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Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Action

Produced in 1978 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines antibiotic activity. It demonstrates that the discoveries made into the mechanisms of antibiotic action, have led to a greater understanding of the biochemistry and physiology of all living cells.

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Social Behaviour of Animals

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at behaviour using largely bird and mammalian examples. A major theme in the study of social behaviour has been an attempt to understand the forces that determine its nature. For example, why do animals differ...

The Evolution of Eukaryotic Cells

Produced in 1981 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet aims to examine possible routes for the evolution of eukaryotic cells.

It contains sections which look at topics that include:
* Differences in the cellular organization of prokaryotes and eukaryotes...

The Growth of Leaves

Produced in 1982 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the initiation, early growth, and lamina expansion of leaves. It also examines the functional leaf as it develops towards senescence.

Leaves play an important role in intercepting and absorbing light...

Immunobiology

Produced in 1981 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet provides a brief survey of vertebrate immune mechanisms.

It contains sections that look at areas including:
* Phagocytic cells and immunity
* Lymphocytes
* Natural and acquired immunity...

Aquaculture

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines aquaculture and the biology of the aquatic organisms concerned.

The cultivation, or ‘farming’ of fish is an important industry in many parts of the world and this book covers topics that include:...

Plant Physiological Ecology

Produced in 1978 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the concept of plant physiological ecology. That is, the interpretation of plant behaviour and distribution in terms of physiological responses to the environment. Subject to competition, pests, pathogens...

Plant Growth Analysis

Produced in 1978 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet look at the energy harvesting and utilisation of plants. It gives an introduction to the methods which are available for the quantitative analysis of the flow of energy during plant growth. Important information may...

Bone and Biomineralization

Produced in 1975 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines experiments used to study the physiology of bone and other mineralized tissues.

It contains sections that examine topics including:
* Properties of calcified tissues
* The solubility of...

Ecology of Insect-Plant Interactions

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the interactions of plants and insects.

It contains sections that deal with areas that include:
* Interactions between plants and insects
* How insects feed on plants
* Physical and...

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