Cell and Molecular Biology, 8th Edition

ISBN: 9781118886144

Cell and Molecular Biology continues to be the best book in the market at connecting key concepts to the experiments that reveal how we know what we know in the world of Cell Biology. This classic text explores core concepts in considerable depth, often adding experimental detail. It is written in an inviting style and at mid-length, to assist you in managing the plethora of details encountered in your Cell Biology course. In this edition, two new co-authors take the helm and help to expand upon the hallmark strengths of the book, update and integrate text and media in a useful way, improving your learning experience.


  • New Co-authors: Janet Iwasa (University of Utah) brings her expertise in illustration and 3D visualization of molecular processes to aid in student understanding of core concepts and to expand upon the experimental focus of the text.  Wallace Marshall (UC San Francisco) is a well-published Cell Biology researcher and serves on the President’s board of the American Society of Cell Biology. The unique credentials and skill-sets of these new authors help to transform this proven text into a modern, media-rich course solution.
  • Integration of experimental approaches throughout the text, Experimental Videos, as well as increased Experimental Pathways sections and in the techniques-focused chapter.
  • Increased emphasis on relevance to human health through The Human Perspective sections which have been expanded and updated.
Gerald Karp
University of Florida, Gainesville

Janet Iwasa
University of Utah

Wallace Marshall
University of California, San Francisco

1. Introduction to the Study of Cell and Molecular Biology
2. The Chemical Basis of Life
3. Bioenergetics, Enzymes and Metabolism
4. The Structure and Function of the Plasma Membrane
5. Aerobic Respiration and the Mitochondrion
6. Photosynthesis and the Chloroplast
7. Interactions Between Cells and Their Environment
8. Cytoplasmic Membrane Systems: Structure, Function, and Membrane Trafficking
9. The Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility
10. The Nature of the Gene and the Genome
11. Gene Expression: From Transcription to Translation
12. Control of Gene Expression
13. DNA Replication and Repair
14. Cellular Reproduction
15. Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction: Communication between Cells
16. Cancer
17. The Immune Response
18. Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology
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