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Table of Contents1. Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life.
I: THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE.2. The Chemical Context of Life.
3. Water and the Fitness of the Environment.
4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life.
5. The Structure and Function of Macromolecules.
6. An Introduction to Metabolism.
II: THE CELL.7. A Tour of the Cell.
8. Membrane Structure and Function.
9. Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy.
11. Cell Communication.
12. The Cell Cycle.
III: GENETICS.13. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles.
14. Mendel and the Gene Idea.
15. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance.
16. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance.
17. From Gene to Protein.
18. Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria.
19. The Organization and Control of Eukaryotic Genomes.
20. DNA Technology.
21. The Genetic Basis of Development.
IV: MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION.22. Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life.
23. The Evolution of Populations.
24. The Origin of Species.
25. Tracing Phylogeny.
V: THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.26.Early Earth and the Origin of Life.
27. Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity.
28. The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity.
29. Plant Diversity I: The Colonization of Land.
30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants.
32. Introduction to Animal Evolution.
34. Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity.
VI: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION.35. Plant Structure and Growth.
36. Transport in Plants.
37. Plant Nutrition.
38. Plant Reproduction and Development.
39. Control Systems in Plants.
VII: ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION.40. An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function.
41. Animal Nutrition.
42. Circulation and Gas Exchange.
43. The Body's Defenses.
44. Controlling the Internal Environment.
45. Chemical Signals in Animals.
46. Animal Reproduction.
47. Animal Development.
48. Nervous Systems.
49. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms.
VIII: ECOLOGY.50. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere.
51. Behavioral Biology.
52. Population Ecology.
53. Community Ecology.
55. Conservation Biology.
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