Explorations in Basic Biology

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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This manual offers a unique active approach to introductory biology laboratory. A full range of activities show how basic biological concepts can be applied to a wide variety of plants, animals, and microorganisms. This helps readers to: 1) gain practical experience that will help them understand concepts 2) acquire the basic knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological questions that arise in everyday life 3) develop the problem-solving skills necessary in a competitive job market, and 4) learn to work effectively and productively as a member of a team. Takes a three-pronged approach to laboratory learning eliciting interest, providing clear directions, and establishing relevance. A simple non-threatening, self-guided approach promotes an active learning style through unique and relevant exercises. Exercises include topics ranging from interdependence among organisms and functions and properties of cells through biotechnology and population ecology. For anyone interested learning more about biology.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Fundamentalsp. 1
Orientationp. 3
The Microscopep. 15
Cell Biologyp. 29
The Cellp. 31
Chemical Aspectsp. 47
Diffusion and Osmosisp. 59
Enzymesp. 71
Photosynthesisp. 79
Cellular Respiration and Fermentationp. 93
Cell Divisionp. 107
Diversity of Organismsp. 119
Prokaryotes and Protistsp. 121
Green, Brown, and Red Algaep. 135
Fungip. 147
Terrestrial Plantsp. 159
Simple Animalsp. 173
Mollusks, Segmented Worms, and Arthropodsp. 191
Echinoderms and Chordatesp. 207
Animal Biologyp. 219
Dissection of the Frogp. 221
Dissection of the Fetal Pigp. 229
Blood and Circulationp. 247
Gas Exchangep. 267
Digestionp. 277
Excretionp. 289
Neural Controlp. 299
Sensory Perception in Humansp. 313
Chemical Control in Animalsp. 327
The Skeletal Systemp. 333
Muscles and Movementp. 345
Reproduction in Vertebratesp. 355
Fertilization and Developmentp. 367
Early Embryology of the Chickp. 379
Plant Biologyp. 389
Structure of Flowering Plantsp. 391
Transport in Plantsp. 403
Chemical Control in Plantsp. 413
Heredity and Evolutionp. 421
Heredityp. 423
Molecular and Chromosomal Geneticsp. 439
DNA Fingerprintingp. 453
Evolutionp. 463
Evolutionary Mechanismsp. 481
Ecology and Behaviorp. 491
Ecological Relationshipsp. 493
Population Growthp. 505
Animal Behaviorp. 513
Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Wordsp. 521
Common Metric Units and Temperature Conversionsp. 523
Oil-Immersion Techniquep. 524
The Classification of Organismsp. 525
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