Life

ISBN-10: 0538741341

ISBN-13: 9780538741347

Edition: 2011 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

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List price: $83.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/11/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 320
Size: 8.58" wide x 10.83" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

John H. Postlethwait is professor of Biology at the University of Oregon where he has taught general biology for 29 years, to both biology majors and non-majors, as well as upper division courses in embryology and genetics. His research on the genetic mechanisms of embryonic development and the origin of vertebrate genomes is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. For three one-year periods, Dr. Postlethwait conducted research supported by Fullbright grants at the Institute f�r Molekular Biologie in Salzburg, Austria, the Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire des Eucaryotes in Strasbourg, France, and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Oxford, England. A recipient of the Ersted Distinguished Teaching Award, Dr. Postlethwait encourages active participation of undergraduates in research and many of his publications include undergraduate students as coauthors. His love of teaching stems from his undergraduate days at Purdue University, where for three years he was a teaching assistant in General Biology.

Cells, Genes, and Life's Perpetuation
What is Life?
Cells and the Chemistry of Life
How Cells Take in and Use Energy
The Cell Cycle
Patterns of Inheritance
DNA: the Thread of Life
Genes, Proteins, and Genetic Engineering
Reproduction and Development
Evolution and Biodiversity
The Mechanisms of Evolution
Life's Origins and Biodiversity
Single-Celled Life
Fungi and Plants: Decomposers and Producers
The Evolution and Diversity of Animals
The Living World
Ecology of Populations and Communities
Ecosystems and the Biosphere
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