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About this book
About this book
Designed to accompany introductory level biology courses, help students to learn to form hypotheses and apply the scientific method. Questions in the manual promote critical thinking and help students to make accurate observations, organize and interpret their data, and reach sound conclusions.
Observations and measurements - microscope; observations and measurements - measuring techniques; pH and buffers; using the spectrophotometer; organic molecules; prokaryotic cells; eukaryotic cells; osmosis and diffusion; mitosis; enzymes; energetics, fermentation and respiration; photosynthesis; meiosis - independent assortment and segregation; genes and chromosomes - chromosome mapping; human genetic tables; DNA isolation and protein synthesis; DNA - the genetic material - replication, transcription and translation; molecular genetics - recombinant DNA; genetic control of development and immune defences; the genetic basis of evolution - populations; the genetic basis of evolution 2 - diversity; diversity - kingdoms monera and protista; diversity - kingdoms fungi and bryophytes; diversity - vascular land plants; diversity - porifera, cnidaria and wormlike invertebrates; diversity - molluscs, anthropods and echinoderms; diversity - phylum chordata; plant anatomy - roots, stems and leaves; angiosperm development - fruits, seeds, meristems and secondary growth; water movement and mineral nutrition in plants; plant responses to stimuli; animal tissues; introduction to the study of anatomy and the external anatomy and integument of representative vertebrates; the anatomy of representative vertebrates - behavioural systems; the anatomy of representative vertebrates - digestive and respiratory systems; the anatomy of representative vertebrates - circulatory and urogenital systems; the basics of animal form - skin, bones and muscles; the physiology of circulation; gas exchange and respiratory systems; the digestive, excretory and reproductive systems; control - the nervous system; behaviour; communities and ecosystems; predator-prey relations; productivity in aquatic ecosystems; appendix 1 - using statistics; appendix 2 - writing laboratory reports; appendix 3 - preparing solutions.