Biology

Biology I: Broad biological principles for non-science majors: scientific method; biological molecules, cell structure and function; genetics and evolution. Scientific method; general concepts and principles of biological molecules, cell structure and function; genetics (science majors). 

Biology II: Broad biological principles for non-science majors: evolution and biological diversity. Topics may vary. General concepts and principles of ecology, evolution, and biological diversity (science majors).

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BIOL 1620 – College Biology Laboratory II lab manual
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Introduction to Microscopy Lab
Measurement Lab
History of Life Lab
Phylogeny Lab
Prokaryotes Lab I
Prokaryotes Lab II
Supergroups Excavata and Amoebozoa
Supergroup SAR
Supergroup Archaeplastida I – red algae, green algae, charophytes, seedless plants
Supergroup Archaeplastida II – seed plants
Supergroup Opisthokonta – Fungi
Supergroup Opisthokonta – Basal Animals and Deuterostomes
Supergroup Opisthokonta – Protostomes

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Biology
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Author:
Dr. Bill Tanner
Dr. Melissa Hardy
Date Added:
07/06/2020
Biology 2e
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Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

Table of Contents
Preface

1. The Chemistry of Life

2. The Cell

3. Genetics

4. Evolutionary Processes

5. Biological Diversity

6. Plant Structure and Function

7. Animal Structure and Function

8. Ecology

The Periodic Table of Elements

Geological Time

Measurements and the Metric System

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Biology
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Author:
Jung Choi
Mary Ann Clark
Matthew Douglas
Date Added:
06/19/2020
Biology I
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An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors.  Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.

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Biology
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Lumen Learning
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Author:
David Fernandez
Leslie Orzetti
Paula Rodgers
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Biology II
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This template course was developed from generally available open educational resources (OER) in use at multiple institutions, drawing mostly from a primary work published by OpenStax College Concepts of Biology, but also including additional open works from various sources as noted in attributions on each page of materials.

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Biology
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Lumen Learning
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Biology OER
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Assorted biology-related OER including biomedical science, biology and forensic science. OER in multiple formats including video, animations and downloadable text.

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Biology
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De Montfort University
Author:
Vivien Rolfe and others
Date Added:
11/12/2019
Biology for Majors I
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Module 1: Introduction to Biology
The Characteristics of Life
Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
Taxonomy
The Study of Biology

Module 2: Chemistry of Life
Atoms and Elements
Atomic Bonds
Functional Groups
The pH Scale
Chemical Reactions
Thermodynamics
Assignment: Biological Astronaut

Module 3: Important Biological Macromolecules
Proteins
Lipids
Carbohydrates
Nucleic Acids
Comparing Biological Macromolecules
Assignment: Nutritionist for a Day

Module 4: Cellular Structure
Microscopy
Organelles
The Cytoskeleton
The Cell Surface
Assignment: Cell Builder

Module 5: Cell Membranes
Structure of the Membrane
Kinds of Transport
Endocytosis and Exocytosis
Assignment: Membranes Alive!

Module 6: Metabolic Pathways
Redox Reactions
Photosynthesis
Cellular Respiration
Fermentation
Assignment: Observing Energy Transactions

Module 7: Cell Communication
Signaling Molecules and Cellular Receptors
Propagation of the Signal
Response to the Signal
Signaling in Single-Celled Organisms

Module 8: Cell Division
Chromosomes and DNA Packaging
The Cell Cycle
Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Meiosis
Genetic Diversity
Errors in Chromosome Number
Assignment: Mitosis and Meiosis Internet Quests

Module 9: DNA Structure and Replication
Storing Genetic Information
DNA Base Pairs and Replication
DNA Mutations
Assignment: Which Has More DNA?

Module 10: DNA Transcription and Translation
Transcription
Translation
Prokaryotic Transcription and Translation
The Central Dogma

Module 11: Gene Expression
Regulation of Gene Expression
Prokaryotic Gene Regulation
Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
Assignment: How Mutations Work

Module 12: Trait Inheritance
The Father of Genetics
Beyond Dominance and Recessiveness
Heredity and Disease
Genetics and the Environment
Assignment: Dragon Genetics

Module 13: Theory of Evolution
Charles Darwin
Evidence for Evolution
Mutations and Evolution
Phylogenetic Trees

Module 14: Modern Biology
Key Technologies
Biotechnology Applications
Risks and Benefits of Genomic Science
Assignment: When Jabberjays Attack!

