Biology by Alton Biggs

By Alton Biggs

Glencoe Biology is helping all scholars be successful with its association round significant subject matters, great rules, and major rules of biology and its powerful aid for interpreting comprehension. This program’s complete content material is made proper to scholars via enticing real-world contexts. a large choice of lab reviews builds powerful inquiry talents. The abundance of differentiated educational ideas is helping academics achieve all rookies. Seamlessly built-in expertise permits academics to save lots of time and bring up productivity.

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The fluid mosaic model describes the plasma membrane. 3 Structures and Organelles • • • • • • • • • • • • • • cell wall (p. 198) centriole (p. 196) chloroplast (p. 197) cilium (p. 198) cytoplasm (p. 191) cytoskeleton (p. 191) endoplasmic reticulum (p. 194) flagellum (p. 198) Golgi apparatus (p. 195) lysosome (p. 196) mitochondrion (p. 197) nucleolus (p. 193) ribosome (p. 193) vacuole (p. 195) Eukaryotic cells contain organelles that allow the specialization and the separation of functions within the cell.

For example, the field of bioengineering applies knowledge gained from studying the function of living systems to the design of mechanical devices such as artificial limbs. In addition, biologists in the field of biotechnology research cells, DNA, and living systems to discover new medicines and medical treatments. 4 Joanne Chory, a plant biologist, researches how plants respond to light. 5 Streptococcus pyogenes is a unicellular organism. It can infect the throat, sinuses, or middle ear. ■ Improve agriculture Some biologists study the possibilities of genetically engineering plants to grow in poor soils or to resist insects, fungal infections, or frost damage.

Keep your hands away from your face and mouth while working in the laboratory. • Do not wear sandals or other open-toed shoes in the lab. • Remove jewelry on hands and wrists before doing lab work. Remove loose jewelry, such as chains and long necklaces, to prevent them from getting caught in equipment. • Do not wear clothing loose enough to catch on anything. If clothing is loose, tape or tie it down. • Tie back long hair to keep it away from flames and equipment. • Do not use hair spray or other flammable hair products just before or during laboratory work where an open flame is used.

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