BIOLOGY 103 OUTLINE

Biology 103

Topical Outline

(Chapter References: Solomon, et al 4th ed.)

I.
The Nature of Knowledge and Scientific Thought

II.
The Plant Kingdom and Associates
A.
The kingdoms of Life (How many are there, anyway?) [Chapter 22]
B.
What about Fungi? [Chapter 25]
C.
Algae: Close Relatives, but not Plant [Chapters 24]
D.
The Kingdom Plantae [Chapters 26, 27]

III.
Life and times of an Angiosperm [Chapters 31, 32, 34, 35, 36]
A.
Morphology
B.
Anatomy [Chapters 53, 55]
1.
Primary: Stems, roots and leaves
2.
Secondary
3.
Reproductive: Flowers

IV.
Evolution
A.
The Development of Evolutionary Thought [Chapter 1, pp. 8-14; Chapter 17]
1.
Origins: Before the 19th century
2.
Darwin as Synthesizer
B.
Modern Perspectives on the Process of Evolution [Chapter 17]
1.
What We Know that Darwin Didn't
2.
The "Modern Synthesis"
3.
Molecular Clocks and Cladistics
4.
Punctuated Equilibrium
C.
The History of Life on Earth [Chapters 20, 21]
1.
Geological Time
2.
The Earth Before Life
3.
The First Cells
4.
Air Pollution and the Earth's First Biorevolution
5.
Endosymbiosis and Eukaryotic Cells
6.
Multicellularity: Division of Labor
7.
Pathways
D.
Populations and Population Genetics [Chapter 18]
1.
Populations and Equilibrium: Hardy-Weinberg
2.
Disequilibrium: How Can a Species Change
3.
Modes and Targets of Selection

V.
Ecology
A.
Populations [Chapter 52]
B.
Communities and Ecosystems [Chapters 53, 54]
C.
Biosphere and Biomes [Chapters 54]


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