CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. How a cell is studied. 3. The cell. 4. Plasma membrane. 5. Cell wall. 6. The cell surface. 7. Protoplasm. 8. Enzymes. 9. Endoplasmic reticulum. 10. Golgi complex. 11. Microsomes. 12. Ribosomes. 13. Mitochondria. 14. Cellular respiration. 15. Bioenergetics and cellular homeostasis. 16. Plastids. 17. Photosynthesis. 18. Cytoskeleton. 19. Cilia & Flagella and Microtubular organelles. 20. Nucleus. 21. Chromosomes. 22. Cell division (mitosis). 23. Cell division (meiosis). 24. Gametogenesis. 25. Fertilization. 26. Parthenogenesis. 27. Nucleocytoplasmic interaction. 28. Nucleic Acid (Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid). 29. Biological replication of DNA. 30. Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). 31. The biosynthesis of RNA : transcription. 32. Protein synthesis. 33. Genetic code. 34. Regulation of gene action or protein synthesis. 35. The prokaryotes : bacteria. 36. The viruses. 37. Ageing. 38. Cancer.
Molecular Biology is the fascinating and fast growing field of science, and is condensed into but balanced review. In the last two decades the field of Molecular Biology has undergone a variable revolution leading to major advances in our understanding of cell structure and function at molecular level. The convergence of cytological, genetic and biochemical approaches has generated a rich panorama of detail, the significance of which we are still attempting to unreveal. The present title is being written as an introduction to this rapidly growing field. Our goal is to acquaint the undergraduate student who is encountering the subject for the first time with the fundamental principles that characterize the molecular organisation of cell. Molecular Biology of the cell is chiefly concerned with eukaryotic cells, as opposed to Bacteria, and its title reflects the prime importance of the insights that have come from the molecular approach. The eukaryotic cells that form multicellular animals and plants are social organisms to an extreme degree, they live by cooperation and specializtion. This book is organised in 38 chapters. Written in simple language, each topic is described systematically and scientifically. The text is supported by facts and illustrations to make it easily understandable.