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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.

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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...

Understanding the Chemistry of the Cell

Produced in 1968 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives a brief outline of the methods used in studying the chemistry of living systems. It examines structures of proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids, and the reactions which they undergo.

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Biology of Aphids

Produced in 1973 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the biology and physiology of aphids (commonly known as greenfly).

The booklet covers topics that include:
* Aphid morphology
* Life cycles and polymorphism
* Migration
*...

Life in the Soil

Produced in 1966 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet introduces students to the soil as an environment for life, and then to describe the organisms inhabiting. The soil organisms described attempt to provide examples of their biology, physiology and ecology that can be...

Fungal Parasitism

Produced in 1969 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet is especially concerned with fungal parasitism on plants. The relationships between structures and life cycles of parasites and hosts are fascinating, with a great degree of specificity which often exists between...

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