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Chloroplasts and Mitochondria

Produced in 1982 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the structure and function of chloroplasts and mitochondria. It reflects an understanding of these structures when the booklet was written.

Sections in the booklet look at topics that include:...

Biology and the Food Industry

Produced by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet, written in 1973, considers the constituent parts of the food industry. It emphasizes the influence of the biological nature of its raw materials.

The booklet contains sections that look at:
* Raw materials...

Dormancy and the Survival of Plants

Produced in 1975 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at plant dormancy. The process is more than just a pause in growth. It is a distinct developmental stage in the life cycle which requires the perception and interpretation of environmental signals allowing the...

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...

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