Principles of Life
Second EditionDavid M. Hillis; David Sadava; Richard W. Hill; Mary V. Price©2015
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Table of Contents
PART 1: CELLS1. Introduction2. The Chemistry and Energy of Life3. Nucleic Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes4. Cells: The Working Units of Life5. Cell Membranes and Signaling6. Pathways that Harvest and Store Chemical Energy PART 2: GENETICS7. The Cell Cycle and Cell Division8. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes9. DNA and Its Role in Heredity10. From DNA to Protein: Gene Expression11. Regulation of Gene Expression12. Genomes13. Biotechnology14. Genes, Development, and Evolution PART 3: EVOLUTION15. Processes of Evolution 16. Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies 17. Speciation 18. The History of Life on Earth PART 4: DIVERSITY19. Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses20. The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes 21. The Evolution of Plants22. The Evolution and Diversity of Fungi23. Animal Origins and Diversity PART 5: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION24. The Plant Body25. Plant Nutrition and Transport26. Plant Growth and Development 27. Reproduction of Flowering Plants28. Plants in the Environment PART 6: ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION29. Fundamentals of Animal Function30. Nutrition and Digestion31. Breathing32. Circulation33. Muscle and Movement34. Neurons, Sense Organs, and Nervous Systems35. Nervous and Endocrine Control36. Water and Salts: Excretion37. Animal Reproduction38. Animal Development39. Immunology: Animal Defense Systems40. Animal Behavior PART 7: ECOLOGY41. The Distribution of Earths Ecological Systems42. Populations 43. Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Interactions within and among Species 44. Ecological Communities 45. The Global Ecosystem