Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||by Terry L. Smith|
|Series||Cells, the building blocks of life|
|LC Classifications||QH325 .S59 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2011007867|
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The evolution of single cells into multicellular organisms was mediated, in large part, by the extracellular matrix. The proteins and glycoconjugates that make up the extracellular matrix provide structural support to cellular complexes, facilitate cell adhesion and migration, and impart mechanical. Origin of Cells The appearance of the first cells marked the origin of life on Earth. However, before cells could form, the organic molecules must have united with . Excerpt. Molecular Biology of the Cell is the classic in-depth text reference in cell biology. By extracting fundamental concepts and meaning from this enormous and ever-growing field, the authors tell the story of cell biology, and create a coherent framework through which non-expert readers may approach the Edition: 4th. As books have now reached the 21st century with the creation of the increasingly popular e-book format, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at the long and involved history of the humble book. From the clay tablets to the e-book format, the book has enjoyed a remarkable evolution, presented here is a snapshot of that history.
In the early nineteenth century, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published a book that detailed a mechanism for evolutionary change. We now refer to this mechanism as an inheritance of acquired characteristics by which the environment causes modifications in an individual, or offspring could use or disuse of a structure during its lifetime, and thus bring about change in a species. Get this from a library! The evolution of cells. [Terry L Smith] -- Looks at the history of cells and the ways they can be used in developing sustainable energy, pollution cleanup, food . The origin of cells remains one of the most fundamental problems in biology, one that over the past two decades has spawned a large body of research and debate. With In Search of Cell History, Franklin M. Harold offers a comprehensive, impartial take on that research and the . Evolution of cells refers to the evolutionary origin and subsequent evolutionary development of cells. Cells first emerged at least billion years ago. This was approximately million years after the .