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chapter 14 History of Life_278

1 Biogenesis 279

2 Earth's History 282

3 The First Life-Forms 287

Quick Lab: Modeling Radioactive Decay 284

Standardized Test Preparation 293

Exploration Lab: Making Microspheres 294

chapter 15 Theory of Evolution_296

1 History of Evolutionary Thought 297

2 Evidence of Evolution 302

3 Evolution in Action 308

Quick Lab: Observing Adaptations Around You 309

Standardized Test Preparation 313

Exploration Lab: Modeling Selection 314

chapter 16 Population Genetics and Speciation_316

1 Genetic Equilibrium 317

2 Disruption of Genetic Equilibrium 321

3 Formation of Species 326

Quick Lab: Evaluating Selection 324

Standardized Test Preparation 333

Exploration Lab: Predicting Allele Frequency 334

chapter 17 Classification of Organisms_336

1 Biodiversity 337

2 Systematics 341

3 Modern Classification 346

Quick Lab: Practicing Classification 339

Standardized Test Preparation 353

Skills Practice Lab: Using and Formulating

Dichotomous Keys 354

unit

Ecology 356

chapter 18 Introduction to Ecology_358

1 Introduction to Ecology 359

2 Ecology of Organisms 363

3 Energy Transfer 366

4 Ecosystem Recycling 371

Quick Lab: Modeling Groundwater 372

Standardized Test Preparation 377

Exploration Lab: Observing Habitat Selection 378

chapter 19 Populations_380

1 Understanding Populations 381

2 Measuring Populations 385

3 Human Population Growth 390

Quick Lab: Demonstrating Population Doubling 391

Standardized Test Preparation 395

Skills Practice Lab: Studying Population Growth... 396

chapter 20 Community Ecology_398

1 Species Interactions 399

2 Patterns in Communities 405

Quick Lab: Modeling Predation 400

Standardized Test Preparation 413

UnWI Exploration Lab: Observing Symbiosis:

Root Nodules 414

chapter 21 Ecosystems_416

1 Terrestrial Biomes 417

2 Aquatic Ecosystems 423

Quick Lab: Comparing Organisms in

Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomes 427

Standardized Test Preparation 431

Inquiry Lab: Constructing and

Comparing Ecosystems 432

chapter22 Humans and the Environment_434

1 An Interconnected Planet 435

2 Environmental Issues 440

3 Environmental Solutions 446

Quick Lab: Estimating Microscopic Diversity 439

Quick Lab: Evaluating Environmental

Issues in the News 449

Standardized Test Preparation 455

Inquiry Lab: Testing the Effects of Thermal Pollution 456

Microbes, Protists, and Fungi 458

chapter 23 Bacteria_460

1 Prokaryotes 461

2 Biology of Prokaryotes 467

3 Bacteria and Humans 472

Quick Lab: Modeling the Spread of Disease 474

Standardized Test Preparation 479

Inquiry Lab: Culturing Bacteria 480

chapter24 Viruses_482

1 Viral Structure and Replication 483

2 Viral Diseases 489

Quick Lab: Calculating Nanometers 484

Standardized Test Preparation 497

Inquiry Lab: Infecting Plants with

Tobacco Mosaic Virus 498

chapter 25 Protists_500

1 Characteristics of Protists 501

2 Animal-like Protists 506

3 Plantlike and Funguslike Protists 510

4 Protists and Humans 516

Quick Lab: Comparing Funguslike Protists 515

Standardized Test Preparation 523

Exploration Lab: Classifying Green Algae 524

chapter 26 Fungi_526

1 Overview of Fungi 527

2 Classification of Fungi 530

3 Fungi and Humans 534

Quick Lab: Dissecting a Mushroom 531

Standardized Test Preparation 539

Inquiry Lab: Exploring the Growth of

Fungi on Food 540

y Plants 542

chapter 27 The Importance of Plants_544

1 Plants and People 545

2 Plants and the Environment 554

Quick Lab: Making a Plant-Based Menu 546

Standardized Test Preparation 559

Exploration Lab: Comparing Soil-Grown

Plants with Hydroponic Plants 560

chapter 28 Plant Evolution and Classification_562

1 Overview of Plants 563

2 Nonvascular Plants 567

3 Vascular Plants 570

Quick Lab: Examining Ferns 573

Standardized Test Preparation 579

Exploration Lab: Observing Plant Diversity 580

chapter 29 Plant Structure and Function_582

1 Plant Cells and Tissues 583

2 Roots 587

3 Stems 592

4 Leaves 599

Quick Lab: Observing Roots 590

Quick Lab: Observing Stems 593

Standardized Test Preparation 605

Skills Practice Lab: Observing Roots,

Stems, and Leaves 606

chapter 30 Plant Reproduction_608

1 Plant Life Cycles 609

2 Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 613

3 Dispersal and Propagation 618

Quick Lab: Predicting Seed Dispersal 620

Standardized Test Preparation 627

Exploration Lab: Comparing Seed

Structure and Seedling Development 628

chapter 31 Plant Responses_630

1 Plant Hormones 631

2 Plant Movements 636

3 Seasonal Responses 640

Quick Lab: Visualizing Phototropism 637

Standardized Test Preparation 645

Inquiry Lab: Testing the Effect of a Gibberellin on Plant Growth 646

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