Authors : Dr. P S Verma & Dr. V K Agarwal

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About the Author

Dr. P S Verma :-
He is M.Sc., PhD, F.E.S.I. and F.A.Z, has immense teaching experience. He taught Zoology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Meerut College, Meerut till 2000. Dr. Verma has engaged in active research, and also successfully guided several PhD students. He has to his credit publication of several research papers.
A celebrated author, Dr. Verma has written several books on Zoology. His books include Biology for Schools, and Biology for classes XI and XII (CBSE and ISC). He has also written several books for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His books have been very popular among the student community.
His famous books include Invertebrate Zoology, Chordate Zoology, Practical Zoology (Invertebrate), Practical Zoology (Chordate), Cell Biology, Genetics, Cytology, Chordate Embryology, Textbook of Biology for class IX, Textbook of Biology for classes XI and XII and ISC Biology for classes XI and XII.

Dr. V K Agarwal :-
MSc, PhD, has rich teaching experience of more than four decades at Meerut College, Meerut. He has taught subjects such as Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Chordate Embryology (Developmental Biology), Invertebrate Zoology, Chordate Zoology, Evolution, Ecology, Animal Behaviour (Ethology) to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Agarwal has to his credit the authorship of several widely acclaimed books such as Cell Biology, Genetics, Chordate Embryology (Developmental Biology), Ecology (Environmental Biology), Ethology (Animal Behaviour), Zoology for Degree Students- BSc First Year (includes Invertebrate Zoology), Zoology for Degree Students-Semester III, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, and a multi-coloured edition of Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology. The author has also co-authored CBSE - IX Biology. He has also published few research papers on Insect Physiology and Toxicology.

About the Book

This book, Cell Biology, has been especially developed according to the latest UGC syllabus and is meant to cater to the needs of B.Sc. and M.Sc. students of all India universities. It is also immensely useful to the professionals of biology steam.
The book explains the essential principles, processes and methodology of cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. It reflects upon the significant advances in cell biology such as motor proteins, intracellular traffic and targeting of proteins, signalling pathways, receptors, apoptosis, aging and cancer. The book also discussed contemporary topics such as history of life (origin of life), archaebacteria, split genes, exon shuffling, gene silencing, RNA interference, miRNA, siRNA, recombinant DNA technology and much more.

Salient Features

• Pedagogically enriched, the book provides engaging chpter-end assessment exercises to enhance and strengthen learning of the readers
• Boxed items provides extra information on the topics
• Glossary, serving as a mini dictionary, provides meaning of various key terms of cell biology
• Selected readings provides further exploration of the subject

Table of Content

• Introduction • Microscopy • Tools and Techniques in Cell Biology • The Origin of Life • Prokaryotic Cell and Eukaryotic Cell • Cytosol; Elements, Biomolecules and Properties • Amino Acids; Peptides and Proteins • Carbohydrates • Lipids • Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids • Tubules and Filaments (Cytoskeleton) • Plasma Membrane • The Cell Wall • Cell Junctions, Cell Adhesion and the Extra-Cellular Matrix (ECM) • Bioenergetics and Enzymes • Mitochondria (Energy Metabolism) • Chloroplasts (Photosynthesis) • Biosynthesis of Lipids and Polysaccharides • Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) • Ribosomes • Golgi Apparatus • Intracellular Protein Sorting or Targeting and Chaperones • Vesicular Traffic in the Secretory and Endocytic Pathway • Lysosomes • Peroxisomes • Cell Signalling (Messages, Receptors and Signal Transduction) • Electrical Signals in Nerve Cells • Centrioles and Basal Bodies • Cellular Movement: Muscle Contractility and Amoeboid Movement • Microtubule-Based Cell Movement: Cilia and Flagella • Nucleus, Nucleopore and Nucleolus • Chromosomes • Chromosomal Variations: 1. Morphological; 2. Numerical • DNA: Molecular Structure • DNA: Replication, Repair and Recombination • Genes • Point Mutation • Genetic Code • Transcription and mRNAs, rRNAs and tRNAs • Protein Synthesis • Regulation of Gene Action • Cell Commitment • Induction • Cell Differentiation • Stem Cell Concept and Cell Replacement Therapy • Cell Growth, Cell Cycle and Mitosis • Meiosis and Reproductive Cycle • Reproduction • Gametogenesis • Fertilization • Parthenogenesis • Aging: The Biology of Senescence • Apoptosis (Programmed Cell Death) • Cell Culture and Cryopreservation • Cell Transformation and Cancer (Biology of Cancer) • Effect of Radiation on the Cell • Viruses • Archaea (Archaebacteria) • Bacteria • Recombinant DNA Technology