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By William W. Cohen

This ebook is designed particularly as a consultant for laptop Scientists wanting an creation to phone Biology. The textual content explores 3 varied features of biology: organic structures, experimental tools, and language and nomenclature. the writer discusses what biologists are attempting to figure out from their experiments, how a number of experimental strategies are used and the way they relate to authorised suggestions in laptop technology, and the vocabulary essential to learn and comprehend present literature in biology. The e-book is a useful reference software and a very good start line for a extra finished exam of cellphone biology.

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This is an important development, as doing a Western blot (or similar biological experimental procedures) requires technical expertise, practice, and some natural dexterity to accomplish successfully. This sort of human skill cannot be duplicated without expensive and painful processes (like postsecondary education). However, once one has overcome the large fixed cost of automating the procedure, the automated process can be duplicated—often at a surprisingly low cost. Gene chips are just part of this trend—throughout biology, many experimental procedures are being automated, or partially automated.

It should also be emphasized that, while membranes provide some notion of locality inside a cell, membranes allow small molecules to diffuse through them, and biological membranes also have numerous mechanisms to allow (or actively encourage) certain larger molecules to pass through. Furthermore, because of properties similar to the random-walk property of diffusion, molecules that come close to an organelle tend to remain close to it for a while, and brush against it many times—Figure 20 gives some intuitions as to why this is true.

Coli produces lactose-importing proteins only when lactose is present, and glucose is not. Figure 10: How E. coli responds to nutrients 22 A Computer Scientist’s Guide to Cell Biology individual interactions can be quantitatively complex. To take an example, increases in glucose might increase the quantity of cAMP linearly—but often there will be complex non-linear relationships between the parts of a biological chemical pathway. The reason for this is that most biological reactions are mediated by enzymes—proteins that encourage a chemical change, without participating in that change.

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