Principles of Biology3rd Edition
1 An Introduction to Biology
Unit 1 Chemistry
2 The Chemical Basis of Life I: Atoms, Molecules, and Water
3 The Chemical Basis of Life II: Organic Molecules
Unit 2 Cell
4 The Evolutionary Origin of Cells and Their General Features
5 Membranes: The Interface between Cells and Their Environment
6 How Cells Utilize Energy
7 How Cells Capture Energy via Photosynthesis
8 How Cells Communicate with Each Other and with the Environment
Unit 3 Genetics
9 The Information of Life: DNA and RNA Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure
10 The Expression of Genetic Information via Genes I:Transcription and Translation
11 The Expression of Genetic Information via Genes II: Non-coding RNAs
12 The Control of Genetic information via Gene Regulation
13 Altering the Genetic Material: Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer
14 How Eukaryotic Cells Sort and Transmit their Chromosomes:Mitosis and Meiosis
15 Transmission of Genetic Information from Parents to Offspring I: Patterns that Follow Mendel's Laws
16 Transmission of Genetic Information from Parents to Offspring II: Epigenetics, Linkage, and Extranuclear Inheritance
17 The Simpler Genetic Systems of Viruses and Bacteria
18 Genetic Technologies: How Biologists Study Genes and Genomes
Unit 4 Evolution
19 Evolution of Life I: How Populations Change from Generation to Generation
20 Evolution of Life II: The Emergence of New Species
21 How Biologists Classify Species and Study Their Evolutionary Relationships
22 The History of Life on Earth and Human Evolution
Unit 5 Diversity
23 Diversity of Microbial Life: Bacteria, Archaea, Protists,and Fungi
24 Microbiomes: Microbial Systems On and Around Us
25 Plant Evolution: How Plant Diversification Changed Planet Earth
26 Invertebrates: the Vast Array of Animal Life without a Backbone
27 Vertebrates: Fishes, Reptiles and Mammals
Unit 6 Flowering Plants
28 An Introduction to Flowering Plant Form and Function
29 How Flowering Plants Sense and Interact with Their Environments
30 How Flowering Plants Obtain and Transport Water, Mineral Nutrients, and Organic Compounds
31 How Flowering Plants Reproduce and Develop
Unit 7 Animals
32 General Features of Animal Bodies, and Homeostasis as a Key Principle of Animal Biology
33 Neuroscience I: The Structure, Function, and Evolution of Nervous Systems
34 Neuroscience II: How Sensory Systems Allow Animals to Interact with the Environment
35 How Muscles and Skeletons are Adaptations for Movement,Support, and Protection
36 Circulatory and Respiratory Systems: Transporting Solute sand Exchanging Gases
37 Digestive Systems and Excretory Systems: Maintaining Nutrient, Water, and Energy balance and removing waste
38 How Endocrine Systems Influence the Activities of all Other Organ Systems
39 The Production of Offspring: Reproduction and Development
40 Immune Systems: How Animals Defend Against Pathogens and Other Dangers
41 Integrated Responses of Animal Organ Systems to a Challenge to Homeostasis
Unit 8 Ecology
42 Behavioral Ecology: the Struggle to Find Food, Mates and to Pass on Genes
43 Population Growth and Species Interactions
44 Communities and Ecosystems: Ecological Organization at Larger Scales
45 Biomes: How Climate Affects the Distribution of Species on Earth
46 The Age of Humans
47 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
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