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Understanding Biology

Understanding Biology Mason • 2nd Edition • 978-1259592416

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Ch.1 - The Science of Biology

Characteristics of Life

Ch.2 - The Nature of Molecules and the Properties of Water

Atoms Bonding Properties of Water Acids and Bases

Ch.3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life

Carbon Polymers Carbohydrates Proteins Nucleic Acids Lipids

Ch.4 - Cell Structure

Cells Nucleus Endomembrane System Endosymbionts Cytoskeleton Cell Junctions

Ch.5 - Membranes

Fluid Mosaic Model Osmosis and Diffusion Facilitated Diffusion Active Transport Bulk Transport

Ch.6 - Energy and Metabolism

Thermochemistry ATP Enzymes Metabolism

Ch.7 - How Cells Harvest Energy

Redox Reactions Cellular Respiration Glycolysis Pyruvate Oxidation Citric Acid Cycle ETC and Oxidative Phosphorylation Anaerobic Respiration and Fermentation

Ch.8 - Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis Light Reactions Calvin Cycle The Need for CO2

Ch.9 - Cell Communication

Cell Signaling Reception Transduction and Response

Ch.10 - How Cells Divide

Cell Division Mitosis Cell Cycle Regulation

Ch.11 - Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis

Sexual Reproduction Meiosis

Ch.12 - Patterns of Inheritance

Mendel's Experiment Independent Assortment Extensions to Mendel Genetic Counseling

Ch.13 - The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance Chromosome Abnormalities and Non-Mendelian Inheritance

Ch.14 - DNA: The Genetic Material

History of Genetic Research DNA Replication Repair Mechanisms and Telomeres

Ch.15 - Genes and How They Work

Gene Expression and the Genetic Code Transcription RNA Processing Translation Mutation

Ch.16 - The Control of Gene Expression

Bacterial Gene Regulation Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

Ch.17 - Biotechnology

DNA Cloning PCR and Dideoxy Sequencing DNA Fingerprinting

Ch.18 - Genomics


Ch.19 - Genes Within Populations

Hardy-Weinberg Model Genetic Variation

Ch.20 - The Evidence for Evolution

Descent with Modification

Ch.21 - The Origin of Species

Species History of Life on Earth

Ch.22 - Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution


Ch.23 - Prokaryotes and Viruses

Prokaryote Cell Structures Prokaryote Reproduction and Gene Exchange Prokaryote Metabolism and Ecology Prokaryote Lineages Viruses

Ch.24 - Protists

Protist Cells Protist Life Cycles Protist Lineages

Ch.25 - Fungi

Fungi Fungi Reproduction

Ch.26 - Plants

Land Plants Nonvascular Plants Seedless Vascular Plants Seed Plants

Ch.27 - Animal Diversity

Overview of Animals Porifera and Cnideria Lophotrochozoans Ecdysozoans Echinoderms

Ch.28 - Vertebrates

Chordates Aminotes Primates and Homonids

Ch.29 - Plant form

Roots and Shoots Tissues Growth

Ch.30 - Plant Reproduction

Flowers Seeds

Ch.31 - The Living Plant

Soil and Nutrients Nitrogen Fixation Water Potential Phototropism Tropisms and Hormones Plant Defenses

Ch.32 - The Animal Body and How It Moves

Animal Tissues

Ch.33 - The Nervous System

Neurons and Action Potentials Central and Peripheral Nervous System Sensory System

Ch.34 - Fueling the Body's Metabolism

Digestion Circulatory and Respiratory Anatomy Heart Physiology Gas Exchange

Ch.35 - Maintaining Homeostasis

Metabolism and Homeostasis Thermoregulation

Ch.36 - Reproduction and Development

Animal Reproduction Developmental Biology Animal Development

Ch.37 - Behavioral Biology

Animal Behavior

Ch.38 - Ecology of Populations

Introduction to Ecology Population Ecology

Ch.39 - Community Ecology

Community Interactions Community Structure

Ch.40 - The Living World

Biomes Ecosystems Conservation Biology

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