|Alberts, B., Bray, D., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., & Watson, J.D. (1989) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2nd edn, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York. |
A superb textbook on cell structure and function, covering the topics considered in this chapter, and a useful reference for many of the following chapters.
|Becker, W.M. & Deamer, D.W. (1991) The World of the Cell, 2nd edn, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Redwood City, CA. |
An excellent introductory textbook of cell biology.
|Curtis, H. & Barnes, N.S. (1989) Biology, 5th edn, Worth Publishers, Inc., New York. |
A beautifully written and illustrated general biology textbook.
|Darnell, J., Lodish, H., & Baltimore, D. (1990) Molecular Cell Biology, 2nd edn, Scientific American Books, Inc., New York. |
Like the book by Alberts and coauthors, a superb text useful for this and later chapters.
|Prescott, D.M. (1988) Cells, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, MA. |
A short, well-illustrated introductory textbook on cell structure and function, with emphasis on structure.
|Evolution of Cells|
|Evolution of Catalytic Function. (1987) Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 52. |
A collection of excellent papers on many aspects of molecular and cellular evolution.
|Knoll, A.H. (1991) End of the proterozoic eon. Sci. Am. 265 (October), 64–73. |
Discussion of the evidence that an increase in atmospheric oxygen led to the development of multi-cellular organisms, including large animals.
|Margulis, L. (1992) Symbiosis in Cell Euolution. Microbial Evolution in the Archean and Proterozoic Eons, 2nd edn, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York. |
Clear discussion of the hypothesis that mitochondria and chloroplasts are descendants of bacteria that became symbiotic with primitive eukaryotic cells.
|Schopf, J.W. (1978) The evolution of the earliest cells. Sci. Am. 239 (September), 110–139. |
|Vidal, G. (1984) The oldest eukaryotic cell. Sci. Am. 250 (February), 48–57. |
|Structure of Cells and Organelles|
|Bloom, W. & Fawcett, D.W. (1986) A Textbook of Histology, 11th edn, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA. |
A standard textbook, containing detailed descriptions of the structures of animal cells, tissues, and organs.
|de Duve, C. (1984) A Guided Tour of the Living Cell, Scientific American Books, Inc., New York. |
An easy-to-read, well-illustrated description of the structure and functions of the organelles of the eukaryotic cell.
|Margulis, L. & Schwartz, K.V. (1987) Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth, 2nd edn, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York. |
Description of unicellular and multicellular organisms, beautifully illustrated with electron micrographs and drawings showing the diversity of structure and function.
|Rothman, J.E. (1985) The compartmental organization of the Golgi apparatus. Sci. Am. 253 (September), 74–89. |
|Gelfand, V. & Bershadsky, A.D. (1991) Microtubule dynamics: mechanism, regulation, and function. Annu. Rev. Cell Biol. 7, (September), 93–116. |
|Organization of the Cytoplasm. (1981) Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 46. |
More than 90 excellent papers on microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments and their biological roles.
|Schroer, T.A. & Sheetz, M.P. (1991) Functions of microtubule-based motors. Annu. Rev. Physiol. 53, 629–652. |
|Steinert, P.M. & Parry, D.A.D. (1985) Intermediate filaments: conformity and diversity of expression and structure. Annu. Rev. Cell Biol. 1, 41–65. |
|Stossel, T.P. (1989) From signal to pseudopod: how cells control cytoplasmic actin assembly. J. Biol. Chem. 264, 18261–18264. |
|Vale, R.D. (1990) Microtubule-based motor proteins. Curr. Opinion Cell Biol. 2, 15–22. |
|Vallee, R.B. & Shpetner, H.S. (1990) Motor proteins of cytoplasmic microtubules. Annu. Rev. Biochem. 59, 909–932. |