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Life. Vol. 2 : the science of biology

Author: David E Sadava; et al
Publisher: Sunderland, MA : Sinauer Associates, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Sadava; et al
ISBN: 9781429246446 1429246448
OCLC Number: 871670697
Notes: Includes index
PART ONE The Science of Life and Its Chemical Basis 1. Studying Life 2. Small Molecules and the Chemistry of Life 3. Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids 4. Nucleic Acids and the Origin of Life PART TWO Cells 1. Cells: The Working Units of Life 2. Cell Membranes 3. Cell Signaling and Communication PART THREE Cells and Energy 1. Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism 2. Pathways that Harvest Chemical Energy 3. Photosynthesis: Energy from Sunlight PART FOUR Genes and Heredity 1. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division 2. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes 3. DNA and Its Role in Heredity 4. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression 5. Gene Mutation and Molecular Medicine 6. Regulation of Gene Expression PART FIVE Genomes 1. Genomes 2. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology 3. Differential Gene Expression in Development 4. Development and Evolutionary Change PART SIX The Patterns and Processes of Evolution 1. Evidence and Mechanisms of Evolution 2. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies 3. Species and Their Formation 4. Evolution of Genes and Genomes 5. The History of Life on Earth
PART SEVEN The Evolution of Diversity 1. Bacteria and Archaea: The Prokaryotic Domains 2. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes 3. Plants without Seeds: From Water to Land 4. The Evolution of Seed Plants 5. Fungi: Recyclers, Pathogens, Parasites, and Plant Partners 6. Animal Origins and the Evolution of Body Plans 7. Protostome Animals 8. Deuterostome Animals PART EIGHT Flowering Plants: Form and Function 1. The Plant Body 2. Transport in Plants 3. Plant Nutrition 4. Regulation of Plant Growth 5. Reproduction in Flowering Plants 6. Plant Responses to Environmental Challenges PART NINE Animals: Form and Function 1. Physiology, Homeostasis, and Temperature Regulation 2. Animal Hormones 3. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems 4. Animal Reproduction 5. Animal Development 6. Neurons and Nervous Systems 7. Sensory Systems 8. The Mammalian Nervous System: Structure and Higher Function 9. Musculoskeletal Systems 10. 10. Gas Exchange in Animals 11. Circulatory Systems 12. Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption 13. Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion 14. Animal Behavior
PART TEN Ecology 1. Ecology and the Distribution of Life 2. Population Ecology 3. Species Interaction and Coevolution 4.Community Ecology 5. Ecosystems and Global Ecology 6. Conservation Biology
Description: 3 bd. : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Vol. 2. Evolution, diversity, and ecology ISBN 9781429246446
Responsibility: David Sadava ... [et al.]

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