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Investigating Biology

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780805365566

ISBN10:
0805365567
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

With its distinctive investigative approach to learning, this effective laboratory manual encourages students to become detectives of science. While teaching the basic materials and procedures important for all biology majors to learn, the authors also invite students to pose hypotheses, make predictions, conduct open-ended experiments, collect data, and then apply the results to new problems. The result of this "process of science" approach is that students learn to think creatively, just as scientists do. Laboratory exercises are divided into three categories: investigative, traditional, and observational.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Scientific Investigation
1(32)
Laboratory Objectives
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Questions and Hypotheses
2(3)
Designing Experiments to Test Hypotheses
5(4)
Designing an Experiment
9(5)
Presenting and Analyzing Results
14(4)
Discussing and Communicating Results
18(15)
Questions for Review
20(2)
Applying Your Knowledge
22(5)
References
27(6)
Enzymes
33(24)
Laboratory Objectives
33(1)
Introduction
33(1)
Experimental Method and the Action of Catechol Oxidase
34(3)
Inhibiting the Action of Catechol Oxidase
37(2)
Influence of Concentration, pH, and Temperature on the Activity of Amylase
39(18)
Questions for Review
50(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
51(2)
Investigative Extensions
53(1)
Reference
53(4)
Microscopes and Cells
57(24)
Laboratory Objectives
57(1)
Introduction
57(1)
Parts of the Microscope
58(3)
Basic Microscope Techniques
61(4)
The Stereoscopic Microscope
65(2)
The Electron Microscope
67(2)
The Organization of Cells
69(12)
Questions for Review
76(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
77(1)
References
78(3)
Diffusion and Osmosis
81(30)
Laboratory Objectives
81(1)
Introduction
81(2)
Diffusion of Molecules
83(7)
Osmotic Activity in Cells
90(5)
Estimating the Osmolarity of Plant Cells
95(16)
Questions for Review
103(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
104(1)
References
105(6)
Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
111(24)
Laboratory Objectives
111(1)
Introduction
111(3)
Alcoholic Fermentation
114(6)
Cellular Respiration
120(6)
Designing and Performing Your Independent Investigation
126(9)
Questions for Review
128(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
129(1)
References
130(5)
Photosynthesis
135(26)
Laboratory Objectives
135(1)
Introduction
135(1)
The Wavelengths of Light for Photosynthesis
136(4)
Pigments in Photosynthesis
140(2)
Separation and Identification of Plant Pigments by Paper Chromatography
142(3)
Determining the Absorption Spectrum for Leaf Pigments
145(5)
Light Intensities and the Rate of Photosynthesis
150(11)
Questions for Review
154(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
155(1)
Investigative Extensions
155(1)
Reference
156(5)
Mitosis and Meiosis
161(28)
Laboratory Objectives
161(1)
Introduction
161(1)
Modeling the Cell Cycle and Mitosis in an Animal Cell
162(5)
Observing Mitosis and Cytokinesis in Plant Cells
167(3)
Observing Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Cytokinesis in Animal Cells
170(3)
Modeling Meiosis
173(6)
Meiosis in Sordaria fimicola: A Study of Crossing Over
179(10)
Questions for Review
183(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
184(1)
References
185(4)
Mendelian Genetics: Fast Plants
189(30)
Laboratory Objectives
189(1)
Introduction
189(5)
Overview of Exercises
194(1)
General Procedures for Ail Exercises
194(4)
Inheritance of Anthocyanin Gene
198(4)
Inheritance of Plant Color: Green, Yellow-Green, and Purple (Anthocyanin Present)
202(6)
Inheritance of Variegated and Nonvariegated Leaf Color
208(11)
Questions for Review
213(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
213(1)
References
214(5)
Mendelian Genetics: Drosophila
219(28)
Laboratory Objectives
219(1)
Introduction
219(1)
Establishing the Enzyme Reaction Controls
220(5)
Determining the Pattern of Inheritance of the Aldox Gene
225(4)
Determining Parental Genotypes Using Evidence from Progeny
229(3)
Mapping Genes
232(4)
Developmental Profile of the Aldox Gene
236(11)
Questions for Review
238(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
239(1)
References
239(8)
Molecular Biology
247(26)
Laboratory Objectives
247(1)
Introduction
247(2)
Mapping DNA Using Restriction Enzymes and Electrophoresis
249(15)
Practice Problem for Mapping DNA
264(9)
Questions for Review
268(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
269(1)
References
269(4)
Population Genetics: The Hardy-Weinberg Theorem
273(28)
Laboratory Objectives
273(1)
Introduction
273(3)
Testing Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Using a Bead Model
276(3)
Simulation of Evolutionary Change Using the Bead Model
279(16)
Investigating the Evolution of Populations Using Computer Simulations
295(6)
Questions for Review
296(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
297(1)
References
298(3)
Population Genetics: Determining Genetic Variation
301(26)
Laboratory Objectives
301(1)
Introduction
301(1)
Interpreting Banding Patterns in a Gel
302(14)
Interpreting Results of Gels of a Hypothetical Population
316(11)
Questions for Review
320(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
321(2)
