9780805365580

Student Study Guide for Biology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805365580

  • ISBN10:

    0805365583

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1999
  • Publisher: BENJAMIN CUMMINGS
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Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life
1(4)
Unit One The Chemistry of Life 5(34)
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(9)
An Introduction to Metabolism
31(8)
Unit Two The Cell 39(48)
A Tour of the Cell
39(11)
Membrane Structure and Function
50(8)
Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
58(9)
Photosynthesis
67(9)
Cell Communication
76(5)
The Cell Cycle
81(6)
Unit Three Genetics 87(78)
Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
87(6)
Mendel and the Gene Idea
93(10)
The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
103(8)
The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
111(7)
From Gene to Protein
118(9)
Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
127(10)
The Organization and Control of Eukaryotic Genomes
137(8)
DNA Technology
145(11)
The Genetic Basis of Development
156(9)
Unit Four Mechanisms of Evolution 165(30)
Descent With Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
165(6)
The Evolution of Populations
171(9)
The Origin of Species
180(7)
Tracing Phylogeny
187(8)
Unit Five The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity 195(64)
Early Earth and the Origin of Life
195(5)
Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity
200(8)
The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity
208(7)
Plant Diversity I: The Colonization of Land
215(7)
Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
222(6)
Fungi
228(5)
Introduction to Animal Evolution
233(5)
Invertebrates
238(9)
Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity
247(12)
Unit Six Plant Form and Function 259(40)
Plant Structure and Growth
259(8)
Transport in Plants
267(8)
Plant Nutrition
275(6)
Plant Reproduction and Development
281(8)
Control Systems in Plants
289(10)
Unit Seven Animal Form and Function 299(102)
An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function
299(6)
Animal Nutrition
305(9)
Circulation and Gas Exchange
314(12)
The Body's Defenses
326(12)
Controlling the Internal Environment
338(12)
Chemical Signals in Animals
350(8)
Animal Reproduction
358(10)
Animal Development
368(9)
Nervous Systems
377(13)
Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
390(11)
Unit Eight Ecology 401(49)
An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
401(8)
Behavioral Biology
409(9)
Population Ecology
418(8)
Community Ecology
426(9)
Ecosystems
435(8)
Conservation Biology
443(7)
Answer Section 450

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