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1. INTRODUCTION: Themes in the Study of Life
UNIT ONE: THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
2. The Chemical Context of Life
3. Water and the Fitness of the Environment
4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
5. The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules
UNIT TWO: THE CELL
6. A Tour of the Cell
7. Membrane Structure and Function
8. An Introduction to Metabolism
9. Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
11. Cell Communication
12. The Cell Cycle
UNIT THREE: GENETICS
13. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
14. Mendel and the Gene Idea
15. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
16. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
17. From Gene to Protein
18. Control of Gene Expression
21. Genomes and Their Evolution
UNIT FOUR: MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION
22. Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
23. The Evolution of Populations
24. The Origin of Species
25. The History of Life on Earth
UNIT FIVE: THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
26. Phylogeny and the Tree of Life
27. Bacteria and Archaea
29. Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land
30. Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
32. An Introduction to Animal Diversity
UNIT SIX: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION
35. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development
36. Transport in Vascular Plants
37. Soil and Plant Nutrition
38. Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology
39. Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals
UNIT SEVEN: ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION
40. Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function
41. Animal Nutrition
42. Circulation and Gas Exchange
43. The Immune System
44. Osmoregulation and Excretion
45. Hormones and the Endocrine System
46. Animal Reproduction
47. Animal Development
48. Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling
49. Nervous Systems
50. Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
51. Animal Behavior
UNIT EIGHT: ECOLOGY
52. An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
53. Population Ecology
54. Community Ecology
56. Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology
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