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Basic Concepts in Biology (Text Only)

Basic Concepts in Biology (Text Only) - 5th edition

Basic Concepts in Biology (Text Only) - 5th edition

Basic Concepts in Biology (Text Only) by Cecie Starr - ISBN
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2003
International: No
Basic Concepts in Biology (Text Only) by Cecie Starr - ISBN
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Edition: 5TH 03

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Summary

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Concepts and Methods in Biology.

Part I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE.

2. Chemical Foundations for Cells.
3. Carbon Compounds in Cells.
4. Cell Structure and Function.
5. Ground Rules of Metabolism.
6. How Cells Acquire Energy.
7. How Cells Release Stored Energy.

Part II: PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE.

8. Cell Division and Mitosis.
9. Meiosis.
10. Observable Patterns of Inheritance.
11. Chromosomes and Human Genetics.
12. DNA Structure and Function.
13. From DNA to Proteins.
14. Controls Over Genes.
15. Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering.

Part III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION.

16. Microevolution.
17. Speciation.
18. The Macroevolutionary Puzzle.

Part IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY.

19. The Origin and Evolution of Life.
20. Prokaryotes, Viruses, and Protistans.
21. Fungi.
22. Plants.
23. Animals: The Invertebrates.
24. Animals: The Vertebrates.
25. Biodiversity in Perspective.

Part V: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION.

26. Animal Reproduction and Development.

Part VI: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR.

27. Population Ecology.
28. Social Interactions.
29. Community Interactions.
30. Ecosystems.
31. The Biosphere.
32. Human Impact on the Biosphere.

Appendix I: Classification Scheme.
Appendix II: Units of Measure.
Appendix III: Answers to Self-Quizzes.
Appendix IV: Answers to Genetics Problems.
Appendix V: A Closer Look At Some Major Metabolic Pathways.
Appendix VI: Periodic Table of the Elements.