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1 A View of Life
Unit 1 The Cell
2 Basic Chemistry
3 The Chemistry of Organic Molecules
4 Cell Structure and Function
5 Membrane Structure and Function
6 Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
7 Photosynthesis
8 Cellular Respiration
Unit 2 Genetic Basis of Life
9 The Cell Cycle and Cellular Reproduction
10 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
11 Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
12 Molecular Biology of the Gene
13 Regulation of Gene Activity
14 Biotechnology and Genomics
Unit 3 Evolution
15 Darwin and Evolution
16 How Populations Evolve
17 Speciation and Macroevolution
18 Origin and History of Life
19 Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny
Unit 4 Microbiology and Evolution
20 Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea
21 Protist Evolution and Diversity
22 Fungi Evolution and Diversity
Unit 5 Plant Evolution and Biology
23 Plant Evolution and Diversity
24 Flowering Plants: Structure and Organization
25 Flowering Plants: Nutrition and Transport
26 Flowering Plants: Control of Growth Responses
27 Flowering Plants: Reproduction
Unit 6 Animal Evolution and Diversity
28 Invertebrate Evolution
29 Vertebrate Evolution
30 Human Evolution
Unit 7 Comparative Animal Biology
31 Animal Organization and Homeostasis
32 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
33 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
34 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
35 Respiratory Systems
36 Body Fluid Regulation and Excretory Systems
37 Neurons and Nervous Systems
38 Sense Organs
39 Locomotion and Support Systems
40 Hormones and Endocrine Systems
41 Reproductive Systems
42 Animal Development
Unit 8 Behavior and Ecology
43 Behavioral Ecology
44 Population Ecology
45 Community and Ecosystem Ecology
46 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
47 Conservation of Biodiversity