50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know

Editor/Author Chamary, J.V.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Quercus

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-84-866669-6
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 42
Book Status: Available
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From mass extinction to immunity, and from sociobiology to swarm behaviour, 50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know will open you eyes to the fundamental biological processes that are essential to all life on earth, beginning with innovations unique to animals - such as the development of muscles and importance of circulation - and moving through to genetics, cells, tissues and, finally, the nature of groups of organisms.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 01 Evolution
  • 02 Genes
  • 03 The cell
  • 04 The origin of life
  • 05 The tree of life
  • 06 Sex
  • 07 Heredity
  • 08 Recombination
  • 09 Mutation
  • 10 The double helix
  • 11 The genetic code
  • 12 Gene expression
  • 13 Protein folding
  • 14 Junk DNA
  • 15 Epigenetics
  • 16 The phenotype
  • 17 Endosymbiosis
  • 18 Respiration
  • 19 Photosynthesis
  • 20 Cell division
  • 21 The cell cycle
  • 22 Cancer
  • 23 Viruses
  • 24 Prions
  • 25 Multicellularity
  • 26 Circulation
  • 27 Ageing
  • 28 Stem cells
  • 29 Fertilization
  • 30 Embryogenesis
  • 31 Morphology
  • 32 Colouration
  • 33 Immunity
  • 34 Homeostasis
  • 35 Stress
  • 36 Body clocks
  • 37 Sleep
  • 38 Memory
  • 39 Intelligence
  • 40 Humans
  • 41 Pollination
  • 42 The Red Queen
  • 43 Ecosystems
  • 44 Natural selection
  • 45 Genetic drift
  • 46 The selfish gene
  • 47 Cooperation
  • 48 Speciation
  • 49 Extinction
  • 50 Synthetic biology
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgements
  • Picture Credits