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Part I The Molecular Basis of Life
1 The Science of Biology
2 The Nature of Molecules
3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Part II Biology of the Cell
4 Cell Structure
5 Membranes
6 Energy and Metabolism
7 How Cells Harvest Energy
8 Photosynthesis
9 Cell Communication
10 How Cells Divide
Part III Genetic and Molecular Biology
11 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
12 Patterns of Inheritance
13 Chromosomes, Mapping and the Meiosis—Inheritance Connection
14 DNA: The Genetic Material
15 Genes and How They Work
16 Control of Gene Expression
17 Biotechnology
18 Genomics
19 Cellular Mechanisms of Development
Part IV Evolution
20 Genes Within Populations
21 The Evidence for Evolution
22 The Origin of Species
23 Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Comparative Biology
24 Genome Evolution
25 Evolution of Development
Part V Diversity of Life on Earth
26 Origin and Diversity of Life
27 Viruses
28 Prokaryotes
29 Protists
30 Overview of Seedless Plants
31 Overview of Seed Plants
32 Fungi
33 Animal Diversity & the Evolution of Body Plans
34 Protostomes
35 Deuterostomes
Part VI Plant Form and Function
36 Plant Form
37 Transport in Plants
38 Plant Nutrition and Soils
39 Plant Defense Responses
40 Sensory Systems in Plants
41 Plant Reproduction
Part VII Animal Form and Function
42 The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation
43 The Nervous System
44 Sensory Systems
45 The Endocrine System
46 The Musculoskeletal System
47 The Digestive System
48 The Respiratory System
49 The Circulatory System
50 Temperature, Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System
51 The Immune System
52 The Reproductive Systems
53 Animal Development
Part VIII Ecology and Behavior
54 Behavioral Biology
55 Population Ecology
56 Community Ecology
57 Dynamics of Ecosystems
58 The Biosphere
59 Conservation Biology