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An Introduction to Animal Breeding

Produced in 1974 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the areas of animal genetics and breeding by artificial selection.

Sections in the booklet cover topics that include:
* Biological variation
* Mendelian genetics and gene frequencies...

The Biology of Plant Phenolics

Produced in 1975 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet introduces plant biochemistry based on phenol compounds. Secondary metabolites derived from phenolic precursors include lignin, a phenolic polymer, and the anthocyanin pigments of flowers and fruits.

The...

Phytoplankton

Produced in 1975 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at phytoplankton in both marine and freshwater habitats. The emphasis being on coastal waters and lakes.

Sections in the booklet include topics that cover:
* Recognition of phytoplankton organisms...

Hair

Produced in 1973 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet explores the biology of hair. Often overlooked, it encompasses features ranging from the protein biochemistry of keratin to the coat structure, follicle grouping in the skin, and hair types of animals.

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Lichens as Pollution Monitors

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet aims to provide a synopsis of the effects of lichens. These can be used to illustrate the effects of human impacts on a group of organisms, and also be used to ascertain the levels and patterns of pollutants. The...

Pest Control and its Ecology

Produced in 1974 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the control of insect pests on growing crops. The issues involved are biological and ecological. The answer affects food supply, standard of living and the environment. In the modern concept of sustainable...

Science and the Fisheries

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet seeks to state the contemporary problems facing fisheries biologists. Such issues remain current as exploitation of marine resources has increased steadily. Nations have co-operated in certain parts of the world in...

Animals for Man

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at domesticated farm animals and their contribution to human needs.

The booklet contains sections covering topics that include:
* The uses of animals
* Environment and adaptation
*...

A Biology of Locusts

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet aims to bring together field and laboratory studies of locusts. Emphasis is placed on the three locust species most fully studied by scientists in Africa and the Middle East.

Sections in the book cover topics...

Population Cytogenetics

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines how chromosome variation occurs both within and between populations of a species.

Most species are not uniformly distributed over the territory they occupy. Rather they are subdivided into a series...

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