiology and development), and conclude with topics that are likely least familiar to the introductory student (genetics, evolution, and ecology). Mauseth is sure to provide the latest material on molecular biology and plant biotechnology in an effort to keep pace with these advancing areas of study. All sections are written to be self-contained allowing for a flexible presentation of course material. Key Features: - Includes new content on molecular biology, plant biotechnology, and the most recent coverage of taxonomy and phylogeny of plants. - Now available with a new electronic laboratory manual. - Plants Do Things Differently boxes help students understand and compare plant biology with human biology. - End-of-chapter study guide includes nearly 50 or more questions in each chapter, urging students to test themselves on the most important points in the chapter. - Alternatives boxes encourage students to think expansively about alternative aspects of plant biology that are more advantageous in certain conditions.
Electron Transfer in Chemistry and Biology An Introduction to the Theory Alexander M. Kuznetsov Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia Jens Ulstrup Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark Electron transfer is perhaps the single most important physical event in chemical, electrochemical, photochemical, biochemical, and biophysical processes. The focus and ubiquity of electron transfer is intriguing and exciting but a coherent and comprehensive approach to this topic is at the same time a challenge. Electron Transfer in Chemistry and Biology provides a thorough and didactic approach to the theoretical basis of electron transfer phenomena. Not only does it offer a full introduction to this area and a discussion of its historical development, it also gives detailed explanations of difficult issues, for example, long-range electron transfers, stochastic and dynamic processes, and biological features. A wide variety of readers will find this volume of great interest, ranging from final year undergraduate students, postgraduate students and university lecturers, to research staff in numerous fields including medical companies, electronics industry, catalysis research and development, chemical industry and some hospitals.
An Introduction to Tissue-Biomaterial Interactions acquaintsan undergraduate audience with the fundamental biological processesthat influence these sophisticated, cutting-edge procedures.Chapters one through three provide more detail about themolecular-level events that happen at the tissue-implant interface,while chapters four through ten explore selected material,biological, and physiological consequences of these events. Theimportance of the body’s wound-healing response is emphasizedthroughout. Specific topics covered include:Structure andproperties of biomaterials Proteins Protein-surface interactions Blood-biomaterial interactions Inflammation and infection The immune system Biomaterial responses to implantation Biomaterial surface engineering Intimal hyperplasia and osseointegration as examples oftissue-biomaterial interactions The text also provides extensive coverage of the three pertinentinterfaces between the body and the biomaterial, between the bodyand the living cells, and between the cells and the biomaterialthat are critical in the development of tissue-engineered productsthat incorporate living cells within a biomaterial matrix. Idealfor a one-semester, biomedical engineering course, An Introductionto Tissue-Biomaterial Interactions provides a solid framework forunderstanding today’s and tomorrow’s implantablebiomedical devices.