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Biological Control of Pests and Weeds

Produced in 1981 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet provides an introduction to biological pest control. This is the use of living organisms to lower a pest or weed population. Some of the most successful examples have involved parasitic and predatory insects to...

Sexual Incompatibility in Plants

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet considers reproduction in flowering plants. These contain both male and female reproductive organs and so self-fertilisation is a possibility. It is, however, not desirable as it would reduce the diversity of...

Invertebrate Respiration

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet illustrates the fundamental principles of respiratory physiology. It uses invertebrates as they present a diversity of adaptive strategies to the problem of balancing an animal's metabolic requirements with its...

Translocation in Plants

Produced in 1975 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the circulation of water, minerals and metabolites within plant tissues. The booklet looks at the movement of materials in the xylem and phloem.

It contains sections that include:
* Pathway of...

The Respiration of Higher Plants

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at respiration in plants. Basic respiratory processes are considered to be common in all cells, but plants do exhibit some biochemical differences. They may contain numerous terminal oxidases and exhibit light-...

Ecological Evaluation for Conservation

Produced in 1981 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at methods for determining conservation priorities. Ecological evaluation offers a more rational approach to conservation. It can be used to help decide conservation priorities for animals, plants and habitats...

Evolution in Modern Biology

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the biology and genetics of evolution.

It contains sections which look at areas that include:
* Neo-Darwinism
* The origin of variation
* Mutation, reproductive systems and genetic...

Plant Breeding

Produced in 1968 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet is an introduction to plant breeding and the genetic principles on which it is based.

It contains sections which include:
* Origins and development of cultivated plants
* Breeding aims
*...

Mammalian Odours and Pheromones

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at communication pheromones in mammals. Many animals are richly endowed with scent-producing organs and glands. Many have evolved special behaviour patterns for odour dissemination. This booklet considers...

Plant Tissue Culture

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet presents basic concepts of plant tissue culture. With an emphasis on practical procedures, it presents practical exercises that illustrate principles and do not require large amounts of specialist equipment.

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