Biology: Concepts and Applications (8th Edition) by Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

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Should still there be caution labels on quickly meals? may still SUV drivers pay additional taxes? may still employers be allowed to require drug trying out of potential staff? This introductory biology textual content is helping you study the method of technology and uncomplicated organic rules whereas encouraging you to consider severe concerns. New "Take domestic Messages" assist you seize key techniques whereas particular positive aspects just like the bankruptcy establishing case stories and "How could You Vote?" questions make the fabric come to existence. New "Figure It Out" questions in lots of illustrations assist you comprehend the options communicated within the figures and the recent facts research actions on the finish of each bankruptcy improve your analytical abilities. This booklet has been broadly praised for transparent and fascinating writing, artwork with step by step callouts, and wonderful aid from scholar media that each one interact that can assist you "get" biology.

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Plant A multicelled, typically photosynthetic producer. protist Member of a diverse group of simple eukaryotes. 8 Introduction Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. indd 8 3/3/10 11:26 AM protists are a group of extremely diverse eukaryotes that range from giant multicelled seaweeds to microscopic single cells. Many biologists are now viewing “protists” as several major groups. plants are multicelled eukaryotes, most of which are photosynthetic.

Chapter 1 Invitation to Biology 9 Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 5 Organizing Information About Species ❯ Each type of organism, or species, is given a unique name. ❯ We define and group species based on shared traits. Each time we discover a new species, or kind of organism, we name it. Taxonomy, a system of naming and classifying species, began thousands of years ago. However, doing it in a consistent way did not become a priority until the eighteenth century.

A Pattern in Life’s Organization 3 cell The cell is the smallest unit of life. Some, like this plant cell, live and reproduce as part of a multicelled organism; others do so on their own. 4 tissue Organized array of cells and substances that interact in a collective task. This is epidermal tissue on the outer surface of a flower petal. 5 organ Structural unit of interacting tissues. Flowers are the reproductive organs of many plants. 6 organ system A set of interacting organs. The shoot system of this poppy plant includes its aboveground parts: leaves, flowers, and stems.

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