By Peter Stiling, Robert Brooker, Eric Widmaier, Linda Graham

The first version of BIOLOGY, written through Dr. Rob Brooker, Dr. Eric Widmaier, Dr. Linda Graham, and Dr. Peter Stiling, has reached millions of scholars and supplied them with a great view of the organic international. Now, the second one version has gotten even greater! the writer crew is devoted to generating the main enticing and present textual content that's on hand for undergraduate scholars who're majoring in biology. we'd like our scholars to be encouraged through the sphere of biology and develop into severe thinkers. To this finish, we've got made the next adjustments through the complete book.
* every one bankruptcy within the moment variation starts with an enticing tale or set of observations that might trap the students’ pursuits as they start to learn a chapter.
* to aid scholars try their wisdom and important considering talents, we've got elevated the variety of thought cost questions which are linked to the determine legends and revised the various of the questions on the finish of every bankruptcy so that they are at a better point in Bloom’s taxonomy. a solution key for the questions is now supplied in an appendix on the finish of the book.
* To additional support scholars savour the medical procedure, the function research in every one bankruptcy now contains 3 new parts: a end, the unique magazine quotation for the test, and questions which are without delay regarding the experiment.
* Many pictures and micrographs were enlarged or changed with greater images.
* The presentation of the fabric has been subtle by means of dividing many of the chapters into smaller sections and via the modifying of complicated sentences.

With regard to the clinical content material within the textbook, the writer crew has labored with 1000s of school reviewers to refine the 1st variation and to replace the content material in order that our scholars are uncovered to the main innovative material.

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10). 7 An example of modification of a structure for a new function. The bird shown here has used a modified milk carton in which to build its nest. By analogy, evolution also involves the modification of pre-existing structures for a new function. 8 An example showing a modification that has occurred as a result of biological evolution. The wing of a bat and the flipper of a dolphin were modified from a limb that was used for walking in a pre-existing ancestor. Concept check: Among mammals, give two examples of how the tail has been modified for different purposes.

For example, you may have heard in the news media that resistance to antibiotics among bacteria is a growing medical problem. 10). 7 An example of modification of a structure for a new function. The bird shown here has used a modified milk carton in which to build its nest. By analogy, evolution also involves the modification of pre-existing structures for a new function. 8 An example showing a modification that has occurred as a result of biological evolution. The wing of a bat and the flipper of a dolphin were modified from a limb that was used for walking in a pre-existing ancestor.

The process of development produces organisms with a defined set of characteristics. Among unicellular organisms such as bacteria, new cells are relatively small, and they increase in volume by the synthesis of additional cellular components. 5e). 8/25/09 3:42:07 PM 4 CHAPTER 1 Reproduction All living organisms have a finite life span. 5f). A key feature of reproduction is that offspring tend to have characteristics that greatly resemble those of their parent(s). How is this possible? All living organisms contain genetic material composed of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), which provides a blueprint for the organization, development, and function of living things.

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