Life: The Science of Biology

Life: The Science of Biology

Language: English

Pages: 1267

ISBN: 1429298642

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From its first edition, Life has set the standard for experiment-based introductory biology texts. There is no stronger textbook for helping students understand not just what we know (scientific facts), but how we know it (the experimental process that leads to their discovery).
 
The new edition of Life builds upon this tradition, teaching fundamental concepts and showcasing significant research while responding to changes in biology education...

• PEDAGOGICALLY, with features that match the way students learn today, including chapter opening stories, art with balloon captions, and new Learning Objectives

 SCIENTIFICALLY, with a wealth of important new research throughout (see Table of Contents for highlights)

• TECHNOLOGICALLY, with instant access QR codes printed in the text, new interactive features (media clips, chapter summaries, a flashcard app), and a dramatically enhanced BioPortal, with the adaptive quizzing system, LearningCurve

• QUANTIFIABLY, with completely revised assessment resources and new ways of measuring students' progress

Also avalable, Volume Splits:—paperbound in full color!
Volume 1: The Cell and Heredity (Chapters 1-20)
Volume 2: Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology (Chapters 1, 21-33, 54-59)
Volume 3: Plants and Animals (Chapters 1, 34-53)

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restrict the movement of proteins within a membrane. The cytoskeleton may have components just below the inner face of the membrane that are attached to membrane proteins protruding into the cytoplasm. The stability of the cytoskeletal components may thus restrict movement of attached membrane proteins. Membranes are constantly changing Membranes in eukaryotic cells are constantly forming, transforming from one type to another, fusing with one another, and breaking down. As we discuss in Chapter

processes by which large particles and molecules are transported into and out of the cell. Endocytosis may be mediated by a receptor protein in the plasma membrane. • Explain the difference between phagocytosis and pinocytosis. See p. 123 • Describe an example of receptor-mediated endocytosis. See p. 123 and Figure 6.19 Coated vesicle 6.19 Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis The receptor proteins in a coated pit bind specific macromolecules, which are then carried into the cell by a coated

flower is an angiosperm’s structure for sexual reproduction 795 Flowering plants have microscopic gametophytes 796 Pollination in the absence of water is an evolutionary adaptation 798 Flowering plants prevent inbreeding 798 A pollen tube delivers sperm cells to the embryo sac 799 Angiosperms perform double fertilization 799 Embryos develop within seeds 800 Seed development is under hormonal control 801 Fruits assist in seed dispersal 801 38.2 What Determines the Transition from the Vegetative

Defenses? 877 Barriers and local agents defend the body against invaders 877 Other nonspecific defenses include specialized proteins and cellular processes 878 Inflammation is a coordinated response to infection or injury 878 Inflammation can cause medical problems 879 Cell signaling pathways stimulate the body’s defenses 879 42.3 How Does Specific Immunity Develop? 880 Adaptive immunity has four key features 880 Two types of specific immune responses interact: an overview 881 Genetic changes

species 1156 Biome distribution is not determined solely by temperature 1157 54.4 What Is a Biogeographic Region? 1157 Geological history influenced the distribution of organisms 1157 Two scientific advances changed the field of biogeography 1159 Biotic interchange follows fusion of land masses 1160 The oceans can be divided into several life zones 1163 Freshwater environments may be rich in species 1164 Estuaries have characteristics of both freshwater and marine environments 1164 55

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