Nature of Biology 1 VCE Units 1 2 Ebookplus

Author(s): Rick Churchill

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Nature of Biology 1, 5th Edition, VCE Units 1 and 2 provides comprehensive coverage of the new VCE Study Design for 2016-2021. It includes Jacaranda's unique exam preparation tool, studyON, which has been fully integrated with the text to maximise every student's opportunity for exam success. Features and benefits * New HTML5 interactivities are available. These are designed to engage, excite and enhance understanding by bringing difficult concepts to life. * The theory is written by highly experienced authors with a proven and fundamental understanding of how students learn and succeed in exams. * Quick check revision questions throughout the chapter check and challenge students understanding. * A wide range of graded end-of-chapter questions including a Biochallenge section. * studyON VCE Biology Units 1 and 2 is fully integrated with the student text. studyON is Jacaranda's unique study, revision and exam preparation tool. Students can rely on Jacaranda's dedicated customer service and support. This resource is a hard-copy student text that includes the eBookPLUS and studyON VCE Biology Units 1 and 2. studyON for Units 1 and 2 is a comprehensive study, revision and exam preparation tool that delivers proven learning outcomes. Features and benefits * Sit exams: VCAA exam-style questions along with marking guides. Students receive instant feedback and can track their results at a concept, topic or whole-course level. * Concepts: Concept summary screens provide concise, in-depth explanations supported by relevant examples. * Read more: Hyperlinks direct students to more information in the Jacaranda eBookPLUS.

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Preface x About eBookPLUS xi How to use this book xii Acknowledgements xi Unit 1 Area of study 1 Chapter 1: Cells: basic units of life on Earth 1 Searching for life 2 Cells: the basic units of life 8 Prokaryotes: no nuclear envelope! 17 Plasma membrane: the gatekeeper 20 Functions of the plasma membrane 25 Crossing the plasma membrane 27 Scientist at work 41 Biochallenge 42 Chapter review 43 Chapter 2: Ultrastructure of cells 47 First life on Earth 48 Biologist at work 51 Tools for viewing cells 52 Ultrastructure of eukaryotic cells 57 Putting it together 75 The Endosymbiosis Theory 76 Biochallenge 80 Chapter review 81 Chapter 3: Energy transformations 83 Death at a nightclub 84 Requirements for life 85 Energy is needed for living 86 Organic molecules are needed for life 96 Radiant energy of sunlight 99 Photosynthesis: from sunlight to sugar 102 Living in darkness 108 Cellular respiration: energy transfer from glucose to ATP 112 Biochallenge 128 Chapter review 129 Chapter 4: Staying alive: systems in action 133 Dialysis to stay alive 134 Levels of organisation 138 Mammalian tissues, organs and systems 144 Circulatory system of mammals 149 Components of blood 150 Vessels to transport blood 153 The heart 158 Biologist at work 162 The excretory (urinary) system 163 Mammalian respiratory system 174 Tissues and organs in vascular plants 179 Transport in plants 181 Biochallenge 187 Chapter review 189 Area of study 2 Chapter 5: Adaptations for survival 193 The Rule of Threes 194 The desert environment 197 Adaptations for survival: desert animals 206 Vegetation types of arid Australia 214 The dominant plants 224 Survival in the cold 226 Biomimicry 230 Biochallenge 235 Chapter review 189 chapter 6: Survival through regulation 239 Death in the outback 240 Homeostasis: staying within limits 251 Regulating body fluids 263 Regulating blood glucose levels 267 Diabetes 270 Biochallenge 274 Chapter review 276 Chapter 7: Biodiversity and its organisation 279 What's in the tree tops? 280 Biodiversity: the variety of life 281 Biologist at work 292 Identification involves naming 293 How many different kinds? 299 Biologist at work 302 Biologist at work 306 Extinction: loss of diversity 308 Classification: forming groups 311 Biochallenge 323 Chapter review 324 Chapter 8: Relationships within an ecosystem 327 A day in the life of krill 328 Biologist at work 332 Ecosystems need energy 341 Energy flows through ecosystems 346 Interactions within ecosystems 352 Looking at populations 366 Biologist at work 372 Intrinsic growth rates 379 Biochallenge 383 Chapter review 384 Unit 2 Area of study 1 Chapter 9: Cell cycle 389 Saving burns victims 390 The cell cycle 393 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 405 Biochallenge 411 Chapter review 412 Chapter 10: Asexual reproduction 415 Jake's headache 416 Reproduction without sex 419 Examples of asexual reproduction 422 Technology: asexual reproduction 430 Biochallenge 438 Chapter review 439 Chapter 11: Sexual reproduction 441 Changes in family size 442 Sexual reproduction 443 Getting gametes together 453 Biologist at work 458 Biochallenge 460 Chapter review 461 Chapter 12: Cell growth and differentiation 463 Antenatal human development 464 Key events: embryonic development 470 Abnormal embryonic development 475 Cancer and the cell cycle 477 Biochallenge 480 Chapter review 481 Area of study 2 Chapter 13: Genomes, genes and alleles 483 What is a genome? 484 The Human Genome Project 484 Biologist at work 493 DNA and its bases 495 Solving the puzzle: the nature of genes 501 Looking at genes 510 Alleles: particular forms of a gene 513 Biochallenge 518 Chapter review 519 Chapter 14: Chromosomes: carriers of genes 521 Chromosomes: how many? 522 Chromosomes: genes carriers 536 Biologist at work 542 Biochallenge 543 Chapter review 544 Chapter 15: Genotypes and phenotypes 547 Baby Rose and the CFTR gene 548 What is a phenotype? 548 What is a genotype? 551 Relationship between expression of alleles 554 Environment interacts with genotype 558 Polygenic inheritance 562 Epigenetics 566 Biochallenge 568 Chapter review 569 Chapter 16: Genetic crosses: rules of the game 571 Making melanin pigment 572 Dihybrid crosses: two genes in action 582 Genetic testing and screening 590 Family pedigrees: patterns of inheritance 594 Biochallenge 602 Chapter review 603 Glossary 605 Index 617

General Fields

  • : 9780730321361
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : Jacaranda Wiley, Australia
  • : Contains Online resource
  • : 0.001
  • : November 2015
  • : 280mm X 215mm X 20mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : Rick Churchill
  • : Multiple copy pack
  • : 5th Revised edition
  • : 570
  • : 648