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Nature Of Biology Book 1 5E eGuidePLUS (Online Purchase)

Nature Of Biology Book 1 5E eGuidePLUS (Online Purchase)

Ruth Leslie

ISBN: 978-0-730-32137-8

Feb 2016, Jacaranda

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Unit 1
Area of study 1
chapter 1: Cells: basic units of life on Earth
Searching for life
Cells: the basic units of life
Prokaryotes: no nuclear envelope!
Plasma membrane: the gatekeeper
Functions of the plasma membrane
Crossing the plasma membrane
Scientist at work
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 2: Ultrastructure of cells
First life on Earth
Biologist at work
Tools for viewing cells
Ultrastructure of eukaryotic cells
Putting it together
The Endosymbiosis Theory
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 3: Energy transformations
Death at a nightclub
Requirements for life
Energy is needed for living
Organic molecules are needed for life
Radiant energy of sunlight
Photosynthesis: from sunlight to sugar
Living in darkness
Cellular respiration: energy transfer from glucose to ATP
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 4: Staying alive: systems in action
Dialysis to stay alive
Levels of organisation
Mammalian tissues, organs and systems
Circulatory system of mammals
Components of blood
Vessels to transport blood
The heart
Biologist at work
The excretory (urinary) system
Mammalian respiratory system
Tissues and organs in vascular plants
Transport in plants
Biochallenge
Chapter review

Area of study 2
chapter 5: Adaptations for survival
The Rule of Threes
The desert environment
Adaptations for survival: desert animals
Vegetation types of arid Australia
The dominant plants `
Survival in the cold
Biomimicry
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 6: Survival through regulation
Death in the outback
Homeostasis: staying within limits
Regulating body fluids
Regulating blood glucose levels
Diabetes
Biochallenge
Chapter review
chapter 7: Biodiversity and its organisation
What’s in the tree tops?
Biodiversity: the variety of life
Biologist at work
Identification involves naming
How many different kinds?
Biologist at work
Biologist at work
Extinction: loss of diversity
Classification: forming groups
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 8: Relationships within an ecosystem
A day in the life of krill
Biologist at work
Ecosystems need energy
Energy flows through ecosystems
Interactions within ecosystems
Looking at populations
Biologist at work
Intrinsic growth rates
Biochallenge
Chapter review

Unit 2
Area of study 1
chapter 9: Cell cycle
Saving burns victims
The cell cycle
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 10: Asexual reproduction
Jake’s headache
Reproduction without sex
Examples of asexual reproduction
Technology: asexual reproduction
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 11: Sexual reproduction
Changes in family size
Sexual reproduction
Getting gametes together
Biologist at work
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 12: Cell growth and differentiation
Antenatal human development
Key events: embryonic development
Abnormal embryonic development
Cancer and the cell cycle
Biochallenge
Chapter review

Area of study 2
chapter 13: Genomes, genes and alleles
What is a genome?
The Human Genome Project
Biologist at work
DNA and its bases
Solving the puzzle: the nature of genes
Looking at genes
Alleles: particular forms of a gene
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 14: Chromosomes: carriers of genes
Chromosomes: how many?
Chromosomes: genes carriers
Biologist at work
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 15: Genotypes and phenotypes
Baby Rose and the CFTR gene
What is a phenotype?
What is a genotype?
Relationship between expression of alleles
Environment interacts with genotype
Polygenic inheritance
Epigenetics
Biochallenge
Chapter review

chapter 16: Genetic crosses: rules of the game
Making melanin pigment
Dihybrid crosses: two genes in action
Genetic testing and screening
Family pedigrees: patterns of inheritance
Biochallenge
Chapter review

Glossary
Index