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Lab Manual for Essentials of Biology
Lab Manual for Essentials of Biology

Lab Manual for Essentials of Biology, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1260780007 | ISBN13: 9781260780000
By Sylvia Mader

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The 25 laboratory sessions in this manual have been designed to introduce beginning students to the major
concepts of biology, while keeping in mind minimal preparation for sequential laboratory use. The laboratories
are coordinated with Essentials of Biology, a general biology text that covers all fields of biology. In addition,
this Laboratory Manual can be adapted to a variety of course orientations and designs. There are a sufficient
number of laboratories and exercises within each lab to tailor the laboratory experience as desired. Then, too,
many exercises may be performed as demonstrations rather than as student activities, thereby shortening the
time required to cover a particular concept.

Unit I The Cell
1 Scientific Method
2 Measuring with Metric
3 Microscopy 
4 Cell Structure and Function 
5 How Enzymes Function 
6 Photosynthesis
Unit II Genetics
7 Mitosis: Cellular Reproduction 
8 Meiosis: Sexual Reproduction 
9 Patterns of Inheritance 
10 DNA Biology and Technology
11 Human Genetics 
Unit III Evolution and Diversity of Life
12 Evidences of Evolution 
13 Microbiology 
14 Nonvascular Plants and Seedless Vascular Plants
15 Seed Plants 
16 Organization of Flowering Plants
17 Invertebrates 
18 The Vertebrates 
Unit IV Animal Structure and Function
19 Basic Mammalian Anatomy I 
20 Chemical Aspects of Digestion 
21 Energy Requirements and Ideal Weight 
22 Cardiovascular System 
23 Basic Mammalian Anatomy II 
24 Nervous System and Senses 
Unit V Ecology
25 Effects of Pollution on Ecosystems 

About the Author

Sylvia Mader

Sylvia S. Mader has authored several nationally recognized biology texts published by McGraw-Hill. Educated at Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University, Tufts University, and Nova Southeastern University, she holds degrees in both Biology and Education. Over the years she has taught at University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Massachusetts Bay Community College; Suffolk University; and Nathan Mayhew Seminars. Her ability to reach out to science-shy students led to the writing of her first text, Inquiry into Life, which is now in its fifteenth edition. Highly acclaimed for her crisp and entertaining writing style, her books have become models for others who write in the field of biology.

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