Biology the science of life
    (2004)

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    DVD/570/BIOLOGY
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PUBLISHED
Chantilly, Va. : The Great Courses / The Teaching Co., [2004]
©2004
DESCRIPTION
12 videodiscs (approximately 2160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guidebook (viii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
ISBN/ISSN
1565859308 PD1500, 9781565859302 PD1500-01, 1565859308 PD1500-02, 9781565859302 PD1500-03, PD1500-04, PD1500-05, PD1500-06
LANGUAGE
English
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Part 1 : Lecture 1. The Scope of "life" -- lecture 2. More on the origin of life -- lecture 3. The organism and the cell -- lecture 4. Proteins--how things get done in the cell -- lecture 5. Which molecule holds the code? -- lecture 6. The double helix -- lecture 7. The nuts and bolts of replicating DNA -- lecture 8. The central dogma -- lecture 9. The genetic code -- lecture 10. From DNA to RNA -- lecture 11. From RNA to protein -- lecture 12. When mistakes happen

An intensive lecture course that explores all aspects of biology, providing the background and guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work

"Course no. 1500."

Part 2 : Lecture 13. Dividing DNA between dividing cells -- lecture 14. Mendel and his pea plants -- lecture 15. How sex leads to variation -- lecture 16. Genes and chromosomes -- lecture 17. Charles Darwin and "The origin of species" -- lecture 18. Natural selection in action -- lecture 19. Reconciling Darwin and Mendel -- lecture 20. Mechanisms of evolutionary change -- lecture 21. What are species and how do new ones arise? -- lecture 22. More on the origin of new species -- lecture 23. Reconstructing evolution -- lecture 24. The history of life, revisited

Seventy-two lectures (30 min. each)

Part 3 : Lecture 25. From cells to organisms -- lecture 26. Control of gene expression I -- lecture 27. Control of gene expression II -- lecture 28. Getting proteins to the right place -- lecture 29. Genetic engineering and biotechnology -- lecture 30. How cells talk--signals and receptors -- lecture 31. How cells talk--ways that cells respond -- lecture 32. From one cell to many in an organism -- lecture 33. Patterns of early development -- lecture 34. Determination and differentiation -- lecture 35. Induction and pattern formation -- lecture 36. Genes and development

Six part set in six containers

Part 4 : Lecture 37. Homeostasis -- lecture 38. Hormones in animals -- lecture 39. What is special about neurons? -- lecture 40. Action potentials and synapses -- lecture 41. Synaptic integration and memory -- lecture 42. Sensory function -- lecture 43. How muscles work -- lecture 44. The innate immune system -- lecture 45. The acquired immune system -- lecture 46. Form and function in plants I -- lecture 47. Form and function in plants II -- lecture 48. Behavior as an adaptive trait

Part 5 : Lecture 49. Energy and resources in living systems -- lecture 50. How energy is harnessed by cells -- lecture 51. Enzymes--making chemistry work in cells -- lecture 52. Cellular currencies of energy -- lecture 53. Making ATP--glycolysis -- lecture 54. Making ATP--cellular respiration -- lecture 55. Making ATP--the chemiosmotic theory -- lecture 56. Capturing energy from sunlight -- lecture 57. The reactions of photosynthesis -- lecture 58. Resources and life histories -- lecture 59. The structure of populations -- lecture 60. Population growth

Lectures by Stephen Nowicki

Part 6 : Lecture 61. What limits population growth? -- lecture 62. Costs and benefits of behavior -- lecture 63. Altruism and mate selection -- lecture 64. Ecological interactions among species -- lecture 65. Predators and competitors -- lecture 66. Competition and the ecological niche -- lecture 67. Energy in ecosystems -- lecture 68. Nutrients in ecosystems -- lecture 69. How predictable are ecological communities? -- lecture 70. Biogeography -- lecture 71. Human population growth -- lecture 72. The human asteroid

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