Explorations in Basic Biology

ISBN-10: 0321722949
ISBN-13: 9780321722942
Edition: 12th 2012
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List price: $135.40
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Explorations in Basic Biologyis a self-contained laboratory manual designed for one- or two-semester introductory biology courses for non-biology and mixed biology majors. The exercises are appropriate for three-hour laboratory sessions, but are also adaptable to a two-hour laboratory format. #xA0; Ideal for students with little hands-on science laboratory experience, this student-friendly text provides clear background information and directions for conducting laboratory activities. Students not only learn basic biological information but also gain experience practicing laboratory techniques. #xA0; The Twelfth Edition has been updated with new content, including several new or modified figures and procedures that have been clarified wherever necessary to facilitate student learning, a new Appendix, and guidelines for writing a scientific paper. Several exercises also feature significant improvements.

Fundamentals
Orientation
The Microscope
Cell Biology
The Cell
Chemical Aspects
Diffusion and Osmosis
Enzymes
Photosynthesis
Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Cell Division
Diversity of Organisms
Prokaryotes and Protists
Green, Brown and Red Algae
Fungi
Terrestrial Plants
Simple Animals
Mollusks, Segmented Worms and Arthropods
Echinoderms and Chordates
Animal Biology
Dissection of the Frog
Dissection of the Fetal Pig
Blood and Circulation
Gas Exchange
Digestion
Excretion
Neural Control
Sensory Perception in Humans
Chemical Control in Animals
The Skeletal System
Muscles and Movement
Reproduction in Vertebrates
Fertilization and Development
Early Embryology of the Chick
Structure of Flowering Plants
Transport in Plants
Chemical Control in Plants
Heredity
Molecular and Chromosomal Genetics
DNA Fingerprinting
Evolution
Evolutionary Mechanisms
Ecological Relationships
Population Growth
Animal Behavior
Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words
Common Metric Units and Temperature Conversions
Oil-Immersion Technique

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