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Principles of Biology

Principles of Biology

3rd Edition
By Robert Brooker and Eric Widmaier and Linda Graham and Peter Stiling
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ISBN13: 9781260240863
Copyright: 2021
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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

About the Author

Robert Brooker

Rob Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) received his B.A. in biology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1978. At Harvard, he studied lactose permease, the product of the lacY gene of the lac operon. He continues working on transporters at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and has an active research laboratory. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brooker teaches undergraduate courses in biology, genetics, and cell biology. In addition to many other publications, he has written two undergraduate genetics texts published by McGraw-Hill: Genetics: Analysis & Principles, 4th edition, copyright 2012, and Concepts of Genetics, copyright 2012.

Eric Widmaier

Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco.  His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA.  He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University.

Linda Graham

Linda Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years.  She also teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, contributes to an introductory biology course for majors, and has taught marine botany on a remote tropical island. 

Peter Stiling

Peter Stiling is a professor of biology at the University of South Florida at Tampa.  He has taught classes in ecology, environmental science, and community ecology, and in 1995 he received a teaching award in recognition of classroom excellence in these areas.  Dr. Stiling obtained his Ph.D. from University College, Cardiff, Wales, and completed postdoctoral research at Florida State University.  

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