Energy and the living cell

an introduction to bioenergetics
  • 346 Pages
  • 0.53 MB
  • English
Lippincott , Philadelphia
Bioenergetics., Cell physio
StatementWayne M. Becker.
LC ClassificationsQH510 .B4
The Physical Object
Pagination346 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4535275M
LC Control Number77001103

Energy and the Living Cell: An Introduction to Bioenergetics by Wayne M. Becker and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   ATP in Living Systems. A living cell cannot store significant amounts of free energy. Excess free energy would result in an increase of heat in the cell, which would result in excessive thermal motion that could damage and then destroy the cell.

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All living organisms need energy to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. Metabolism is the set of life-sustaining chemical processes that enables organisms transform the chemical energy stored in molecules into energy that can be used for cellular processes.

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The digit and digit formats both work. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. Free day shipping within the U.S. when you order $ of eligible items sold or fulfilled by by: The production of energy, its storage, and its use are as central to the economy of the cell as they are to the management of the world’s resources.

Cells require energy to do all their work, including the synthesis of sugars from carbon dioxide and water in photosynthesis, the contraction of muscles, and the replication of DNA. Energy may be defined as the ability to do work, a.

What Is Life. The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell is a science book written for the lay reader by physicist Erwin book was based on a course of public lectures delivered by Schrödinger in Februaryunder the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies where he was Director of Theoretical Physics, at Trinity College, : Erwin Schrödinger.

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One reads this book and really mavels at the complexity of the single cell. The author gives a good example at the end - the fruitfly is able to, with negligble energy, navigate efficiently, the computing power required for humans to replicate that is of a very different order of by: Energy Virtually every task performed by living organisms requires energy.

Nutrients and other molecules are imported into the cell to meet these energy demands. For example, energy is required for the synthesis and breakdown of molecules, as well as the transport of molecules into and out of : Matthew R. Fisher.

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Solar energy enters the living world through photosynthesis in plants and photosynthetic bacteria. Photosynthesis allows the electromagnetic energy in sunlight to be converted into chemical bond energy in the cell. Plants are able to obtain all the atoms they need from inorganic sources: carbon from atmospheric carbon dioxide, hydrogen and Author: Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter.