By Peter Stiling, Robert Brooker, Eric Widmaier, Linda Graham
The first version of BIOLOGY, written by means of Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached hundreds of thousands of scholars and supplied them with an exceptional view of the organic international. Now, the second one version has gotten even greater! the writer group is devoted to generating the main enticing and present textual content that's to be had for undergraduate scholars who're majoring in biology. we need our scholars to be encouraged by means of the sector of biology and develop into severe thinkers. To this finish, now we have made the next alterations during the complete book.
* every one bankruptcy within the moment variation starts off with a fascinating tale or set of observations that might seize the students’ pursuits as they start to learn a chapter.
* to assist scholars attempt their wisdom and demanding considering abilities, we've elevated the variety of thought fee questions which are linked to the determine legends and revised the numerous of the questions on the finish of every bankruptcy so that they are at the next point in Bloom’s taxonomy. a solution key for the questions is now supplied in an appendix on the finish of the book.
* To additional support scholars relish the medical strategy, the function research in every one bankruptcy now comprises 3 new parts: a end, the unique magazine quotation for the scan, and questions which are at once concerning the experiment.
* Many images and micrographs were enlarged or changed with greater images.
* The presentation of the fabric has been subtle through dividing many of the chapters into smaller sections and by means of the modifying of complicated sentences.
With regard to the clinical content material within the textbook, the writer crew has labored with countless numbers of school reviewers to refine the 1st variation and to replace the content material in order that our scholars are uncovered to the main innovative material.
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In the last century, biologists studied soil bacteria that naturally produce “chemical weapons” to kill competing bacteria in their native environment. 3). Finally, for many decades, biologists have known that the Pacific yew tree produces a toxin in its bark and needles that kills insects. The crystal jelly (Aequorea victoria), which produces a green fluorescent protein (GFP). The gene that encodes GFP has been widely used by researchers to study gene expression and to determine the locations of proteins in cells.
A toxin called Taxol, found in the Pacific yew tree, is effective in the treatment of certain cancers. Concept check: humans? How does biology—the study of life—benefit living organisms display seven common characteristics, as described next. Cells and Organization The concept of organization is so fundamental to biology that the term organism can be applied to all living species. 5a). The simplest unit of such organization is the cell, which we will examine in Unit II. The cell theory states that (1) all organisms are made of cells, (2) cells are the smallest units of life, and (3) cells come from pre-existing cells via cell division.
Animal and plant physiologists have been studying the functions of complex organ systems for centuries. Likewise, ecologists have been characterizing ecosystems for a very long time. The novelty and excitement of systems biology in recent years have been the result of new experimental tools that allow us to study complex interactions at the molecular level. As described throughout this textbook, the investigation of genomes and proteomes has provided important insights regarding many interesting topics in systems biology.