About the Author:
Jim Perry is Campus Executive Officer and Dean Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley. Prior to his retirement in 2011, he also was Professor of Biological Sciences. Dr. Perry began his university education at Fox Valley's sister campus, U.W. Marathon County in Wausau, WI. He received his B.S. (Zoology and Secondary Education), M.S. (Botany and Zoology), and Ph.D. (Botany and Plant Pathology) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His Ph.D. thesis was an ultrastructural study of the infection process and disease progression of a major fungal disease of potatoes. From 1983 to 1993, he was a faculty member at Frostburg State University. Dr. Perry and his spouse Joy reside in rural Winnebago County, WI, and spend as much time as possible at their cabin in far northern Wisconsin, seven miles south of Lake Superior. He is an avid outdoors person, vintage car owner, and owns, wrenches, and drives a 1962 Volvo vintage road race car on some of the nation's finest road race circuits.
David Morton emigrated to the United States from London, England, in his sophomore year of high school. Dr. Morton earned a B.S. degree cum laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His thesis involved iron metabolism in vampire bats, and he continued his general interest in the physiology and ecology of bats throughout his career. Before retiring in 2009, he held positions at Wright State University and Frostburg State University. He chaired FSU's biology department for 9 years. He continues to reside in the city of Frostburg, Maryland, with Beverly, his wife of 46 years. They have one son and four granddaughters.
Joy Perry is Senior Lecturer of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley, Menasha, WI. Ms. Perry earned a B.S. in General Biology from Purdue University and an M.S. in Plant Pathology, with emphasis on Integrated Pest Management, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She serves on the board of the international professional society, the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). An avid gardener, she is active in local and statewide groups promoting community and school gardens, as well as expanded opportunities for producers and consumers of local food.
Preface. To the Student. Laboratory Supplies and Procedures. EXERCISE 1. The Scientific Method. EXERCISE 2. Measurement. EXERCISE 3. Microscopy. EXERCISE 4. Homeostasis. EXERCISE 5. Macromolecules and You: Food and Diet Analysis. EXERCISE 6. Structure and Function of Living Cells. EXERCISE 7. Diffusion, Osmosis, and the Functional Significance of Biological Membranes. EXERCISE 8. Enzymes: Catalysts of Life. EXERCISE 9. Photosynthesis: Capture of Light Energy. EXERCISE 10. Respiration: Energy Conversion. EXERCISE 11. Mitosis and Cytokinesis: Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Division. EXERCISE 12. Meiosis: Basis of Sexual Reproduction. EXERCISE 13. Heredity. EXERCISE 14. Nucleic Acids: Blueprints for Life. EXERCISE 15. Biotechnology: Bacterial Transformation. EXERCISE 16. Evolutionary Agents. EXERCISE 17. Evidences of Evolution. EXERCISE 18. Taxonomy: Classifying and Naming Organisms. EXERCISE 19. Bacteria and Protists I. EXERCISE 20. Protists II. EXERCISE 21. Fungi. EXERCISE 22. Bryophytes-Liverworts and Mosses. EXERCISE 23. Seedless Vascular Plants: Club Mosses and Ferns. EXERCISE 24. Seed Plants I: Gymnosperms. EXERCISE 25. Seed Plants II: Angiosperms. EXERCISE 26. Sponges and Cnidarians. EXERCISE 27. Flatworms and Rotifers. EXERCISE 28. Segmented Worms and Mollusks. EXERCISE 29. Roundworms and Joint-Legged Animals. EXERCISE 30. Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates. EXERCISE 31. Vertebrates. EXERCISE 32. Plant Organization: Vegetative Organs of Flowering Plants. EXERCISE 33. Animal Organization. EXERCISE 34. Dissection of the Fetal Pig: Introduction, External Anatomy, and the Muscular System. EXERCISE 35. Dissection of the Fetal Pig: Digestive, Respiratory, and Circulatory Systems. EXERCISE 36. Dissection of the Fetal Pig: Urogenital and Nervous Systems. EXERCISE 37. Human Sensations, Reflexes, and Reactions. EXERCISE 38. Structure and Function of the Sensory Organs. EXERCISE 39. Human Skeletal and Muscular Systems. EXERCISE 40. Human Blood and Circulation. EXERCISE 41. Human Respiration. EXERCISE 42. Animal Development: Gametogenesis and Fertilization. EXERCISE 43. Animal Development: Cleavage, Gastrulation, and Late Development. EXERCISE 44. The Natural Arsenal: An Experimental Study of the Relationships Between Plants and Animals. EXERCISE 45. Ecology: Living Organisms in Their Environment. EXERCISE 46. Human Impact on the Environment: Stream Ecology. EXERCISE 47. Animal Behavior. APPENDIX 1: Measurement Conversions. APPENDIX 2: Genetics Problems. APPENDIX 3: Terms of Orientation In and Around the Animal Body.
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