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Botany in Hawaiʻi
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"Botany in Hawai‘i" discusses introductory topics of Botany through examples of the native and introduced plants found in Hawai‘i. It includes anatomy and physiology of seeds, roots, leaves, stems, fruits and flowers and covers the main plant groups from nonvascular to flowering plants. This book provides a visual reference to botanical concepts and terminology for beginners.

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Botany
Life Science
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Daniela Dutra Elliott
Paula Mejia Velasquez
Date Added:
05/23/2022
Bumble bees of Unama'ki
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A Guide to Becoming a Buzzing Naturalist

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This buzzing guide for naturalists introduces the young and the young at heart to bumble bees in Cape Breton. Through interactive quizzes, videos, and text, readers learn all about bumble bees in their community and discover what they can do to protect them.

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Bumble bees of Unama’ki: A Guide to Becoming a Buzzing Naturalist is an online guide targeted at the young and the young at heart naturalist that is interested in learning more about bumble bees in Cape Breton. Throughout this online Guide, you’ll learn about bumble bee life cycles, anatomy structure, identification, threats, and more. Dive in and flip through pages of bee-utiful bumble bee photographs, terrible bee jokes, and endless bee puns. Test your knowledge with interactive quizzes and find out how to get involved in bumble bee conservation efforts.

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Biology
Life Science
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Author:
Hannah Kosick
Date Added:
10/11/2021
Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students
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Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students (2021) is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This USMLE-aligned text is designed for a first-year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have completed medical school prerequisites (including the MCAT) in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry that are essential to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.

The 276-page text was created specifically for use by pre-clinical students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was based on faculty experience and peer review to guide development and hone important topics.

Available Formats
978-1-949373-42-4 (PDF)
978-1-949373-43-1 (ePub) [coming soon]
978-1-949373-41-7 (Pressbooks) https://pressbooks.lib.vt.edu/cellbio
Also available via LibreTexts: https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/37584

How to Adopt this Book
Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical.

Instructors and subject matter experts interested in and sharing their original course materials relevant to pre-clinical education are requested to join the instructor portal at https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133.

Features of this Book
1. Detailed learning objectives are provided at the beginning of each subsection
2. High resolution, color contrasting figures illustrate concepts, relationships, and processes throughout
3. Summary tables display detailed information
4. End of chapter lists provide additional sources of information
5. Accessibility features including structured heads and alternative-text provide access for readers accessing the work via a screen-reader

Table of Contents
1. Biochemistry basics
2. Basic laboratory measurements
3. Fed and fasted state
4. Fuel for now
5. Fuel for later
6. Lipoprotein metabolism and cholesterol synthesis
7. Pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), purine and pyrimidine metabolism
8. Amino acid metabolism and heritable disorders of degradation
9. Disorders of monosaccharide metabolism and other metabolic conditions
10. Genes, genomes, and DNA
11. Transcription and translation
12. Gene regulation and the cell cycle
13. Human genetics
14. Linkage studies, pedigrees, and population genetics
15. Cellular signaling
16. Plasma membrane
17. Cytoplasmic membranes
18. Cytoskeleton
19. Extracellular matrix

Suggested Citation
LeClair, Renée J., (2021). Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students, Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech Publishing. https://doi.org/10.21061/cellbio. Licensed with CC BY NC-SA 4.0.

About the Author
Renée J. LeClair is an Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Science Education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where her role is to engage activities that support the departmental mission of developing an integrated medical experience using evidence-based delivery grounded in the science of learning. She received a Ph.D. at Rice University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in vascular biology. She became involved in medical education, curricular renovation, and implementation of innovative teaching methods during her first faculty appointment, at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2013, she moved to a new medical school, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Greenville. The opportunities afforded by joining a new program and serving as the Chair of the Curriculum committee provided a blank slate for creative curricular development and close involvement with the accreditation process. During her tenure she developed and directed a team-taught student-centered undergraduate medical course that integrated the scientific and clinical sciences to assess all six-core competencies of medical education.

Accessibility Note
The University Libraries at Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech Publishing are committed to making its publications accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The HTML (Pressbooks) and ePub versions of this book utilize header structures and include alternative text which allow for machine-readability.

Please report any errors at https://bit.ly/feedback-preclinical

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
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Virginia Tech
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Renee LeClair
Date Added:
11/20/2021
Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual
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Proteins play vital roles in most biological processes; these roles include acting as catalysts for physiological reactions, as regulators for those reactions, or as structural framework around which these processes can occur. Proteins’ complex organization of diverse functionality in 3D space leads to an astonishing range of function for living organisms. Understanding this intimate relationship between structure and function is the backbone of understanding the natural world and is the key to controlling it. Data dashboard

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Biology
Life Science
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Oregon State University
Author:
Kari van Zee
Kelsey Kean
Ryan Mehl
Date Added:
08/01/2019
Concepts of Biology
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Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

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Biology
Life Science
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Rice University
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Author:
James Wise
Rebecca Roush
Samantha Fowler
Date Added:
01/30/2013
Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition
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In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself. This text also includes 80 interactive H5P activities that you can use to evaluate your understanding as you go.

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In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself. This text also includes 80 interactive H5P activities that you can use to evaluate your understanding as you go.

In the adapted textbook, Concepts of Biology — 1st Canadian Edition, you will find the following units: Unit 1: The Cellular Foundation of Life Unit 2: Cell Division and Genetics Unit 3: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Unit 4: Animal Structure and Function

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ISBN: 978-1-989623-99-2

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Biology
Life Science
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BCcampus
Author:
Charles Molnar
Jane Gair
Date Added:
05/14/2015
Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region.

