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Author Cheetham, Norman W. H.

Title Introducing biological energetics : how energy and information control the living world / Norman W.H. Cheetham
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 334 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford biology
Oxford biology.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The Flow of Energy in Living Systems -- References -- 2. Origins: The Early Earth -- General references -- References -- 3. Force and Energy Explored -- 3.1 Gravitational force -- 3.2 The electromagnetic force -- 3.3 The strong nuclear force -- 3.4 The weak nuclear force -- References -- 4. Which Way? An Introduction to Thermodynamics -- General references -- References -- 5. The Building Blocks -- General references -- References -- 6. How Fast, How Far? Chemical Kinetics and Equilibrium -- General references -- References -- 7. The Strange Story of Water and Oil -- General references -- References -- 8. Size Matters: Proteins and Enzymes -- 8.1 Principles of protein structure -- 8.2 Some very special molecules: enzymes -- 8.3 Regulation of enzyme activity -- 8.4 Coenzymes, vitamins, and enzyme classification -- References -- 9. Molecular Genetics-the Chemical Basis of Heredity -- General references -- 10. Electron Gymnastics: Energy Revisited -- 10.1 How many ATP molecules are produced when electrons traverse the entire ETC? -- 10.2 What about the rotary engine? -- References -- 11. Cells and Metabolism: Putting it all Together -- 11.1 General aspects of metabolism -- 11.2 Glycolysis -- 11.3 The reactions of glycolysis -- 11.4 The pentose phosphate pathway -- 11.5 The citric acid or tricarboxylic acid cycle -- 11.6 Regulation of the citric acid cycle -- General references -- References -- 12. From Prokaryotes to Eukaryotes: Getting Ready for Multicellular Life -- General references -- References -- 13. Multicellular Life: The Last Hurdle? -- 13.1 Multicellularity arrives -- 13.2 The evolution of plants -- 13.3 The evolution of fungi -- 13.4 The evolution of animals -- 13.5 The organization of the mammalian body -- General references -- References -- Appendix A: Electromagnetic Radiation -- Appendix B: Glycolysis -- Appendix C: TCA Cycle -- Appendix D: The Calvin Cycle in Photosynthesis, Showing Chemical Structures of the Intermediates, and the Enzymes Involved in each Step -- Appendix E: Amino Acid Structures -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bioenergetics.
Energy Metabolism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 019157676X (electronic bk.)
9780191576768 (electronic bk.)