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After earning his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Southern California, Stanley Gunstream became the Co-Principal Investigator for USC’s Mosquito Research Project. Stan is now retired after 34 years with Pasadena City College, where he began as an Associate Professor of Life Sciences and progressed to the Chair of Life Sciences/Allied Health, Administrative Dean for Instruction, and Vice President for Instruction. Stan has also served part-time as a lecturer in Ecology and Entomology at Pasadena College and CSU-Los Angeles.
He is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) as well as the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). Stan is the author and co-author of seven anatomy & physiology and biology laboratory manuals, and one anatomy & physiology textbook.
Table of Contents
Part I: Fundamentals
Exercise 1: Orientation
Exercise 2: The Microscope
Part II: Cell Biology
Exercise 3: The Cell
Exercise 4: Chemical Aspects
Exercise 5: Diffusion and Osmosis
Exercise 6: Enzymes
Exercise 7: Photosynthesis
Exercise 8: Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Exercise 9: Cell Division
Part III: Diversity of Organisms
Exercise 10: Prokaryotes and Protists
Exercise 11: Green, Brown and Red Algae
Exercise 12: Fungi
Exercise 13: Terrestrial Plants
Exercise 14: Simple Animals
Exercise 15: Mollusks, Segmented Worms and Arthropods
Exercise 16: Echinoderms and Chordates
Part IV: Animal Biology
Exercise 17: Dissection of the Frog
Exercise 18: Dissection of the Fetal Pig
Exercise 19: Blood and Circulation
Exercise 20: Gas Exchange
Exercise 21: Digestion
Exercise 22: Excretion
Exercise 23: Neural Control
Exercise 24: Sensory Perception in Humans
Exercise 25: Chemical Control in Animals
Exercise 26: The Skeletal System
Exercise 27: Muscles and Movement
Exercise 28: Reproduction in Vertebrates
Exercise 29: Fertilization and Development
Exercise 30: Early Embryology of the Chick
Exercise 31: Structure of Flowering Plants
Exercise 32: Transport in Plants
Exercise 33: Chemical Control in Plants
Exercise 34: Heredity
Exercise 35: Molecular and Chromosomal Genetics
Exercise 36: DNA Fingerprinting
Exercise 37: Evolution
Exercise 38: Evolutionary Mechanisms
Exercise 39: Ecological Relationships
Exercise 40: Population Growth
Exercise 41: Animal Behavior
Appendix A. Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words
Appendix B. Common Metric Units and Temperature Conversions
Appendix C. Oil-Immersion Technique