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In This Biology

Biology

Introduction: Ten Themes in the Study of Life
No Quiz

The Chemical Context of Life
No Quiz

Water and the Fitness of the Environment
No Quiz

Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
No Quiz

The Structure and Function of Macromolecules
DNA Structure
Limiting Amino Acids
Mechanism of Steroid Hormone Action
Mechanism of Steroid Hormone Action (Quiz 2)
Protein Denaturation
Thymine Dimers Formation and Repair

An Introduction to Metabolism
A Biochemical Pathway
Energy for Activity
Energy Sources for Prolonged Exercise
Enzyme Action and the Hydrolysis of Sucrose
Feedback Inhibition of Biochemical Pathways
How Enzymes Work
Lysosomes

Tour of a Cell
Control of the Cell Cycle

Membrane Structure and Function
Binding Site Saturation
Cotransport (Symport and Antiport)
Diffusion Through Cell Membranes
Endocytosis and Exocytosis
How Diffusion Works
How Facilitated Diffusion Works
How Osmosis Works
How the Sodium Potassium Pump Works
Mechanism of Action of Lipid-Soluble Messengers
Osmosis
Primary Active Transport
Proton Pump
Proton Pump (Quiz 2)
Secondary Active Transport
Signal Transduction by Extracellular Receptors
Sodium-Potassium Exchange Pump
Sodium-Potassium Exchange Pump (Quiz 2)
Sodium-Potassium Exchange Pump (Quiz 3)

Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
Electron Transport System and ATP Synthesis
Electron Transport System and ATP Synthesis (Quiz 2)
Electron Transport System and Formation of ATP
Electron Transport System and Formation of ATP (Quiz 2)
How Glycolysis Works
How the Krebs Cycle Works
How the Krebs Cycle Works (Quiz 2)
How the NAD+ Works
Photosynthetic Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis

Photosynthesis
Calvin Cycle
Cyclic and Noncyclic Photophosphorylation
Photosynthetic Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis

Cell Communication
Cell Proliferation Signaling Pathway
Mechanism of Action of Lipid-Soluble Messengers
Membrane-Bound Receptors, G Proteins, and Ca2+ Channels
Membrane-Bound Receptors, G Proteins, and Ca2+ Channels (Quiz 2)
Membrane-Bound Receptors that Activate G Proteins
Second Messenger: cAMP
Signal Transduction by Extracellular Receptors
Specialized Transduction

The Cell Cycle
Cell Proliferation Signaling Pathway
DNA Replication (E. coli)
How the Cell Cycle Works
How Tumor Suppressor Genes Block Cell Division
Mitosis
Mitosis and Cytokinesis
Nucleotide Excision Repair
Proofreading Function of DNA Polymerase
Stimulation of Cell Replication
The Function of Cohesin

Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
Comparison of Meiosis and Mitosis
Comparison of Meiosis and Mitosis (Quiz 2)
Holliday Model
Horizontal Gene Transfer
How Meiosis Works
Meiosis I
Meiosis II
Meiosis with Crossing Over
Random Orientation of Chromosomes During Meiosis
Stages of Meiosis
The Consequence of Inversion
The Function of Cohesin
Unique Features of Meiosis

Mendel and the Gene Idea
No Quiz

The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
Addition and Deletion Mutations
Changes in Chromosome Structure
Mutation by Base Substitution
Nucleotide Excision Repair
Proofreading Function of DNA Polymerase
Simple Transposition
Slipped-strand Mispairing
Telomerase Function

The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Bidirectional DNA Replication
Bidirectional DNA Replication (Quiz 2)
Chromatin Remodeling
Direct Repair
Direct Repair (Quiz 2)
DNA Probe (DNA hybridization)
DNA Replication (E. coli)
DNA Replication Fork
DNA Replication Fork (Quiz 2)
DNA Replication Fork (Quiz 3)
DNA Structure
Hershey and Chase Experiment
How Nucleotides Are Added in DNA Replication
Lambda Phage Replication Cycle
Meselson and Stahl Experiment
Methyl-directed Mismatch Repair
Nucleotide Excision Repair
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Polymerase Chain Reaction (Quiz 2)
Polymerase Chain Reaction (Quiz 3)
Proofreading Function of DNA Polymerase
Replication Cycle of a Retrovirus
Rolling Circle Mechanisms of Replication
Simple Transposition
Steps in the Replication of T4 Phage in E. Coli
Steps in the Replication of T4 Phage in E. Coli (Quiz 2)
Structural Basis of DNA Replication
Transcription Factors

From Gene to Protein
Action of Glucocorticoid Hormone
Active Transport by Group Translocation
Aminoacyl tRNA Synthetase
Attenuation
Early Genetic Engineering Experiment
How Intracellular Receptors Regulate Gene Transcription
How Spliceosomes Process RNA
How Translation Works
mRNA Synthesis (Transcription)
mRNA Synthesis (Transcription) (Quiz 2)
Protein Synthesis
Protein Synthesis (Quiz 2)
Protein Synthesis (Quiz 3)
Protein Synthesis (Quiz 4)
Regulatory Proteins: Regulation by Repression
Regulatory Proteins: Regulation by Repression (Quiz 2)
Restriction Endonucleases
RNA Interference
RNA Splicing
Simple Gene Expression
Stages of Transcription
The Lac Operon
The Lac Operon (Induction)
Transcription
Transcription Complex and Enhancers
Translation Elongation
Translation Initiation
Translation Termination

Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
Action of DNA Gyrase
Attenuation
Bacterial Chromosome Compaction
Bacterial Conjugation
Bacterial Conjugation - Transfer of a Plasmid
Bacterial Transformation
Combination of Switches: the Lac Operon
Conjugation: The Transfer of Chromosomal DNA
Conjugation: The Transfer of Chromosomal DNA (Quiz 2)
Conjugation: Transfer of the F Plasmid
Constructing Vaccines
Constructing Vaccines (Quiz 2)
Entry of Virus into Host Cell
Genes into Plants Using the Ti-plasmid
How Prions Arise
How the HIV Infection Cycle Works
Integration and Excision of a Plasmid
Life Cycle of T2 Phage
Mechanism for Releasing Enveloped Viruses
Mechanism of Transposition
Nucleotide Excision Repair
PCR Reactions
Prion Diseases
Proofreading Function of DNA Polymerase
Replication of a Positive (+) Sense Strand of Lytic RNA Phage
The Lac Operon
The Trp Operon
The Tryptophan Repressor
Transduction
Treatment of HIV Infection

The Organization and Control of Eukaryotic Genomes
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
How Intracellular Receptors Regulate Gene Transcription

DNA Technology and Genomics
cDNA
Construction of a Plasmid Vector
DNA Fingerprinting
DNA Replication
DNA Replication (Quiz 2)
DNA Replication (Quiz 3)
Electrophoresis
FISH
Food Pathogens and Temperature
Genes into Plants Using the Ti-plasmid
Integration and Excision of a Plasmid
Microarrays
PCR Reactions
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Polymerase Chain Reaction (Quiz 2)
Polymerase Chain Reaction (Quiz 3)
Sanger Sequencing
Southern Blot
Steps in Cloning a Gene
Steps in Cloning a Gene (Quiz 2)
Steps in Cloning a Gene (Quiz 3)
Steps in Cloning a Gene (Quiz 4)
Transduction
Using a DNA Microarray

The Genetic Basis of Development
Transposons: Shifting Segments of the Genome
Transposons: Shifting Segments of the Genome (Quiz 2)

Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
No Quiz

The Evolution of Populations
Restriction fragment Length Polymorphisms
Simulation of Genetic Drift

The Origin of Species
No Quiz

Phylogeny and Systematics
No Quiz

Early Earth and the Origin of Life
No Quiz

Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity
A-B Exotoxins (Diphtheria Exotoxin)
Attenuation
Bacterial Conjugation
Bacterial Endospore Formation
Processing of Gene Information: Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes
The Lac Operon

The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity
Evolution of Homologous Genes
Holliday Model

Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land
No Quiz

Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
No Quiz

Fungi
Food Spoilage

Introduction to Animal Evolution
Evolution of Homologous Genes
Simulation of Genetic Drift

Invertebrates
No Quiz

Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity
Evolution of Homologous Genes

Plant Structure and Growth
No Quiz

Transport in Plants
No Quiz

Plant Nutrition
No Quiz

Plant Reproduction and Biotechnology
Electrophoresis
FISH
Genes into Plants Using the Ti-plasmid
Holliday Model
Meiosis I
Meiosis II
Meiosis with Crossing Over
Steps in Cloning a Gene
Steps in Cloning a Gene (Quiz 2)
Steps in Cloning a Gene (Quiz 3)
Steps in Cloning a Gene (Quiz 4)
Using a DNA Microarray

Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals
No Quiz

An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function
Activation of Contraction in Smooth vs. Skeletal Muscle
Cotransport (Symport and Antiport)
Hydrochloric Acid Production... of the Stomach
Hydrochloric Acid Production... of the Stomach (Quiz 2)
Intracellular Receptor Model
Length-Tension Relation in Skeletal Muscles
Mechanics of Single Fiber Contraction I
Mechanics of Single Fiber Contraction II
Positive and Negative Feedback
Positive and Negative Feedback (Quiz 2)
Protein and Muscle Production
The Cross-Bridge Cycle

Animal Nutrition
Anatomy of a Food Label
Blood Sugar Regulation in Diabetics
Body Mass Index
Bomb Calorimeter
B Vitamins
Calories in a Sandwich
Children's Food Guide Pyramid
Complementary Proteins
Death Calculator
Food Guide Pyramid
Hormones and Gasric Secretion
Impact of Alcohol
Nutrient Density Comparator
Organs of Digestion
Problems with Sugars
Reflexes in the Colon
Relationship of Nutrient Needs to Age and Gender
Three Phases of Gastric Secretion
Three Phases of Gastric Secretion (Quiz 2)
Water Content of Foods

