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Biology : concepts and applications

Author: Cecie Starr
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

With the help of 300 researchers, this introductory text has undergone extensive updating in every chapter to incorporate current changes in the field of biology.


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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Starr, Cecie.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub., ©1997
(DLC) 96017245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cecie Starr
OCLC Number: 659688408
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 743, A13 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1.Introduction: 1. Methods and concepts in biology. Organization in Nature. Sensing and Responding to the Environment. Continuity and Change - The Nature of Inheritance. So Much Unity, Yet So Many Species. An Evolutionary View of Life's Diversity. The Nature of Biological Inquiry. Focus on Science: Darwin's Theory and Doing Science; The Limits of Science. Part one: The cellular basis of life. 2. Chemical foundations for cells. Regarding the Atoms. Focus on Science: Using Radioisotopes to Date Fossils, Track Chemicals, and Save Lives. What is a Chemical Bond? Important Bonds in Biological Molecules. Properties of Water. Water, Dissolved Ions, and the World of Cells. Properties of Organic Compounds. Carbohydrates. Lipids. Amino Acids and Proteins. Some Examples of Final Protein Structure. Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids. 3. Cell structure and function. Basic Aspects of Cell Structure and Function. Cell Size and Cell Shape. Focus on Science: Microscopes - Gateways to the Cell. Eukaryotic Cells. The Nucleus. The Cytomembrane System. Vesicles That Move Substances Out of and Into Cells. Mitochondria. Specialized Plant Organelles. Cell Surface Specializations. The Cytoskeleton. Prokaryotic Cells - the Bacteria. 4. Ground rules of metabolism. Energy and Life. Diffusion in the Cellular World. Movement through Transport Proteins. Characteristics of Metabolic Reactions. Enzymes. Mediators of Enzyme Function. ATP - The Main Energy Carrier. Energy and the Flow of Electrons. Focus on Science: You Light Up My Life - Visible Effects of Metabolic Activity. 5. Energy-acquiring pathways. Photosynthesis: An Overview. Light-Trapping Pigments. Light-Dependent Reactions. A Closer Look at ATP Formation in Chloroplasts. Light-Independent Reactions. Fixing Carbon - So Near, Yet So Far. Focus on the Environment: Autotrophs, Humans, and the Biosphere. 6. Energy-releasing pathways. How Cells Make ATP. Glycolysis: First Stage of the Energy-Releasing Pathways. Second Stage of the Aerobic Pathway. Third Stage of the Aerobic Pathway. Anaerobic Routes. Alternative Energy Sources in the Human;Body. Perspective on Life. Part two: Principles of inheritance. 7. Cell division and mitosis. Dividing Cells: The Bridge Between Generations. Mitosis and the Cell Cycle. Stages of Mitosis. Division of the Cytoplasm. Focus on Science: Henrietta's Immortal Cells. 8. Meiosis. Comparison of Asexual and Sexual Reproduction. Meiosis and the Chromosome Number. A Visual Tour of the Stages of Meiosis. Key Events of Meiosis 1. From Gametes to Offspring. Meiosis and Mitosis Compared. 9. Observable patterns of inheritance. Mendel's Insight into Patterns of Inheritance. Mendel's Theory of Segregation. Independent Assortment. Dominance Relations. Multiple Effects of Single Genes. Interactions between Gene Pairs. Less Predictable Variations in Traits. Examples of Environmental Effects on Phenotype. 10. Chromosomes and human genetics. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance - An Overview.
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