eBook Biology, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028663713
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663715
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  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 1361 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released February 2016
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The 439 A-Z entries cover biological concepts, the history of science, such critical issues as embryogenesis and the commercial applications of research, ethical issues, and careers in biology, serving as a broad introduction to the many facets of biology. More than 60 entries are brand new and almost three times as many entries are substantially revised and updated; all entries have been reviewed for currency. This edition highlights advances in biology that have taken place since the beginning of the 21st century and topics of contemporary interest, including molecular genetics, biotechnology, human physiology, biodiversity, and ecology. Biographical sidebars feature scientists who have made significant contributions to their fields.

The writing level makes accurate information accessible to a high school audience. Full-color photographs, diagrams, and sidebars add visual interest. More than 600 terms are defined in the margins of the pages where they appear and compiled into a convenient glossary at the back of each volume. Each entry contains a bibliography/suggestions for further reading. A thematic outline provides a guide to entries by subject. Handy references in the front matter include a geologic time scale and metric conversion table.

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Biology, Second Edition is a useful reference source for introductory research on selected biological topics. Emphasis on molecular and cellular biology is noted. Most appropriate for high school and undergraduate library collections that support human biology or premed courses.

— Caroline L. Gilson

Table of Contents

TOC.
Preface.
Thematic Outline.
For Your Reference.
List of Contributors.
Adaptation.
Adrenal Gland.
Aging, Biology of.
Agriculture.
AIDS.
Alcohol and Health.
Algae.
Allergies.
Alternation of Generations.
Amino Acid.
Amniotic Egg.
Amphibian.
Anabolic Steroids.
Anatomical Terminology.
Anatomy of Plants.
Angiosperms.
Animalia.
Annelid.
Antibodies in Research.
Antibody.
Antisense Oligonucleotides.
Apoptosis.
Arachnid.
Archaea.
Arthropod.
Asymmetric Cell Division.
Autoimmune Disease.
Bacterial Cell.
Bacterial Diseases.
Bacterial Genetics.
Bacterial Viruses.
Behavior, Genetic Basis of.
Behavioral Ecology.
Biodiversity.
Biogeochemical Cycles.
Biogeography.
Bioinformatics.
Biological Weapons.
Biology.
Biology of Race.
Biome.
Biotechnology.
Bird.
Birth Control.
BLAST.
Blood.
Blood Clotting.
Blood Sugar Regulation.
Blood Vessels.
Body Cavities.
Bone.
Bony Fish.
Brain.
BRCA1/BRCA2.
Bryophytes.
Buffon, Count (Georges-Louis Leclerc).
C4 and CAM Plants.
Cambrian Explosion.
Cancer.
Cancer Immunotherapy.
Carbohydrates.
Carbon Cycle.
Cardiovascular Diseases.
Careers in Biology.
Careers in Environmental.
Science.
Careers in Medicine.
Carson, Rachel.
Cartilaginous Fish.
Cell.
Cell Culture.
Cell Cycle.
Cell Evolution.
Cell Junctions.
Cell Motility.
Cell Signaling.
Cell Wall.
Central Nervous System.
Chemoreception.
Chloroplast.
Chordata.
Chromosome, Eukaryotic.
Chromosome Aberrations.
Circulatory Systems.
Cladogram.
Clinical Trials.
Clone.
Cnidaria.
Co-evolution.
Community Ecology.
Competition.
Conifers.
Connective Tissue.
Conservation.
Control Mechanisms of Enzyme Activity.
Control of Gene Expression.
Convergent Evolution.
Coral Reef.
Creationism.
Crick, Francis.
CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats).
Crocodilians.
Crustacean.
Cyanobacteria.
Cytokinesis.
Cytoskeleton.
Darwin, Charles.
De Saussure, Nicolas-Th eodore.
Desert.
Desertification.
Development.
Differentiation in Plants.
Digestion.
Digestive System.
Disease.
DNA.
DNA Sequencing.
DNA Viruses.
Drug Testing.
Dubos, Ren e.
Glossary.
Volume 2.
Echinoderm.
Ecology.
Ecology, History of.
Ecosystem and Conservation.
Ecology.
Ecosystem Services.
Edwards, Robert.
Electron Microscopy.
Electrophoresis.
Encapsulated Cell Therapy.
Endangered Species.
Endocrine System.
Endocytosis.
Endoplasmic Reticulum.
Entomologist.
Environmental Health.
Enzymes.
Epigenetics.
Epithelium.
Estuaries.
Ethnobotany.
Eubacteria.
Eudicots.
Evolution.
Evolution, Evidence for.
Evolution of Plants.
Excretory Systems.
Exocytosis.
Extinction.
Extracellular Matrix.
Extreme Communities.
Eye.
Feeding Strategies.
Female Reproductive System.
Fermentation.
Fetal Development, Human.
Fetal Testing (CVS, Amnio, Cell-Free DNA Testing).
Field Studies in Animal Behavior.
Field Studies in Plant.
Ecology.
Fire Ecology.
Flight.
Flowers.
Fluorescent Protein Technology.
Forensic DNA Analysis.
Forester.
Forests.
Fossils.
FOXP2.
Franklin, Rosalind.
Fruits.
