By Peter Stiling, Robert Brooker, Eric Widmaier, Linda Graham
The first variation of BIOLOGY, written by means of Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached millions of scholars and supplied them with an excellent view of the organic global. Now, the second one variation has gotten even greater! the writer crew is devoted to generating the main attractive and present textual content that's on hand for undergraduate scholars who're majoring in biology. we'd like our scholars to be encouraged through the sphere of biology and develop into severe thinkers. To this finish, we've made the next alterations during the complete book.
* each one bankruptcy within the moment variation starts with an engaging tale or set of observations that might capture the students’ pursuits as they start to learn a chapter.
* to assist scholars try their wisdom and important considering abilities, we now have elevated the variety of inspiration cost 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 savour the medical procedure, the characteristic research in every one bankruptcy now comprises 3 new components: a end, the unique magazine quotation for the scan, and questions which are at once regarding the experiment.
* Many photos and micrographs were enlarged or changed with higher images.
* The presentation of the fabric has been sophisticated by way of dividing the various chapters into smaller sections and by means of the enhancing of advanced sentences.
With regard to the clinical content material within the textbook, the writer crew has labored with thousands of school reviewers to refine the 1st version and to replace the content material in order that our scholars are uncovered to the main leading edge material.
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17a). Once a drug has been discovered that is effective in disease treatment, researchers may dig deeper and try to understand how the drug exerts its effects. In this way, discoverybased science may help us learn about basic concepts in medicine and biology. 17b). Over the past few decades, researchers have identified and begun to investigate newly discovered genes within the human genome without already knowing the function of the gene they are studying. The goal is to gather additional clues that may eventually allow them to propose a hypothesis that explains the gene’s function.
Most of the genetic material in eukaryotic cells is found in the cell nucleus. Its primary function is to encode the proteome. (b) The proteome is the entire protein complement of a cell or organism. Six general categories of proteins are illustrated. Proteins are largely responsible for the structure and function of cells and complete organisms. Concept check: Biologists sometimes say the genome is a storage unit, whereas the proteome is largely the functional unit of life. Explain this statement.
Certain ancient civilizations, such as the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, discovered that the bark of the white willow tree can be used to fight fever. 2). 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).