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1.Evolution, the Themes of Biology, and Scientific InquiryUNIT 1: THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE2.The Chemical Context of Life3.Water and Life4.Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life5.The Structure and Function of Large Biological MoleculesUNIT 2: THE CELL6.A Tour of the Cell7.Membrane Structure and Function8.An Introduction to Metabolism9.Cellular Respiration and Fermentation10.Photosynthesis11.Cell Communication12.The Cell CycleUNIT 3: GENETICS13.Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles14.Mendel and the Gene Idea15.The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance16.The Molecular Basis of Inheritance17.Gene Expression: From Gene to Protein18.Regulation of Gene Expression19.Viruses20.DNA Tools and Biotechnology21.Genomes and Their EvolutionUNIT 4: MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION22.Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life23.The Evolution of Populations24.The Origin of Species25.The History of Life on EarthUNIT 5: THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY26.Phylogeny and the Tree of Life27.Bacteria and Archaea28.Protists29.Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land30.Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants31.Fungi32.An Overview of Animal Diversity33.An Introduction to Invertebrates34.The Origin and Evolution of VertebratesUNIT 6: PLANT FORM AND FUNCTION35.Vascular Plant Structure, Growth, and Development36.Resource Acquisition and Transport in Vascular Plants37.Soil and Plant Nutrition38.Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology39.Plant Responses to Internal and External SignalsUNIT 7: ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION40.Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function41.Animal Nutrition42.Circulation and Gas Exchange43.The Immune System44.Osmoregulation and Excretion45.Hormones and the Endocrine System46.Animal Reproduction47.Animal Development48.Neurons, Synapses, and Signaling49.Nervous Systems50.Sensory and Motor Mechanisms51.Animal BehaviorUNIT 8: ECOLOGY52.An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere53.Population Ecology54.Community Ecology55.Ecosystems and Restoration Ecology56.Conservation Biology and Global Change