Circulation and Gas Exchange
Action Potentials in Cardiac Muscle Cells
Action Potentials in the Sinoatrial (SA) Node
Alveolar Pressure Changes During Inspiration and Expiration
Alveolar Ventilation and Anatomic Dead Space
Arteriolar Radius and Blood Flow
Arteriolar Resistance and Blood Pressure
Baroreceptor Reflex Control of Blood Pressure
Boyle's Law
Cardiac EC Coupling
Changes in the Partial Pressures of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
Changes in the Partial Pressures of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide (Quiz 2)
Conducting System of the Heart
Fluid Exchange Across the Walls of Capillaries
Gas Exchange During Respiration
Hemoglobin Breakdown
Hemoglobin Causes Net Diffusion of Oxygen
Hemolysis and Crenation
Malaria: Life Cycle of Plasmodium
Mechanical Events of the Cardiac Cycle
Movement of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
Relationship Between Cross-Section and Velocity of Flow
Sphygmomanometry
The Cardiac Cycle
The Cardiac Cycle (Quiz 2)
The Pleural Membranes

The Body's Defenses
Activation of Complement
Antibody Diversity
Antigenic Determinants (Epitopes)
Antigen Processing
Antiviral Activity of Interferon
Complement Fixation Test
Constructing Vaccines
Constructing Vaccines (Quiz 2)
Cytotoxic (Type II Hypersensitivity)
Cytotoxic T-Cell Activity against Target Cells
Cytotoxic T-Cell Activity Against Target Cells (Quiz 2)
Delayed (Type IV) Hypersensitivity
ELISA Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
HIV Replication
HIV Replication (Quiz 2)
IgE Mediated (Type 1) Hypersensitivity
IgE Mediated (Type 1) Hypersensitivity (Quiz 2)
Immune Complex Type 3 Hypersensitivity
Interaction of Antigen Presenting Cells and T-helper Cells
Monoclonal Antibody Production
Monoclonal Antibody Production (Quiz 2)
Phagocytosis
Superantigens
T-Cell Dependent Antigens
T-Cell Dependent Antigens (Quiz 2)
The Immune Response

Regulating the Internal Environment
Basic Renal Processes
Micturition Reflex
Renal Clearance

Chemical Signals in Animals
Action of Epinephrine on a Liver Cell
Action of Glucocorticoid Hormone
Binding Site Saturation
Hormonal Communication
How Intracellular Receptors Regulate Gene Transcription
Mechanism of Action of Lipid-Soluble Messengers
Mechanism of Thyroxine Action
Positive and Negative Feedback
Positive and Negative Feedback (Quiz 2)
Second Messengers - The cAMP and Ca++ Pathways
Signal Amplification
Signal Transduction by Extracellular Receptors

Animal Reproduction
Fetal Development and Risk
Holliday Model
Maturation of the Follicle and Oocyte
Meiosis I
Meiosis II
Meiosis with Crossing Over
Spermatogenesis
Spermatogenesis (Quiz 2)
X inactivation

Animal Development
X inactivation

Nervous Systems
Action Potential Propagation in an Unmyelinated Axon
Action Potential Propagation in an Unmyelinated Axon (Quiz 2)
Action Potential Propagation in Myelinated Neurons
Action Potential Propagation in Unmyelinated Neurons
Chemical Synapse
Chemical Synapse (Quiz 2)
Cotransport (Symport and Antiport)
Postsynaptic Potentials
Prion Diseases
Second Messengers - The cAMP and Ca++ Pathways
The Nerve Impulse
Transmission Across a Synapse
Voltage-Gated Channels and the Action Potential
Voltage-Gated Channels and the Action Potential (Quiz 2)

Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
Action Potentials and Muscle Contraction
Action Potentials and Muscle Contraction (Quiz 2)
Activation of Contraction in Smooth vs. Skeletal Muscle
Bone Growth in Width
Breakdown of ATP and Cross-Bridge Movement During Muscle Contraction
Breakdown of ATP and Cross-Bridge Movement During Muscle Contraction (Quiz 2)
Chemoreceptor Reflex Control of Blood Pressure
Effect of Sound Waves on Cochlear Structures
Effect of Sound Waves on Cochlear Structures (Quiz 2)
Function of the Neuromuscular Junction
Function of the Neuromuscular Junction (Quiz 2)
Function of the Neuromuscular Junction (Quiz 3)
Function of the Neuromuscular Junction (Quiz 4)
Length-Tension Relation in Skeletal Muscles
Mechanics of Single Fiber Contraction I
Mechanics of Single Fiber Contraction II
Myofilament Contraction
Osteoporosis
Receptors Linked to a Channel Protein
Receptors Linked to a Channel Protein (Quiz 2)
Sarcomere Contraction
Sarcomere Shortening
Sarcomere Shortening (Quiz 2)
Sodium-Potassium Exchange Pump
Sodium-Potassium Exchange Pump (Quiz 2)
Sodium-Potassium Exchange Pump (Quiz 3)
The Cross-Bridge Cycle

An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
No Quiz

Behavioral Biology
No Quiz

Population Ecology
World Hunger

Community Ecology
No Quiz

Ecosystems
No Quiz

Conservation Biology
No Quiz








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