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The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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The Cell: A Very Short Introduction - Allen, Terence, and Cowling, Graham
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All living things on Earth are composed of cells. A cell is the simplest unit of a self-contained living organism, and the vast majority of life on Earth consists of single-celled microbes, mostly bacteria. These consist of a simple 'prokaryotic' cell, with no nucleus. The bodies of more complex plants and animals consist of billions of 'eukaryotic' cells, of varying kinds, adapted to fill different roles - red blood cells, muscle cells, branched neurons. Each cell is an astonishingly complex chemical factory, the ...

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The Cell: A Very Short Introduction 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199578757

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