Biological Science (4th Edition) by Scott Freeman

By Scott Freeman

Development upon Scott Freeman’s targeted narrative sort that includes the Socratic process and draws you into considering like a biologist, the Fourth Edition has been conscientiously sophisticated to inspire and aid a broader diversity of freshmen as they're brought to new thoughts and inspired to increase and perform new skills. Each web page of the ebook is designed within the spirit of lively studying and educational reinforcement, equipping amateur freshmen with instruments that support them improve within the course—from spotting crucial details in highlighted sections to demonstrating and employing their figuring out of options in perform routines that delicately construct in difficulty.    

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Although several studies have shown that long-necked males are more successful in fighting and that the winners of fights gain access to estrous females, the question of why giraffes have long necks is not closed. With the data collected to date, most biologists would probably concede that the food competition hypothesis needs further testing and refinement and that the sexual selection hypothesis appears promising. It could also be true that both hypotheses are correct. For our purposes, the 10 UNIT 1 The Molecules of Life important take-home message is that all hypotheses must be tested rigorously.

The second great founding idea in biology is similar, in spirit, to the cell theory. It also happened to be published the same year as the all-cells-from-cells hypothesis. This was the realization, made independently by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, that all species all distinct, identifiable types of organisms are connected by common ancestry. ONE HYPOTHESIS SUPPORTED * Species are related by common ancestry. This contrasted with the prevailing view in science at the time, which was that species represent independent entities created separately by a divine being.

Please use them! Soon after the all-cellsfrom-cells hypothesis appeared in print, Louis Pasteur set out to test its predictions experimentally. A prediction is something that can be measured and that must be correct if a hypothesis is valid. Pasteur wanted to determine whether microorganisms could arise spontaneously in a nutrient broth or whether they appear only when a broth is exposed to a source of preexisting cells. To address the question, he created two treatment groups: a broth that was not exposed to a source of preexisting cells and a broth that was.

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