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What Is Life? A Guide to Biology with Physiology

What Is Life? A Guide to Biology with Physiology Phelan • 5th Edition • 978-1319272531

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Ch.1 - Scientific Thinking

Introduction to Biology Characteristics of Life Life's Organizational Hierarchy Natural Selection and Evolution Introduction to Taxonomy Scientific Method Experimental Design

Ch.2 - The Chemistry of Biology

Atoms- Smallest Unit of Matter Isotopes Introduction to Chemical Bonding Covalent Bonds Noncovalent Bonds Ionic Bonding Hydrogen Bonding Introduction to Water Properties of Water- Cohesion and Adhesion Properties of Water- Density Properties of Water- Thermal Properties of Water- The Universal Solvent Acids and Bases pH Scale

Ch.3 - Molecules of Life

Carbon Functional Groups Introduction to Biomolecules Monomers & Polymers Carbohydrates Proteins Nucleic Acids Lipids

Ch.4 - Cells

Microscopes Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells Introduction to Eukaryotic Organelles Endomembrane System: Protein Secretion Endomembrane System: Digestive Organelles Mitochondria & Chloroplasts Endosymbiotic Theory Introduction to the Cytoskeleton Cell Junctions Biological Membranes Types of Membrane Proteins Concentration Gradients and Diffusion Introduction to Membrane Transport Passive vs. Active Transport Osmosis Simple and Facilitated Diffusion Active Transport Endocytosis and Exocytosis

Ch.5 - Energy

Introduction to Energy Laws of Thermodynamics Chemical Reactions ATP Enzymes Enzyme Activation Energy Enzyme Binding Factors Enzyme Inhibition Introduction to Metabolism Negative & Positive Feedback Introduction to Photosynthesis Leaf & Chloroplast Anatomy Electromagnetic Spectrum Pigments of Photosynthesis Stages of Photosynthesis Light Reactions of Photosynthesis Calvin Cycle Photorespiration C3, C4 & CAM Plants Review of Photosynthesis Redox Reactions Introduction to Cellular Respiration Types of Phosphorylation Glycolysis Pyruvate Oxidation Krebs Cycle Electron Transport Chain Chemiosmosis Review of Aerobic Cellular Respiration Fermentation & Anaerobic Respiration

Ch.6 - DNA and Gene Expression

The Griffith Experiment The Hershey-Chase Experiment Chargaff's Rules Discovering the Structure of DNA Meselson-Stahl Experiment Introduction to DNA Replication DNA Polymerases Leading & Lagging DNA Strands Steps of DNA Replication DNA Repair Telomeres Central Dogma Introduction to Transcription Steps of Transcription Eukaryotic RNA Processing and Splicing Introduction to Types of RNA Genetic Code Introduction to Translation Steps of Translation Post-Translational Modification Review of Transcription vs. Translation Mutations

Ch.7 - Biotechnology

Introduction to DNA-Based Technology Introduction to DNA Cloning Steps to DNA Cloning Introduction to Polymerase Chain Reaction The Steps of PCR Gel Electrophoresis Southern Blotting DNA Fingerprinting Introduction to DNA Sequencing Dideoxy Sequencing

Ch.8 - Chromosomes and Cell Division

Introduction to Cell Division Organization of DNA in the Cell Introduction to the Cell Cycle Interphase Phases of Mitosis Cytokinesis Cell Cycle Regulation Review of the Cell Cycle Cancer Genes & Alleles Homologous Chromosomes Life Cycle of Sexual Reproducers Introduction to Meiosis Meiosis I Meiosis II Genetic Variation During Meiosis Mitosis & Meiosis Review

Ch.9 - Gene and Inheritance

Introduction to Mendel's Experiments Genotype vs. Phenotype Punnett Squares Mendel's Experiments Mendel's Laws Monohybrid Crosses Test Crosses Dihybrid Crosses Punnett Square Probability Incomplete Dominance vs. Codominance Epistasis Non-Mendelian Genetics Pedigrees Autosomal Inheritance Sex-Linked Inheritance X-Inactivation

Ch.10 - Evolution and Natural Selection

Descent with Modification Hardy-Weinberg Model Genetic Variation

Ch.12 - The Origin and Diversification of Life on Earth

Species History of Life on Earth

Ch.13 - Animal Diversification

Overview of Animals Porifera and Cnideria Lophotrochozoans Ecdysozoans Echinoderms Chordates Aminotes Primates and Homonids

Ch.14 - Plant and Fungi Diversification

Land Plants Nonvascular Plants Seedless Vascular Plants Seed Plants Fungi Fungi Reproduction

Ch.15 - Microbe Diversification

Prokaryote Cell Structures Prokaryote Reproduction and Gene Exchange Prokaryote Metabolism and Ecology Prokaryote Lineages Viruses Protist Cells Protist Life Cycles Protist Lineages

Ch.16 - Population Ecology

Introduction to Ecology Population Ecology

Ch.17 - Ecosystems and Communities

Biomes Community Interactions Community Structure Ecosystems

Ch.18 - Conservation and Biodiversity

Conservation Biology

Ch.19 - Plant Structure and Nutrient Transport

Roots and Shoots Tissues Water Potential Soil and Nutrients Nitrogen Fixation

Ch.20 - Growth, Reproduction, and Environment Responses in Plants

Flowers Seeds Growth Phototropism Tropisms and Hormones Plant Defenses

Ch.21 - Introduction to Animal Physiology

Animal Tissues

Ch.22 - Circulation and Respiration

Circulatory and Respiratory Anatomy Heart Physiology Gas Exchange

Ch.23 - Nutrition and Digestion


Ch.24 - Nervous and Motor Systems

Neurons and Action Potentials Central and Peripheral Nervous System Sensory System Musculoskeletal System

Ch.25 - Hormones

Endocrine System

Ch.26 - Reproduction and Development

Animal Reproduction Developmental Biology Animal Development

Ch.27 - Immunity and Health

Immune System Innate Immunity Adaptive Immunity

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