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A Problems Approach to Introductory Biology is an excellent teaching supplement for introductory biology courses. The book introduces a set of problems that guide students through the fundamental steps necessary to develop critical thinking and problems-solving skills. Exercises are designed to measure student learning and help individual students focus their efforts on those areas that need improvement. Both computer-based and "pen-and-paper-based" exercises present problems at various levels of difficulty. Each of the first three chapters provides problems that focus on one of three main topic areas: genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. The final chapter offers practice problems that combine two or more subject areas that illustrate connections and broaden student understanding of the material. Collectively, the problems teach students the process of synthesizing information and applying knowledge to scientific questions. An important feature of A Problems Approach to Introductory Biology is the detailed solutions provided on the accompanying CD-ROM. The solutions serve to guide students through each problem listed in the workbook, from beginning to end, highlighting common misunderstandings, reinforcing the concepts covered, and assisting each student in the development of a logical approach to problem solving.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555813727
  • Publisher: ASM Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: paperback w/CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

How To Use This Book
Using the Software on the CD-ROM
Genetics Problems 1
Problems Involving only One Gene 3
Pedigrees Involving One Gene, I 21
One Gene; More Complex Models, I 29
One Gene; Sex Linkage 40
Pedigrees Involving One Gene, II 44
One Gene; More Complex Models, II 52
Problems Involving Two or More Genes 55
Two or More Genes That Are Linked 61
Challenge Problems 69
Biochemistry Problems 81
Covalent Bonds 83
Noncovalent Bonds and Forces 98
Lipids and Phospholipids 111
Nucleic Acids 113
Polypeptides and Proteins, Background 114
Polypeptides and Proteins, Interactions 123
Polypeptides and Proteins, Binding Sites 138
Energy, Enzymes, and Pathways 149
Biochemical Pathways, General 157
Glycolysis, Respiration, and Photosynthesis 161
Molecular Biology Problems 171
Problems Exploring Classic Experiments 173
Problems Exploring the Structure of DNA and RNA 180
DNA Replication 189
Transcription and Translation 195
Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation in Eukaryotes 208
Challenge Problems 237
Integration Problems 241
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