Key Message: Explorations in Basic Biology is a self-contained laboratory manual. The exercises are appropriate for three-hour laboratory sessions, but are also adaptable to a two-hour laboratory format. Ideal for readers with little hands-on science laboratory experience, this reader-friendly text provides clear background information and directions for conducting laboratory activities. Readers not only learn basic biological information but also gain experience practicing laboratory techniques.
Key Topics: Orientation, The Microscope ,The Cell, Chemical Aspects, Diffusion and Osmosis, Enzymes, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration and Fermentation, Cell Division, Prokaryotes and Protists, Green, Brown and Red Algae, Fungi, Terrestrial Plants, Simple Animals, Mollusks, Segmented Worms and Arthropods, Echinoderms and Chordates, 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.
Market Description: For all readers interested in learning the basics of biology.
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Explorations in Basic Biology, Seventh Edition provides 40 self- contained, easy-to-understand experiments suitable for a 2-3 hour laboratory format. Compatible with any modern biology text, it is designed to facilitate student learning, simplify the work of instructors and offer numerous options for course customization.From the Back Cover:
Offers a balanced approach to basic biology, and includes human biology to stimulate interest. Contains current coverage of the cell, the skeletal system, heredity, evolution, and ecological relationships. A new section on DNA Fingerprinting includes a simulation which gives readers a taste of biotechnology through experience in separating DNA restriction fragments by electrophoresis and interpreting the resultant gels.
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