Biological Investigations : Form, Function, Diversity and Process

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2007-01-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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This independent lab manual can be used for a one or two-semester majors level general biology lab and can be used with any majors-level general biology textbook. The labs are investigative and ask students to use more critical thinking and hands-on learning. The author emphasizes investigative, quantitative, and comparative approaches to studying the life sciences.

Table of Contents

Science: A Way of Gathering Knowledge
Techniques in Microscopy
Cellular Structure Reflects Function
Determining How Materials Enter Cells
Using Quantitative Techniques and Statistics
Modeling Biological Molecules
Determining the Properties of an Enzyme
Measuring Cellular Respiration
Determining Chromosome Number in Mitotic Cells
Observing Meiosis and Determining Cross-Over Frequency
Determining Genotypes of Fruit Flies
Isolating DNA and Working with Plasmids
Testing Assumptions in Microevolution and Inducing Mutations
Working with Diverse Bacteria
Diversity Among Protists
Investigating Plant Phylogeny: Seedless Plants
Investigating Plant Phylogeny: Seed Plants
Observing Fungal Diversity and Symbiotic Relationships
Investigating Early Events in Animal Development
Animal Phylogeny: Investigating Animal Body Plans
Protostomes I: Lophotrochozoans and Development of Complexity
Protostomes II: Ecdysozoa and Great Diversity
Deuterostomes and the Origins of Vertebrates
Investigating Plant Tissues and Primary Root Structure
Investigating Primary Roots, Stems and Secondary Growth
Investigating Leaf Structure and Photosynthesis
Angiosperm Reproduction, Germination, and Development Interchapter Investigating Animal Form and Function
Investigating Digestive and Gas Exchange Systems
Investigating Circulatory Systems
Investigating the Mammalian Urogenital System
Investigating the Properties of Muscle and Skeletal Systems
Investigating Nervous and Sensory Systems
Statistically Analyzing Simple Behaviors
Estimating Population Size and Growth
Significant Figures and Rounding
Making Graphs
Simple Statistics
Writing Lab Reports and Scientific Papers
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