Explorations in Basic Biology

Explorations in Basic Biology

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This laboratory manual is designed for one-semester or full-year introductory biology courses taken by non- and mixed-biology majors. It offers fun and informative hands-on lab exercises that have been extensively class tested. There are 41 self-contained exercises, each self-directing and flexible, with investigative components where students design and conduct experiments on their own. Sufficient background information is provided for each lab activity, with laboratory procedures clearly described in a step-by-step manner within each assignment section.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 210.8 x 269.2 x 22.9mm | 1,020.59g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • colour photographs, figures
  • 0130930318
  • 9780130930316

Table of contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Orientation. 2. The Microscope. II. CELL BIOLOGY. 3. The Cell. 4. Chemical Aspects. 5. Diffusion and Osmosis. 6. Enzymes. 7. Photosynthesis. 8. Cellular Respiration. 9. Cell Division. III. DIVERSITY OF ORGANISMS. 10. Prokaryotes and Protists. 11. Fungi. 12. Green, Brown, and Red Algae. 13. Terrestrial Plants. 14. Simple Animals. 15. Mollusks, Segmented Worms, and Arthropods. 16. Echinoderms and Chordates. IV. ANIMAL BIOLOGY. 17. Dissection of the Frog. 18. Dissection of the Fetal Pig. 19. Blood and Circulation. 20. Gas Exchange. 21. Digestion. 22. Excretion. 23. Neural Control. 24. Sensory Perception in Humans. 25. Chemical Control in Animals. 26. The Skeletal System. 27. Muscles and Movement. 28. Reproduction in Vertebrates. 29. Fertilization and Development. 30. Early Embryology of the Chick. V. PLANT BIOLOGY. 31. Structure of Flowering Plants. 32. Transport in Plants. 33. Chemical Control in Plants. VI. HEREDITY AND EVOLUTION. 34. Heredity. 35. Molecular and Chromosomal Genetics. 36. DNA Fingerprinting. 37. Evolution. 38. Evolutionary Mechanisms. VII. ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR. 39. Ecological Relationships. 40. Population Growth. 41. Animal Behavior. VIII. LABORATORY REPORTS. Appendix A. Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words. Appendix B. Common Metric Units and Temperature Conversions. Appendix C. Oil-Immersion Technique. Appendix D. The Classification of Organisms.show more

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