9780805366341

Biology Student Study Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805366341

  • ISBN10:

    0805366342

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2001
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: Ten Themes in the Study of Life
1(4)
Unit One The Chemistry of Life
5(36)
The Chemical Context of Life
5(7)
Water and the Fitness of the Environment
12(6)
Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
18(4)
The Structure and Function of Macromolecules
22(10)
An Introduction to Metabolism
32(9)
Unit Two The Cell
41(50)
A Tour of the Cell
41(11)
Membrane Structure and Function
52(8)
Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
60(9)
Photosynthesis
69(9)
Cell Communication
78(6)
The Cell Cycle
84(7)
Unit Three Genetics
91(78)
Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
91(7)
Mendel and the Gene Idea
98(10)
The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
108(8)
The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
116(7)
From Gene to Protein
123(9)
Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
132(10)
The Organization and Control of Eukaryotic Genomes
142(8)
DNA Technology and Genomics
150(11)
The Genetic Basis of Development
161(8)
Unit Four Mechanisms of Evolution
169(30)
Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
169(6)
The Evolution of Populations
175(9)
The Origin of Species
184(7)
Phylogeny and Systematics
191(8)
Unit Five The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity
199(72)
Early Earth and the Origin of Life
199(6)
Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity
205(8)
The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity
213(8)
Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land
221(8)
Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
229(6)
Fungi
235(5)
Introduction to Animal Evolution
240(7)
Invertebrates
247(11)
Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity
258(13)
Unit Six Plant Form and Function
271(40)
Plant Structure and Growth
271(9)
Transport in Plants
280(8)
Plant Nutrition
288(6)
Plant Reproduction and Biotechnology
294(7)
Plants Responses to Internal and External Signals
301(10)
Unit Seven Animal Form and Function
311(104)
An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function
311(6)
Animal Nutrition
317(9)
Circulation and Gas Exchange
326(12)
The Body's Defenses
338(11)
Regulating the Internal Environment
349(13)
Chemical Signals in Animals
362(8)
Animal Reproduction
370(10)
Animal Development
380(9)
Nervous Systems
389(14)
Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
403(12)
Unit Eight Ecology
415(45)
An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
415(8)
Behavioral Biology
423(8)
Population Ecology
431(7)
Community Ecology
438(8)
Ecosystems
446(8)
Conservation Biology
454(6)
Answer Section 460

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