Ron Milo, Rob Phillips
Published December 7, 2015
Textbook - 358 Pages - 181 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815345374 - CAT# Y180474
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A Top 25 CHOICE 2016 Title, and recipient of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) Award.
How much energy is released in ATP hydrolysis? How many mRNAs are in a cell? How genetically similar are two random people? What is faster, transcription or translation?
Cell Biology by the Numbers explores these questions—and dozens of others—providing a richly illustrated and handy reference for students and researchers in molecular and cell biology, chemistry, and biophysics.
The book features question-driven vignettes and "back of the envelope" calculations that investigate some of the key numbers in cell biology. Readers will learn about the sizes, concentrations, rates, energies, and other numbers that describe and drive the living world.
The Path to Biological Numeracy
1. Size and Geometry
2. Concentrations and Absolute Numbers
3. Energies and Forces
4. Rates and Duration
5. Information & Errors
6. A Quantitative Miscellany
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