Molecular Biology of the Cell: The Problems Book, Sixth Edition

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The Problems Book helps students appreciate the ways in which experiments and simple calculations can lead to an understanding of how cells work by introducing the experimental foundation of cell and molecular biology. Each chapter reviews key terms, tests for understanding basic concepts, and poses research-based problems.The Problems Book has been designed to correspond with the first twenty chapters of Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition.
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John Wilson was born in 1943 in London. He is a British angler who has been involved with angling television production for the last 20 years. He is featured on Discovery Real Time and was voted 'The Greatest Angler of all Time' in a 2004 poll by readers of the Angling Times Newspaper. Wilson was awarded a MBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List. His book titles include Another Fishing Year, John Wilson's 1001 Top Angling Tips, Sixty years a Fisherman, and Catch Carp and Tench with John Wilson. His book New Zealand Mountaineering: A History in Photographs made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015.

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Garland Science
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Nov 21, 2014
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