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Biological Science is a dynamic reference that involves students in the process of scientific discovery. Infused with the spirit of inquiry, Biological Science teaches students to think like biologists and prepares them for success in their upper division courses.
1 Biology and the Tree of Life UNIT 1 The Origin and Early Evolution of Life 2 The Atoms and Molecules of Ancient Earth 3 Protein Structure and Function 4 Nucleic Acids and the RNA World 5 An Introduction to Carbohydrates 6 Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cell UNIT 2 Cell Structure and Function 7 Inside the Cell 8 Cell-Cell Interactions 9 Cellular Respiration and Fermentation 10 Photosynthesis 11 The Cell Cycle UNIT 3 Gene Structure and Expression 12 Meiosis 13 Mendel and the Gene 14 DNA Synthesis 15 How Do Genes Work? 16 Transcription and Translation 17 Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria 18 Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 19 Analyzing and Engineering Genes 20 Genomics UNIT 4 Developmental Biology 21 An Introduction to Development 22 Pattern Formation and Differentiation UNIT 5 Evolutionary Patterns and Processes 23 Evolution by Natural Selection 24 Evolutionary Processes 25 Speciation 26 Phylogenies and the History of Life UNIT 6 The Diversification of Life 27 Bacteria and Archaea 28 Protists 29 Land Plants 30 Fungi 31 An Introduction to Animals 32 Protostome Animals 33 Deuterostome Animals 34 Viruses UNIT 7 How Plants Work 35 Plant Form and Function 36 Water and Sugar Transport in Plants 37 Plant Nutrition 38 Sensory Systems in Plants 39 Communication: Chemical Signals 40 Plant Reproduction UNIT 8 How Animals Work 41 Animal Form and Function 42 Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals 43 Animal Nutrition 44 Gas Exchange and Circulation 45 Electrical Signals in Animals 46 Animal Sensory Systems and Movement 47 Chemical Signals in Animals 48 Animal Reproduction 49 The Immune System in Animals UNIT 9 Ecology 50 An Introduction to Ecology 51 Behavior 52 Population Ecology 53 Community Ecology 54 Ecosystems 55 Biodiversity and Conservation