Explorations in Basic Biology / Edition 11

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Key Message: Explorations in Basic Biology is a self-contained laboratory manual. The exercises are appropriate for three-hour laboratory sessions, but are also adaptable to a two-hour laboratory format. Ideal for readers with little hands-on science laboratory experience, this reader-friendly text provides clear background information and directions for conducting laboratory activities. Readers not only learn basic biological information but also gain experience practicing laboratory techniques.

Key Topics: Orientation, The Microscope ,The Cell, Chemical Aspects, Diffusion and Osmosis, Enzymes, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration and Fermentation, Cell Division, Prokaryotes and Protists, Green, Brown and Red Algae, Fungi, Terrestrial Plants, Simple Animals, Mollusks, Segmented Worms and Arthropods, Echinoderms and Chordates, Dissection of the Frog, Dissection of the Fetal Pig, Blood and Circulation, Gas Exchange, Digestion, Excretion, Neural Control, Sensory Perception in Humans, Chemical Control in Animals, The Skeletal System, Muscles and Movement, Reproduction in Vertebrates, Fertilization and Development ,Early Embryology of the Chick, Structure of Flowering Plants, Transport in Plants, Chemical Control in Plants, Heredity, Molecular and Chromosomal Genetics, DNA Fingerprinting, Evolution, Evolutionary Mechanisms, Ecological Relationships, Population Growth, Animal Behavior.

Market Description: For all readers interested in learning the basics of biology.

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First published in 1973, this textbook is designed for use in the laboratory component of an introductory general biology course. Exercises are self-contained and allow students to work relatively independently. Includes some 250 color and b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface     v
Fundamentals     1
Orientation     3
The Microscope     15
Cell Biology     29
The Cell     31
Chemical Aspects     47
Diffusion and Osmosis     59
Enzymes     71
Photosynthesis     79
Cellular Respiration and Fermentation     93
Cell Division     107
Diversity of Organisms     119
Prokaryotes and Protists     121
Green, Brown, and Red Algae     135
Fungi     147
Terrestrial Plants     159
Simple Animals     173
Mollusks, Segmented Worms, and Arthropods     191
Echinoderms and Chordates     207
Animal Biology     219
Dissection of the Frog     221
Dissection of the Fetal Pig     229
Blood and Circulation     247
Gas Exchange     267
Digestion     277
Excretion     289
Neural Control     299
Sensory Perception in Humans     313
Chemical Control in Animals     327
The Skeletal System     333
Muscles and Movement     345
Reproduction in Vertebrates     355
Fertilization and Development     367
Early Embryology of the Chick     379
Plant Biology     389
Structure of Flowering Plants     391
Transport in Plants     403
Chemical Control in Plants     413
Heredity and Evolution     421
Heredity     423
Molecular and Chromosomal Genetics     439
DNA Fingerprinting     453
Evolution     463
Evolutionary Mechanisms     481
Ecology and Behavior     491
Ecological Relationships     493
Population Growth     505
Animal Behavior     513
Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words     521
Common Metric Units and Temperature Conversions     523
Oil-Immersion Technique     524
The Classification of Organisms     525
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