Biological Investigations Lab Manual / Edition 8

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This independent lab manual can be used 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 and ask students to use more critical thinking and hands-on learning. The author emphasizes investigative, quantitative, and comparative approaches to studying the life sciences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072992878
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/16/2007
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Dolphin is Emeritus Professor of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University. He earned his B.S. at West Chester State University and Ph.D. at the Ohio State University in Zoology (Cell Biology). He served as Coordinator of the Biology Program for 30 years and the Program in Biological Illustration for 10 years. For his service to undergraduate education at the Iowa State, he was awarded the honorary title University Professor. He has taught introductory biology for 37 years, including supervising the offering of labs to thousands of students each year. This lab manual, first published in 1980, is a result of his desire to have students do biological science, distilling the principles that provide the foundation for further studies and productive careers. For this edition, he asked former colleagues at Iowa State to help him achieve that goal.
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Table of Contents

1 Science: A Way of Gathering Knowledge

2 Techniques in Microscopy

3 Cellular Structure Reflects Function

4 Determining How Materials Enter Cells

5 Using Quantitative Techniques and Statistics

6 Modeling Biological Molecules

7 Determining the Properties of an Enzyme

8 Measuring Cellular Respiration

9 Determining Chromosome Number in Mitotic Cells

10 Observing Meiosis and Determining Cross-Over Frequency

11 Determining Genotypes of Fruit Flies

12 Isolating DNA and Working with Plasmids

13 Testing Assumptions in Microevolution and Inducing Mutations

14 Working with Diverse Bacteria

15 Diversity Among Protists

16 Investigating Plant Phylogeny: Seedless Plants

17 Investigating Plant Phylogeny: Seed Plants

18 Observing Fungal Diversity and Symbiotic Relationships

19 Investigating Early Events in Animal Development

20 Animal Phylogeny: Investigating Animal Body Plans

21 Protostomes I: Lophotrochozoans and Development of Complexity

22 Protostomes II: Ecdysozoa and Great Diversity

23 Deuterostomes and the Origins of Vertebrates

24 Investigating Plant Tissues and Primary Root Structure

25 Investigating Primary Roots, Stems and Secondary Growth

26 Investigating Leaf Structure and Photosynthesis

27 Angiosperm Reproduction, Germination, and Development

Interchapter Investigating Animal Form and Function

28 Investigating Digestive and Gas Exchange Systems

29 Investigating Circulatory Systems

30 Investigating the Mammalian Urogenital System

31 Investigating the Properties of Muscle and Skeletal Systems

32 Investigating Nervous and Sensory Systems

33 Statistically Analyzing Simple Behaviors

34 Estimating Population Size and Growth

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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