Michael L Cain; et al's Discover biology PDF

By Michael L Cain; et al

ISBN-10: 039310334X

ISBN-13: 9780393103342

ISBN-10: 0393973778

ISBN-13: 9780393973778

ISBN-10: 0393975932

ISBN-13: 9780393975932

This new textbook is designed for non-specialist classes in biology or lifestyles sciences. It covers all elements of the self-discipline from cells and organisms to inhabitants and ecology. "Discover Biology" should still permit scholars taking the direction to appreciate easy organic rules and real-world purposes of biology, allowing them intelligently to procedure matters stated within the press or skilled of their day-by-day lives. Its significant energy is its skill to hide the recommendations with out wasting scholars in a mass of aspect

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It is difficult to overstate the significance of plants to other organisms. As photosynthesizing organisms, plants use sunlight and air to make food that they and the organisms that eat them can use. All other organisms on land ultimately depend on plants, eating plants or eating other organisms (such as animals) that eat plants, and so on. Many organisms live on or in plants, or on or in soils made up of decomposed plants. Flowering plants provide humans with materials such as cotton for clothing and with pharmaceuticals such as morphine.

Asian gypsy moths can also feed on and damage a wider variety of tree species. By studying their DNA, Richard Harrison and Steven Bogdanowicz of Cornell University were able to show that the newly invading moths were close relatives of moths from Asia. By determining which pests they were up against, and thus knowing how quickly the moths could spread and which plants they might attack, researchers were able to give forest managers a better chance of controlling the moths effectively. It was also systematists who solved the mystery of whether a dentist infected with HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS) had transmitted the virus to his patients.

We recognize six kingdoms: Bacteria, Archaea, Protista, Plantae, Fungi, and Animalia. 2. The prokaryotes, Bacteria and Archaea, are microscopic, single-celled organisms. Prokaryotes are more diverse in the ways they obtain their nutrition than are the members of the Eucarya. 3. Eukaryotic cells contain tiny structures with specialized functions known as organelles. Prokaryotes do not have organelles in their cells. A s described in Chapter 1, all living organisms share a basic set of characteristics.

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