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Table of Contents
Part I The Molecular Basis of Life 1 The Science of Biology 2 The Nature of Molecules 3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life Part II Biology of the Cell 4 Cell Structure 5 Membranes 6 Energy and Metabolism 7 How Cells Harvest Energy 8 Photosynthesis 9 Cell Communication 10 How Cells Divide Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology 11 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis 12 Patterns of Inheritance 13 Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis—Inheritance Connection 14 DNA: The Genetic Material 15 Genes and How They Work 16 Control of Gene Expression 17 Biotechnology 18 Genomics 19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development Part IV Evolution 20 Genes Within Populations 21 The Evidence for Evolution 22 The Origin of Species 23 Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Comparative Biology 24 Genome Evolution 25 Evolution of Development Part V Diversity of Life on Earth 26 Origin and Diversity of Life 27 Viruses 28 Prokaryotes 29 Protists 30 Overview of Seedless Plants 31 Overview of Seed Plants 32 Fungi 33 Animal Diversity & the Evolution of Body Plans 34 Protostomes 35 Deuterostomes Part VI Plant Form and Function 36 Plant Form 37 Transport in Plants 38 Plant Nutrition and Soils 39 Plant Defense Responses 40 Sensory Systems in Plants 41 Plant Reproduction Part VII Animal Form and Function 42 The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation 43 The Nervous System 44 Sensory Systems 45 The Endocrine System 46 The Musculoskeletal System 47 The Digestive System 48 The Respiratory System 49 The Circulatory System 50 Temperature, Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System 51 The Immune System 52 The Reproductive Systems 53 Animal Development Part VIII Ecology and Behavior 54 Behavioral Biology 55 Population Ecology 56 Community Ecology 57 Dynamics of Ecosystems 58 The Biosphere 59 Conservation Biology