Fungal Diseases.
Fungi.
Gas Exchange.
Gene.
Gene Therapy.
Genetic Analysis.
Genetic Code.
Genetic Control of Development.
Genetic Diseases.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Genetics of Cancer Cells.
Genome.
Genome-Wide Association Studies.
Genomic Library – cDNA.
Genomics.
Global Climate Change.
Glycolysis.
Golgi.
Grain.
Grasses.
Grassland.
Gray, Asa.
Growth.
Gurdon, John.
Gymnosperms.
Habitat.
Habitat Fragmentation and.
HabitatCorridors.
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium.
Harvey, William.
Health.
Hearing.
Heart and Circulation.
HeLa Cells.
Herbal Medicine.
Herbivory and Plant Defenses.
History of Biology: Biochemistry.
History of Biology: Cell Theory and Cell Structure.
History of Biology: Inheritance.
History of Evolutionary Thought.
History of Medicine.
History of Plant Physiology.
Homeostasis.
Hormones.
Hormones, Plant.
Human Evolution.
Human Genome Project.
Human Microbiome Project.
Human Nutrition.
Human Population.
Hybridization.
Hybridization, Plant.
Hypothalamus.
Imaging in Medicine.
Immune Response.
Indicator Species.
Ingenhousz, Jan.
Insect.
Invasive Species.
Ion Channels.
iPSCs (Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells).
Kidney.
Kingdom.
Krebs Cycle.
Glossary.
Lakes and Ponds.
Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste.
Landscape Ecology.
Leakey Family.
Leaves.
Leeuwenhoek, Antony van.
Lichen.
Life Cycle, Human.
Life Cycles.
Life, What Is.
Light Microscopy.
Linkage and Gene Mapping.
Linnaeus, Carolus.
Lipids.
Liver.
Locomotion.
Lymphatic System.
Lysosomes.
Male Reproductive System.
Mammal.
Marshall, Barry.
Mating Systems.
McClintock, Barbara.
Meiosis.
Membrane Proteins.
Membrane Structure.
Membrane Transport.
Mendel, Gregor.
Meristems.
Metabolism, Cellular.
Metabolism, Human.
Metagenomics.
Microbiota.
Microclimate and Macroclimate, Climograph.
Migration.
Mimicry, Camouflage, and Warning Coloration.
Mitochondrion.
Mitosis.
Model Organisms: Cell Biology and Genetics.
Model Organisms: Physiology and Medicine.
Mollusk.
Monocots.
Multigene Families.
Muscle.
Musculoskeletal System.
Mutation.
Mycorrhizae.
Natural Selection.
Nematode.
Nervous Systems.
Neurologic Diseases.
Neuron.
Nitrogen Cycle.
Nitrogen Fixation.
Non-Coding RNA, RNAi, Dicer, siRNA.
Nonspecific Defense.
Nuclear Transport.
Nucleolus.
Nucleotides.
Nucleus.
Ocean Ecosystems.
Organ.
Organelle.
Organic Agriculture.
Origin of Life.
Osmoregulation.
Oxidative Phosphorylation.
Pain.
Paleontology.
Pancreas.
Parasitic Diseases.
Pasteur, Louis.
Patterns of Inheritance.
Pauling, Linus.
Pedigrees and Modes of Inheritance.
Peripheral Nervous System.
Peroxisomes.
Personalized Medicine.
Pheromone.
Photoperiodism.
Photosynthesis.
Physiological Ecology.
Pituitary Gland.
Plankton.
Plant.
Plant Development.
Plant Nutrition.
Plant Pathogens and Pests.
Plasma Membrane.
Platyhelminthes.
Poisonous Plants.
Poisons.
Pollination and Fertilization.
Pollution and Bioremediation.
Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Population Ecology.
Population Genetics.
Porifera.
Porter, Keith.
Predation and Defense.
Primate.
Prion.
Probability in Genetics.
Propagation.
Protein Structure.
Protein Synthesis.
Protein Targeting.
Protista.
Protozoa.
Protozoan Diseases.
Pseudogenes.
Psychiatric Disorders, Biology of.
Psychoactive Drugs.
Pteridophytes.
Glossary.
Quorum Sensing.
Radiation Hybrid Mapping.
Radionuclides.
Recombinant DNA.
Regenerative Medicine.
Remote Sensing.
Replication of DNA.
Reproduction in Plants.
Reproductive Technology.
Reptile.
Respiration.
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP).
Retrovirus.
Reverse Transcriptase.
Rhythms of Plant Life.
Ribosome.
Riparian Zone.
Rivers and Streams.
RNA.
RNA Processing.
Roots.
Salinization.
Scaling.
Secondary Metabolites in Plants.
Seed Germination and Dormancy.
Seedless Vascular Plants.
Seeds.
Senescence.
Sex Chromosomes.
Sex Determination.
Sexual Reproduction.
Sexual Reproduction, Evolution of.
Sexual Selection.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Shoots.
Short Tandem Repeats.
Signaling and Signal Transduction.
Skeletons.
Skin.
Sleep.
Slime Molds.
Social Behavior.
Sociobiology.
Soil.
Southern and Northern Bloting.
Speciation.
Species.
Spinal Cord.
Stress Response.
Structure Determination.
Superbugs.
Symbiosis.
Synaptic Transmission.
Synthetic Biology.
T Cells.
Taxonomy, History of.
Temperature Regulation.
Theoretical Ecology.
Thyroid Gland.
Ti Plasmids.
Tissue.
Torrey, John.
Touch.
Transcription.
Transfer RNA.
Transgenic Techniques.
Translocation.
Transplant Medicine.
Transposon.
Tropisms and Nastic Movements.
Tuatara.
Tundra.
Tunicate.
Turtle.
Urban Ecology.
Vaccines.
Vacuole.
van Helmont, Jan.
Vavilov, Nikolay.
Vesalius, Andreas.
Viral Diseases.
Virus.
Vision.
Vitamins and Coenzymes.
von Humboldt, Alexander.
Warren, Robin.
Water.
Water Movement in Plants.
Watson, James.
Wetlands.
Wood and Wood Products.
Yamanaka, Shinya.
Zoology.
Glossary.
Index.