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Biology
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Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
11/30/2020
Biology for Majors II
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Module 1: Introduction to Biology
Characteristics of Life
Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
Taxonomy
The Study of Biology

Module 2: Viruses
Viral Evolution, Morphology, and Classification
Virus Infections and Hosts
Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections
Prions and Viroids

Module 3: History of Life
Evolution
Speciation
The Evolution of Populations
Phylogenies and the History of Life

Module 4: Prokaryotes
Prokaryotic Diversity
The Structure of Prokaryotes
Prokaryotic Metabolism
Bacterial Diseases in Humans
Beneficial Prokaryotes

Module 5: Protists
Characteristics of Protists
Groups of Protists
Ecology of Protists

Module 6: Fungi
Characteristics of Fungi
Classifications of Fungi
Ecology of Fungi
Fungal Parasites and Pathogens

Module 7: Plant Diversity
Seedless Plants
Seed Plants

Module 8: Plant Structure and Function
Plant Structures
Transport of Water and Solutes in Plants
Plant Sensory Systems and Responses
Plant Growth
Plant Nutrition

Module 9: Plant Reproduction
Reproductive Development and Structure
Asexual Reproduction in Plants
Sexual Reproduction in Plants

Module 10: Animal Diversity
Evolutionary History of the Animal Kingdom
Animal Phylogeny
Animal Form and Function
Animal Primary Tissues
Animal Reproduction
Homeostasis

Module 11: Invertebrates
Phylum Porifera
Phylum Cnidaria
Superphylum Lophotrochozoa
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Superphylum Deuterostomia

Module 12: Vertebrates
Chordates
Fishes
Amphibians
Amniotes
Reptiles
Birds
Mammals

Module 13: Overview of Body Systems
Integration of Systems
Control Systems
Cell Maintenance Systems
Support Systems

Module 14: The Nervous System
Components of the Nervous System
Neuron Communication
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
Nervous System Disorders

Module 15: The Endocrine System
Types of Hormones
How Hormones Work
Regulation of Body Processes
Endocrine Glands

Module 16: The Reproductive System
Reproduction Methods
Human Reproductive Anatomy
Hormonal Control of Human Reproduction
Fertilization
Early Embryonic Development
Human Pregnancy and Birth

Module 17: Sensory Systems
The Senses
Somatosensation
Taste and Smell
Hearing and Vestibular Sensation
Vision

Module 18: The Circulatory System
The Circulatory System
Structure and Function of Blood
The Mammalian Heart
Blood Flow and Blood Pressure Regulation

Module 19: The Respiratory System
Systems of Gas Exchange
Gas Exchange across Respiratory Surfaces
Breathing
Transport of Gases in Human Bodily Fluids

Module 20: The Immune System
The Innate Immune Response
The Adaptive Immune Response
Antibodies

Module 21: The Digestive System
Digestive Systems
Nutrition and Energy Production
Digestive System Processes and Regulation

Module 22: The Excretory System
Osmoregulation and Osmotic Balance
Kidneys and Osmoregulatory Organs
Excretion Systems

Module 23: The Musculoskeletal System
Skeletal Systems
Bones
Joints and Skeletal Movement
Muscle Contraction and Locomotion

Module 24: The Integumentary System
Structure and Function of Skin
Accessory Structures of the Skin
Functions of the Integumentary System
Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries of the Integumentary System

Module 25: Ecology of Living Things
The Scope of Ecology
Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Biomes
Population Ecology
Community Ecology

Module 26: Ecology and the Environment
Energy in the Environment
Biogeochemical Cycles
Climate Change
Conservation Biology and Biodiversity

Subject:
Biology
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Lumen Learning
Date Added:
11/30/2020
Canvas Course Shell for Concepts of Biology
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This module contains a link to download the Canvas Course shell for this entire course. The link will allow instructors from institutions that use the Canvas LMS to download the entire Canvas course for use.

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Biology
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Full Course
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concept of Biology Study Guides
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This module contains study guides for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 in the Concepts of Biology textbook. The study guides are a list of questions that Instructors can give to students to help them prepare for tests. They can also be used for homework or in-class assignments.

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Biology
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
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Amanda Brammer
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03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology
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Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

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Biology
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Textbook
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Rice University
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Author:
James Wise
Rebecca Roush
Samantha Fowler
Date Added:
01/30/2013
Concepts of Biology Canvas Course Shell
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03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Course Information
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Biology
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
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Amanda Brammer
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03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Lecture PowerPoints
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pptx format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

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Biology
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Concepts of Biology Lecture PowerPoints
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The biology material in these PowerPoint presentations comes from an OER (Open Education Resource) textbook. The textbook is Concepts of Biology, by Rice University. The textbook can be found on the following website under the subject of science: https://openstax.org/

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Biology
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Concepts of Biology Modified PowerPoints
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These PowerPoint presentations are a modified version of the PowerPoints that match the OER textbook Concepts of Biology by Rice University.

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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
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Tracie Rizan Bates
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03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology - PDF Version of PowerPoints
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Biology
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Concepts of Biology PowerPoints (pdf for ADA)
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pdf format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. They have been modified for ADA compliance for use with screen readers. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

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Biology
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
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Amanda Brammer
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03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Vocabulary Worksheets
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These are simple worksheets created using the vocabulary words found at the end of each chapter of the Concepts of Biology by Rice University textbook. They can be modified and can by used as homework assignments, in class activities, extra credit assignments, etc.

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Biology
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
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Tracie Rizan Bates
Date Added:
03/11/2021