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Author Rogers, Ryan, author.

Title Cell and molecular biology for environmental engineers / Ryan Rogers.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Momentum Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series Environmental engineering collection
Environmental engineering collection.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Classification of macromolecules -- 1.1 Composition of biomolecules -- 1.2 Nucleotide structure -- 1.3 Protein structure and function -- 1.4 Lipid structure and function -- 1.5 Carbohydrate structure and function
2. Cellular structures -- 2.1 Cell theory -- 2.2 Prokaryotic cells -- 2.3 Eukaryotic cells
3. Cellular energy production and utilization -- 3.1 Biochemical reactions -- 3.2 Enzymes -- 3.3 Photosynthesis -- 3.4 Aerobic cellular respiration -- 3.5 Anaerobic respiration
4. The cell cycle and cell division -- 4.1 Cell stages -- 4.2 Maintenance of ploidy -- 4.3 Interphase -- 4.4 Mitosis -- 4.5 Other methods of cellular replication
5. Meiosis and the formation of gametes -- 5.1 The meiotic process -- 5.2 Meiosis I -- 5.3 Meiosis II -- 5.4 Genetic diversity as a result of meiosis
6. Gene expression and mutation -- 6.1 Genes -- 6.2 Gene structure -- 6.3 Transcription in prokaryotic organisms -- 6.4 Eukaryotic transcription -- 6.5 Translation -- 6.6 Mutations -- 6.7 Genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology
7. Evolution patterns and processes -- 7.1 Descent with modification -- 7.2 Evolution as a result of natural selection -- 7.3 Factors in evolution -- 7.4 Speciation and phylogeny -- 7.5 Conservation of species -- References -- Glossary -- About the author -- Index.
Summary Understanding the molecular underpinnings of life is a task requiring insight from multiple disciplines. In that likeness, biologists have moved toward a systemic approach drawing from the expertise of computational scientists, chemists, engineers, and mathematicians. This collaborative approach requires translation of biological semantics into common language so that the molecular mechanisms can be decoded to promote health, design devices, and preserve environmental homeostasis. This book provides context for biological forms and functions by starting at the molecular level then building outward to include trends in biomedical technology, evolutionary impact, and the lasting implications for our biosphere. In that likeness, biological concepts underlie most wastewater treatment and provide foundation for the hazardous waste treatment being done today. Furthermore, the relationship between biology and geology is starting to emerge as a key relationship for self-healing concrete and reinforcement protection within concrete. Together, the information presented in this book will provide a resolved understanding of biology that will complement the Environmental Engineering collection.
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Subject Cytology.
Molecular biology.
Environmental engineering.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rogers, Ryan. Cell and molecular biology for environmental engineers. New York : Momentum Press, LLC [2018] 1945612363 (OCoLC)1031314452
ISBN 1945612371
9781945612374 (electronic bk.)