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Nature of Biology 1 5E VCE Units 1 and 2 & eBookPLUS + StudyOn VCE Biology Units 1 and 2

Nature of Biology 1 5E VCE Units 1 and 2 & eBookPLUS + StudyOn VCE Biology Units 1 and 2
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ISBN13 9780730321361
Pub date November 2015
Pages 648
RRP $94.95
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Nature of Biology 1 5E VCE Units 1 and 2 with studyON Biology Units 1 and 2 provides comprehensive coverage of the new VCE Study Design for 2016-2021. It includes Jacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool, studyON, which has been fully integrated with the text to maximise every student’s opportunity for exam success.

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• New HTML5 interactivities are available. These are designed to engage, excite and enhance understanding by bringing difficult concepts to life.
• The theory is written by highly experienced authors with a proven and fundamental understanding of how students learn and succeed in exams.
• Quick check revision questions throughout the chapter check and challenge students understanding.
• A wide range of graded end-of-chapter questions including a Biochallenge section.
studyON VCE Biology Units 1 and 2 is fully integrated with the student text. studyON is Jacaranda's unique study, revision and exam preparation tool.

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This resource is a hard-copy student text that includes the eBookPLUS and studyON VCE Biology Units 1 and 2.



studyON for Units 1 and 2 is a comprehensive study, revision and exam preparation tool that delivers proven learning outcomes.

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Sit exams: VCAA exam-style questions along with marking guides. Students receive instant feedback and can track their results at a concept, topic or whole-course level.
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Preface x
About eBookPLUS xi
How to use this book xii
Acknowledgements xi

Unit 1
Area of study 1

Chapter 1: Cells: basic units of life on Earth 1

Searching for life 2
Cells: the basic units of life 8
Prokaryotes: no nuclear envelope! 17
Plasma membrane: the gatekeeper 20
Functions of the plasma membrane 25
Crossing the plasma membrane 27
Scientist at work 41
Biochallenge 42
Chapter review 43

Chapter 2: Ultrastructure of cells 47
First life on Earth 48
Biologist at work 51
Tools for viewing cells 52
Ultrastructure of eukaryotic cells 57
Putting it together 75
The Endosymbiosis Theory 76
Biochallenge 80
Chapter review 81

Chapter 3: Energy transformations 83
Death at a nightclub 84
Requirements for life 85
Energy is needed for living 86
Organic molecules are needed for life 96
Radiant energy of sunlight 99
Photosynthesis: from sunlight to sugar 102
Living in darkness 108
Cellular respiration: energy transfer from glucose to ATP 112
Biochallenge 128
Chapter review 129

Chapter 4: Staying alive: systems in action 133
Dialysis to stay alive 134
Levels of organisation 138
Mammalian tissues, organs and systems 144
Circulatory system of mammals 149
Components of blood 150
Vessels to transport blood 153
The heart 158
Biologist at work 162
The excretory (urinary) system 163
Mammalian respiratory system 174
Tissues and organs in vascular plants 179
Transport in plants 181
Biochallenge 187
Chapter review 189

Area of study 2

Chapter 5: Adaptations for survival 193

The Rule of Threes 194
The desert environment 197
Adaptations for survival: desert animals 206
Vegetation types of arid Australia 214
The dominant plants 224
Survival in the cold 226
Biomimicry 230
Biochallenge 235
Chapter review 189

chapter 6: Survival through regulation 239
Death in the outback 240
Homeostasis: staying within limits 251
Regulating body fluids 263
Regulating blood glucose levels 267
Diabetes 270
Biochallenge 274
Chapter review 276

Chapter 7: Biodiversity and its organisation 279

What’s in the tree tops? 280
Biodiversity: the variety of life 281
Biologist at work 292
Identification involves naming 293
How many different kinds? 299
Biologist at work 302
Biologist at work 306
Extinction: loss of diversity 308
Classification: forming groups 311
Biochallenge 323
Chapter review 324

Chapter 8: Relationships within an ecosystem 327
A day in the life of krill 328
Biologist at work 332
Ecosystems need energy 341
Energy flows through ecosystems 346
Interactions within ecosystems 352
Looking at populations 366
Biologist at work 372
Intrinsic growth rates 379
Biochallenge 383
Chapter review 384

Unit 2
Area of study 1

Chapter 9: Cell cycle 389

Saving burns victims 390
The cell cycle 393
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 405
Biochallenge 411
Chapter review 412

Chapter 10: Asexual reproduction 415
Jake’s headache 416
Reproduction without sex 419
Examples of asexual reproduction 422
Technology: asexual reproduction 430
Biochallenge 438
Chapter review 439

Chapter 11: Sexual reproduction 441
Changes in family size 442
Sexual reproduction 443
Getting gametes together 453
Biologist at work 458
Biochallenge 460
Chapter review 461

Chapter 12: Cell growth and differentiation 463
Antenatal human development 464
Key events: embryonic development 470
Abnormal embryonic development 475
Cancer and the cell cycle 477
Biochallenge 480
Chapter review 481

Area of study 2
Chapter 13: Genomes, genes and alleles 483
What is a genome?  484
The Human Genome Project 484
Biologist at work 493
DNA and its bases 495
Solving the puzzle: the nature of genes 501
Looking at genes 510
Alleles: particular forms of a gene 513
Biochallenge 518
Chapter review 519

Chapter 14: Chromosomes: carriers of genes 521
Chromosomes: how many? 522
Chromosomes: genes carriers 536
Biologist at work 542
Biochallenge 543
Chapter review 544

Chapter 15: Genotypes and phenotypes 547
Baby Rose and the CFTR gene 548
What is a phenotype? 548
What is a genotype? 551
Relationship between expression of alleles 554
Environment interacts with genotype 558
Polygenic inheritance 562
Epigenetics 566
Biochallenge 568
Chapter review 569

Chapter 16: Genetic crosses: rules of the game 571
Making melanin pigment 572
Dihybrid crosses: two genes in action 582
Genetic testing and screening 590
Family pedigrees: patterns of inheritance 594
Biochallenge 602
Chapter review 603

Glossary 605
Index 617

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