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BIOLOGY STUDY GUIDE

Boost Your grades with this comprehensive study guide. You will use this guide from an undergraduate school all the way to graduate school. FREE first chapter in the trial version.


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Intended for everyone interested in Biology, particularly undergraduate and graduate life science students, and advanced high school students

Features:

  • Fully illustrated.
  • Written in clear, concise format.
  • Detailed description on cell components and biochemical processes.
  • Mendelian Genetics and Molecular biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Plants
  • Chemical Review
  • Difficult concepts are explained in simple terms.
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  • Text annotation and mark-up
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  • Automatic synchronization between the handheld and the desktop PC. You could read half of the book on the handheld, then finish reading on the desktop. Annotations and drawings are also synchronized.

Table of Contents:

I. Cell

Cell: Cell membrane | Cytoskeleton | Genetic material | Organelles | Prokaryotic cells | Eukaryotic cells | Growth and metabolism | Creation of new cells | Protein synthesis | Origins of cells | History

Types of Cells: Prokaryotes | Bacteria | Groups | Gram-positive | Gram-negative | Cyanobacteria | Archaea | Eukaryotes | Comparison of eukaryotic and procariotic cells | Plant Cells | Comparison of animal and plant cells

Bacterial cell structure: Cell envelope | Cytoplasmic membrane | Surface structures | Intracellular structures | Endospores

Cell Components: Cell wall | Cell membrane | Chloroplast | Cilium | Centriole | Centrosome | Glyoxysome | Cytoplasm | Cytoskeleton | Endoplasmic reticulum | Flagellum | Golgi apparatus | Lysosome | Melanosome | Mitochondria | Mitotic spindle | Nucleus | Nucleolus | Peroxisome | Plasmodesmata | Plastid | Ribosome | Vacuole | Vesicle

Cellular Respiration: Aerobic respiration | Theoretical yields | Anaerobic respiration | Fermentation | ATP

Mitochondria: Functions | Oxidative phosphorylation | Oxidative decarboxylation | Electron transport | Mitochondrial DNA | Reproduction | Origin

Cell Membrane: Phospholipids | Cholesterol | Diffusion | Osmosis | Electrochemical gradient | Membrane permeability | Passive transport | Facilitated diffusion | Ion channel | Active transport | The ATP-Dependent Na/K Pump | V-ATPase | Exocytosis | Endocytosis | Cell wall | Cell envelope | Chitin | Peptidoglycan

Viruses: Discovery | Origins | Classification | Structure | Replication | Lifeform debate | Viruses and disease | Applications | Etymology

II. Cell Reproduction

Cell division: Prokaryotic binary fission | Bacterial conjugation | Eukaryotic Cell Cycle | Mitosis: Prophase | Prometaphase | Metaphase | Anaphase | Telophase | Cytokinesis | Meiosis | Genetic recombination | Chromosomal crossover | Fertilization | Cell Cycle Regulation | Apoptosis | Cancer

III. Mendelian Genetics

Introduction | Phenotype | Mendel's Law of Segregation (First Law) | Mendel's law of independent assortment (Second Law) | Background | Mendelian mutation

IV. Molecular Biology

Genome: Gene | Chromosomes | Homologous chromosomes | Karyotype | Locus | Chromatin: Euchromatin | Heterochromatin | Histone | Nucleosome | Somatic Cell | Gametes: Ovum | Sperm | Human Genome | Mutation | Plasmids

DNA: DNA replication | Topoisomerase | Helicase | DNA Polymerase | Replication fork | Homologous Recombination | Mitochondrial DNA | Genetic code | Gene expression | DNA Repair | Recombinant DNA | Antisense

RNA: Transcription | Prokaryotic transcription | Eukaryotic transcription | RNA Polymerases | Regulation of Transcription in Eukaryotes | Activator | Coactivator | Enhancer | Promoter | mRNA | Post-transcriptional modification | Splicing | Intron | Exon | Alternative splicing | Polyadenylation | 5' cap | tRNA | Non-coding RNA | siRNA | RNA Degradation

Protein Biosynthesis: Translation of mRNA | Ribosome | Posttranslational modification | Protein Folding | Protein Structure | Regulation of Protein Function | Protein Degradation

Cell Signaling: Types of signals | Transmembrane receptors | Nuclear receptors | Signal Amplification | Second messenger | Calcium | Enzymes

Evolution: Basic Processes | Mechanisms of Evolution | Evidence of evolution | Ancestry of organisms | History of evolutionary thought | Study of evolution | Social and religious controversies

V. Human Anatomy

Circulatory System: Heart | Aorta | Arteries | Arterioles | Capillaries | Venules | Veins | Vena cava | Lungs | Blood

Digestive System: Mouth | Esophagus | Stomach | Pancreas | Gallbladder | Liver | Small intestine | Large intestine

Endocrine System: Adrenal gland | Corpus luteum | Hypothalamus | Ovaries | Pancreas | Parathyroid gland | Pineal gland | Pituitary gland | Testes | Thyroid gland

Integumentary System: Skin | Sweat glands

Lymphatic System: Lymph nodes | Lymphocytes | Lymph vessels

Muscular System: Muscular tissue | Cardiac muscle | Skeletal muscle | Smooth muscle | Muscle contraction | Primary motor cortex | Motor neuron

Nervous System: Neuron | Brain | Spinal cord | Central nervous system | Peripheral nervous system

Reproductive System - Female: Cervix | Fallopian tubes | Mammary glands | Ovaries | Urethra | Uterus | Vagina | Menstrual Cycle

Reproductive System - Male: Ejaculatory duct | Epididymis | Penis | Prostate | Seminal vesicles | Spermatic cord | Testes | Urethra | Vas deferens

Respiratory System: Trachea | Lungs

Skeletal System: Human Skeleton | Skull

Urinary system: Kidneys | Nephron | Ureters | Urinary bladder

VI. Plants

Plants: Classification | Embryophytes | Algae and fungi | Importance | Growth | Nutrients | Ecological relationships | Fossils | Flower | Plant Cells | Comparison of animal and plant cells

Photosynthesis:  Chloroplast | Plastid | Plant photosynthesis | Photosynthesis in algae and bacteria | Discovery | Molecular production | Bioenergetics | Factors affecting photosynthesis | Light reaction | Dark reaction | Carbon Fixation | Calvin cycle | Pigments: Chlorophyll

Ecology: Biosphere | The ecosystem concept | Dynamics and stability | Spatial relationships and subdivisions of land | Ecosystem productivity | Ecological crisis | Basic Ecology Glossary | Invasive Species Glossary

VII. Chemical Review

Chemistry Review: Covalent bond | Non-covalent bonds | Ionic bond | Hydrogen bond | Van der Waals attractions | Hydrophilic | Hydrophobic | Polarity | pH | Acid | Alkaline | Base | Reduction and oxidation | Hydrolysis

Biomolecules: Carbohydrates | Monosaccharides | Disaccharide | Polysaccharide | Lipids | Fatty Acids | Triglyceride | Proteins | Amino Acids | Enzymes | Nucleic acids | DNA | RNA | Adenin | Cytosine | Guanine | Thymine | Uracil

Lab Techniques: Chromatography | Mass spectrometry | Gram stain | Plasmids | PCR | DNA Electrophoresis | DNA ladder | Southern blot

 

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