The Machinery of Life

All living cells are made up of an extraordinary collection of tiny molecular machines, which orchestrate the millions of tasks needed for life. Cells build these machines for a variety of purposes: to digest food, to propel them to fertile feeding grounds or away from predators, to store the geneti...

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Main Author: Goodsell, David S.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 1993, 1993
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Molecules and Life
  • 2 Molecular Machines
  • 3 The Processes of Living
  • II: Molecules into Cells
  • 4 Escherichia coli: One of the Simplest Cells
  • 5 Baker’s Yeast: The Advantages of Compartmentation
  • 6 Man: The Advantages of Specialization
  • 7 Plants: Gathering Energy from the Sun
  • III: Cells in Health and Disease
  • 8 Vitamins
  • 9 Viruses: Biological Hijackers
  • 10 Poisons and Drugs
  • Further Reading