Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the various types of body plans that occur in animalsDescribe limits on animal size and shapeRelate bioenergetics to body size, levels of activity, and the environment
By the end of this section, you will be able to:List the features that distinguish the kingdom Animalia from other kingdomsExplain the processes of animal reproduction and embryonic developmentDescribe the roles that Hox genes play in development