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Biological investigations : form, function, diversity, and process

Author: Warren D Dolphin
Publisher: Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"The Biological Investigations laboratory manual is 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, quantitative, and comparative approaches to studying the life sciences." From the bookjacket.
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Dolphin, Warren D.
Biological investigations.
Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2002
(DLC) 2002275452
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren D Dolphin
OCLC Number: 1148016007
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 449 pages : illustrations (some color))
Contents: 1. Science: A Way of Gathering Knowledge. 2. Techniques in Microscopy. 3. Cellular Structure Reflects Function. 4. Determining How Materials Enter Cells. 5. Quantitative Techniques and Statistics. 6. Determining the Properties of an Enzyme. 7. Measuring Cellular Respiration. 8. Determining Chromosome Number in Mitotic Cells. 9. Observing Meiosis and Determining Cross-Over Frequency. 10. Determining Genotypes of Fruit Flies. 11. Isolating DNA and Working with Plasmids. 12. Testing Assumptions in Microevolution and Inducing Mutations. 13. Using Bacteria as Experimental Organisms. 14. Diversity Among Protists. 15. Investigating Plant Phylogeny: Seedless Plants. 16. Investigating Plant Phylogeny: Seed Plants. 17. Observing Fungal Diversity and Symbiotic Relationships. 18. Investigating Early Events in Animal Development. 19. Animal Phylogeny: Investigating Evolution of Body Plan. 20. Protostomes I: Investigating Evolutionary Development of Complexity. 21. Protostomes II: Investigating a Body Plan Allowing Great Diversity. 22. Deuterostomes: Investigating Origins of the Vertebrates. 23. Investigating Plant Tissues and Primary Root Structure. 24. Investigating Primary Structure, Secondary Growth and Function of Stems. 25. Investigating Leaf Structure and Photosynthesis. 26. Angiosperm: Reproduction, Germination and Development. Investigating Animal Form and Function. 27. Investigating Digestive and Gas Exchange Systems. 28. Investigating Circulatory Systems. 29. Investigating the Excretory and Reproductive Systems. 30. Investigating the Properties of Muscle and Skeletal Systems. 31. Investigating Nervous and Sensory Systems. 32. Statistically Analyzing Simple Behaviors. 33. Estimating Population Size and Growth. 34. Performing Standard Assays of Water Quality. Appendix A. Significant Figures and Rounding. Appendix B. Making Graphs. Appendix C. Simple Statistics. Appendix D. Writing Lab Reports and Scientific Papers.
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This lab manual for a one or two-semester majors level general biology lab can be used with any general biology textbook. The labs are investigative and ask students to use more critical thinking and  Read more...

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