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Nervous Systems

Produced in 1973 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives an introduction to the structure and function of vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems.

The booklet contains a range of sections that include:
* Structural properties of nerve cells
*...

An Introduction to Parasitology

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives a view of parasitology research as it stood when it was written. The booklet describes studies in parasitology and the efforts to understand transmission and develop vaccines. Malaria, trypanosomiasis,...

Fungal Saprophytism

Produced in 1972 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet deals with fungal saprophytes. It takes an ecological approach, whilst omitting studies on soil fungi.

The sections contained within the booklet include:
* Nutrition of saprophytic fungi
*...

Animal Growth and Development

Produced in 1970 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at animal growth and development.

There are sections in the booklet that cover topics including:
* The biology of development
* Problems of cell-lineage
* The non-chromosomal...

Cellular Radiobiology

Produced in 1971 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet provides an introduction to some of the basic principles of radiobiology. The application of nuclear physics has enabled a greater understanding of the action of ionizing radiations on living things. In addition,...

The Study of Behaviour

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet explores the development of behaviour, communication and defensive behaviour, and social behaviour.

The booklet contains sections that look at topics including:
* Observing and describing behaviour...

Endogenous Plant Growth Substances

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at plant hormones. It explores how many aspects of plant growth and development are controlled through the mediation of endogenous plant growth substances or plant hormones.

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The Biology of Respiration

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the processes of respiration. It expands the topic to include the role of membrane systems in energy transduction and a consideration of the 'sulphide layer'. This occurs under surface sediments on the...

Cell Division and Heredity

Produced in 1970 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at mitosis and meiosis in relation to reproduction as a whole. It considers meiosis as a sequence of events through which the genetic information of all sexually reproducing species must pass if they are to...

The Biology of Weeds

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the ways in which plants are organized and how they cope with their environment. Weeds almost always interfere with the growth of crops and are important because of the huge losses in yield which they cause...

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