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Biological Inquiry: A Workbook of Investigative Cases, 3rd edition

  • Jane Reece
  • Lisa A. Urry
  • Michael L. Cain
  • Steven A. Wasserman
  • Peter V. Minorsky
  • Robert B. Jackson
  • Margaret B. Waterman
  • Ethel B. Stanley

Published by Pearson (October 5th 2010) - Copyright © 2011

3rd edition

Biological Inquiry: A Workbook of Investigative Cases

ISBN-13: 9780321683205

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This workbook offers an investigative case study for each unit of Campbell BIOLOGY,9/e , and two case studies that relate to multiple units. Each case study requires readers to synthesize information from the textbook and apply that knowledge to a real-world scenario as they evaluate new information, analyze evidence, plot data, or seek explanations. KEY TOPICS:Picture Perfect, Bean Brew, The Donor’s Dilemma, Tree Thinking, Unveiling the Carboniferous, Corn Under Construction, Galloper’s Gut, Back to the Bay, Pandemic Flu: Past and Possible, Shh: Silencing the Hedgehog Pathway. MARKET: Intended for those who are interested in learning the basics of General Biology Laboratory

Table of contents

I. The Chemistry of Life

Picture Perfect

A museum conservator needs to remove food stains from a new acquisition.

Topics covered: macromolecules, enzymes, and starches.


II. The Cell

Bean Brew

A new transgenic fungus enhances the production of soy sauce.

Topics covered: fermentation, metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, and respiration.


III. Genetics

The Donor’s Dilemma

A blood donor may have been exposed to West Nile virus.

Topics covered: protein synthesis, viral genomes, genomics, and transmission pathways.


IV. Mechanisms of Evolution

Tree Thinking

When identifying unknown meat, alleged to be whale, students use biotechnology tools to find new ways to determine relationships between related organisms.

Topics covered: phylogeny, classification, and forensics using DNA analysis.


V. The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity

Unveiling the Carboniferous

A biology consultant critiques the scientific accuracy of a proposed mural of the Carboniferous Period. Topics covered: geologic time, interpreting fossils, identifying period-appropriate organisms, and accurate visual depiction in science.


VI. Plant Form and Function

Corn Under Construction

Growers discuss the management of BT corn crops.

Topics covered: angiosperm anatomy and reproduction, biotechnology, and agriculture.


VII. Animal Form and Function

Galloper’s Gut

Horse owners train a new employee in the care and feeding of horses.

Topics covered: horse evolution, evolution of grass versus grain feeders, digestive processes, and anatomy of digestion.


VIII. Ecology

Back to the Bay

Taped gull distress calls are used at a Chesapeake Bay marina to control an annoying gull population.

Topics covered: animal behavior, population biology, characteristics of aquatic biomes, human population impacts, and conservation.



Pandemic Flu: Past and Possible

The oral history of a survivor of the 1918 flu epidemic contrasts with what we know today about pandemic flu.

Topics covered: immune response, viral structure, transmission and reproduction, informing the public, epidemiology modeling, and pandemic planning.



Shh: Silencing the Hedgehog Pathway

A diagnosis of skin cancer leads to the hedgehog signaling pathway.

Topics covered: cell signaling, antagonists, gene expression and development, stem cells, and monoclonal antibodies as research tools.

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