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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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Temperature and Animal Life

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet reviews the ways in which temperature imposes itself upon the biology of animals. It illustrates the homeostasis of ‘warm-blooded’ animals that can regulate their deep body temperature.

Temperature is a major...

The Electron Microscope in Biology

Produced in 1968 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the use of the electron microscope in biological research. It describes briefly how a transmission electron microscope works, and gives an outline of the information which it has yielded about the structure...

The Structure and Function of Enzymes

Produced in 1973 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the catalysis of biochemical reactions. Several enzymes are considered in detail and an attempt made to correlate the structure of the enzyme with the catalysis mechanism.

Sections in the booklet...

Plant Symbiosis

Produced in 1969 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the theoretical and practical knowledge of symbiosis.

It looks at areas that include:
* The concept of symbiosis
* The origin and development of symbiosis
* Morphological...

Population Dynamics

Produced in 1969 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives an introduction to population dynamics.

The booklet considers the influence on populations of a series of inter-related topics:
* The numbers of individuals making up the population of particular...

Size and Shape

Produced in 1971 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines how physics and engineering theory can be used to elucidate the anatomy of plants and animals. It includes very simple calculations which are designed to show that the explanations which are offered are...

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