References
323(4)
Bacteriology
327(32)
Laboratory Objectives
327(1)
Introduction
327(1)
Investigating Characteristics of Bacteria
328(9)
Ecological Succession of Bacteria in Milk
337(3)
Bacteria in the Environment
340(7)
Controlling the Growth of Bacteria
347(12)
Questions for Review
352(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
352(1)
Investigative Extensions
353(1)
References
353(6)
Protists and Fungi
359(36)
Laboratory Objectives
359(1)
Introduction
359(1)
The Protists
360(17)
The Kingdom Fungi
377(10)
Designing Your Independent Investigation
387(8)
Questions for Review
388(2)
Applying Your Knowledge
390(1)
References
391(4)
Plant Diversity I: Bryophytes and Seedless Vascular Plants
395(26)
Laboratory Objectives
395(1)
Introduction
395(4)
Bryophytes
399(6)
Seedless Vascular Plants
405(16)
Questions for Review
414(2)
Applying Your Knowledge
416(1)
References
417(4)
Plant Diversity II: Seed Plants
421(28)
Laboratory Objectives
421(1)
Gymnosperms
421(1)
Angiosperms
422(1)
Gymnosperms
423(6)
Angiosperms
429(20)
Questions for Review
441(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
442(1)
Investigative Extensions
443(1)
References
444(5)
Animal Diversity I
449(22)
Laboratory Objectives
449(1)
Introduction
449(4)
Phylum Porifera--Sponges (Scypha)
453(2)
Phylum Cnidaria--Hydras (Hydra)
455(3)
Phylum Platyhelminthes--Planarians (Dugesia)
458(3)
Phylum Nematoda--Roundworms (Ascaris)
461(4)
Phylum Annelida--Clamworms (Nereis) and Earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris)
465(6)
References
469(2)
Animal Diversity II
471(30)
Phylum Mollusca--Clams
471(3)
Phylum Arthropoda
474(6)
Phylum Chordata
480(21)
Results
487(3)
Results Summary
490(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
490(4)
References
494(7)
Plant Anatomy
501(32)
Laboratory Objectives
501(1)
Introduction
501(1)
Summary of Basic Plant Tissues and Cell Types
502(1)
Plant Morphology
503(2)
Plant Primary Growth and Development
505(1)
Cell Structure of Primary Tissues
506(14)
Cell Structure of Tissues Produced by Secondary Growth
520(3)
Grocery Store Botany: Modifications of Plant Organs
523(10)
Questions for Review
525(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
525(3)
Investigative Extensions
528(1)
References
529(4)
Plant Growth
533(22)
Laboratory Objectives
533(1)
Introduction
533(1)
Germinating Seeds and Growing Plants for Independent Investigations
534(3)
Factors Influencing Seed Germination
537(2)
Plant Growth Regulators: Auxin
539(4)
Plant Growth Regulators: Gibberellins
543(4)
Designing Your Independent Investigation
547(8)
Questions for Review
549(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
549(1)
References
550(5)
Vertebrate Anatomy I: The Skin and Digestive System
555(26)
Overview of Vertebrate Anatomy Labs (Lab Topics 21, 22, and 23)
555(1)
Laboratory Objectives
556(1)
Introduction to Tissues
556(4)
Histology of the Skin
560(3)
Introduction to the Fetal Pig
563(4)
The Digestive System in the Fetal Pig
567(14)
Applying Your Knowledge
575(1)
References
576(5)
Vertebrate Anatomy II: The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
581(22)
Laboratory Objectives
581(1)
Introduction
581(1)
Glands and Respiratory Structures of the Neck and Thoracic Cavity
582(1)
The Heart and the Pulmonary Blood Circuit
583(3)
The Heart and the Systemic Circuit in the Thorax
586(3)
The Systemic Circuit in the Abdominal Cavity
589(5)
Fetal Pig Circulation
594(1)
Details of the Respiratory System
595(8)
Applying Your Knowledge
598(1)
References
599(4)
Vertebrate Anatomy III: The Excretory, Reproductive, and Nervous Systems
603(24)
Laboratory Objectives
603(1)
Introduction
603(1)
The Excretory System
604(3)
The Reproductive System
607(9)
Nervous Tissue, the Reflex Arc, and the Vertebrate Eye
616(11)
Applying Your Knowledge
622(1)
References
623(4)
Animal Development
627(30)
Laboratory Objectives
627(1)
Introduction
627(1)
Overview of Stages in Early Development
628(4)
Development in an Echinoderm: The Sea Star
632(4)
Development in an Amphibian
636(2)
Development in the Zebra Fish
638(4)
Development in a Bird: The Chicken
642(15)
Questions for Review
649(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
650(2)
References
652(5)
Ecology I: Terrestrial Ecology
657(42)
Laboratory Objectives
657(1)
Introduction
657(2)
Stating the Problem
659(1)
Biotic Components
660(13)
Abiotic Components
673(4)
Data Analysis
677(22)
Questions for Review
687(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
688(2)
Optional Exercise 25.1 Biotic Components: Weedy Lots or Fields
690(1)
References
690(9)
Ecology II: Computer Simulations of a Pond Ecosystem
699(30)
Laboratory Objectives
699(1)
Introduction
699(1)
The Pond Ecosystem
700(1)
Computer Model of the Pond Ecosystem
701(10)
Effects of Disturbance on the Pond Ecosystem
711(18)
Questions for Review
723(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
724(1)
Investigative Extension
725(1)
References
725(4)
Animal Behavior
729(22)
Laboratory Objectives
729(1)
Introduction
729(2)
Taxis in Brine Shrimp
731(3)
Kinesis in Pill Bugs
734(3)
Agonistic Display in Male Siamese Fighting Fish
737(5)
Reproductive Behavior in Fruit Flies
742(9)
Questions for Review
746(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
746(1)
References
747(4)
A Scientific Writing 751(8)
B Chi-Square Test 759(4)
C Terminology and Techniques for Dissection 763(10)
List of Color Plates 773(2)
Color Plates 775


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