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Biology
Life Science
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Author:
John W. Wilson
Richard B. Primack
Date Added:
09/16/2019
Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods
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Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Space, and Earth Science

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Life Science
Physical Science
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Author:
Ted Neal
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Entomology 311 Lab Manual
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Labs in this book supplement the information gained in lecture, as well as providing some perspective and experience with hands-on applications of ideas in pest management. The labs are presented in week-by-week order, so the pre-labs and reading for week 1 are labeled “Pre-Lab 1” and “Week 1 Reading”. Data dashboard

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Biology
Life Science
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Oregon State University
Author:
Gail Langellotto
Melissa Scherr
Date Added:
08/01/2019
Environmental Biology
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This college-level open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues from a biological perspective. Order a print copy: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/environmental-biology/23350620

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This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.

Order a print copy: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/environmental-biology/23350620

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ISBN: 978-1-63635-036-3

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Biology
Life Science
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Textbook
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Open Oregon Educational Resources
Author:
Alexandra Geddes
Jonathan Tomkin
Kamala Doršner
Matthew R. Fisher
OpenStax
Tom Theis
Date Added:
06/15/2017
Environmental Biology
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This college-level open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues from a biological perspective.

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Biology
Life Science
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Matthew R. Fisher
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Environmental Issues
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This first-year undergraduate open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues from both biological and social science perspectives.

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Atmospheric Science
Career and Technical Education
Ecology
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Physical Science
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Textbook
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British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Andrew Frank
Date Added:
06/02/2020
Exploring the Hidden World of Microbes
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A Curriculum for Enhancing Farmer Microbial Literacy

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The primary purpose of this course is to render the invisible world of microbes visible to farmers. This course provides scientific-based instruction exploring how microbes can assist agriculture. Although the course is designed for farmers, this material can also help extension agents, curious citizen scientists, and other non-experts interested in enhancing their microbial literacy.

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The invisibility, complexity, and general opaqueness of soil microbial life makes learning about the “black box of soil” difficult. To address this challenge, my project-based biology senior thesis endeavors to develop a biology-based curriculum for farmers to increase microbial literacy. A transition to a microbially centric agriculture necessitates the development of a new knowledge infrastructure. My senior thesis project aspires to contribute to this new, necessary, and expanding infrastructure. It is critical that farmers recognize their unique role as stewards of not only plants and animals but also as shepherds of an unfathomably complex, necessary, and wondrous herd of microbes.

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Agriculture
Botany
Career and Technical Education
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Alex Lintner
Date Added:
05/17/2021
From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e
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Ready to find out how plants are grown and function? Take a fantastic voyage through plants. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. Topics covered in 30 chapters include concise and up-to-date ‘big picture’ infographics, student learning outcomes (SLOs), key vocabulary, assessment, as well as identification of 120 species, and more. Moreover, author Dr. G. Hacisalihoglu emphasizes on leaning concepts, binding those concepts together with visuals approach to make learning faster and more memorable.

From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e is packed full of horticultural information that is ideal for both academia and industry growers. It is basic enough that if you are just getting started learning plants, you will be able to catch up. Always remember that practice makes permanent and keep going to take your learning plant bio to new levels.

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Botany
Life Science
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Textbook
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Florida State University
Author:
Gokhan Hacisalihoglu
Date Added:
04/08/2021
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
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Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is a textbook for biomedical, life science and health majors. The book is organised by body system and contains interactive resources to test your knowledge.

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ISBN: 978-0-6487698-5-9

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Anatomy/Physiology
Life Science
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University of Southern Queensland
Author:
Anna Chruścik
Eliza Whiteside
Kate Kauter
Louisa Windus
Date Added:
02/19/2021
Fundamentals of Biology II
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An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors. Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.

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Biology
Life Science
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Textbook
Author:
College of the Redwoods and Northern Virginia Community College
Date Added:
10/25/2021
Gardening with Native Grasses in Cold Climates
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and a Guide to the Butterflies They Support

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Gardening with Native Grasses in Cold Climates, is written for inexperienced as well as seasoned gardeners, landscape designers, garden center employees, and anyone interested in native grasses that grow well in cold climates. New information on the benefits of native grasses including their importance as host plants for native Lepidoptera is included. Combinations of specific grasses used by larvae and perennials that the adult butterflies feed on is new and timely information.

Word Count: 10242

ISBN: 978-1-946135-65-0

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Botany
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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University of Minnesota
Author:
Diane M. Narem
Mary Hockenberry Meyer
Date Added:
10/01/2020
General Biology
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The word biology means, "the science of life", from the Greek bios, life, and logos, word or knowledge. Therefore, Biology is the science of Living Things. That is why Biology is sometimes known as Life Science.

Wikibooks is a collaborative book authoring website, where users from all over the world work together to write textbooks and other types of instructional books on many topics. It is a Wikimedia project, operated by the same group of people who run Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation. You can edit this page, and almost all pages like it, at any time. That is the basic principle of Wikibooks: anyone can edit it.

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Biology
Life Science
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Date Added:
09/20/2017
General Microbiology
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Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology! Yay! So. What is microbiology? If we break the word down it translates to “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes. But who are the microbes? And how small are they? Data dashboard

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Biology
Life Science
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Oregon State University
Author:
Linda Bruslind
Date Added:
08/01/2019
A Guide to Physical Activity
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Quiz questions that accompany the text are available for faculty and instructors. Request access by providing your credentials and contacting us at learnlib@umn.edu.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Eydie Kramer
Date Added:
11/12/2020