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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...

Lizards - a Study in Thermoregulation

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet explores an aspect of homeostasis in lizards; thermoregulation.

Lizards are one of the most abundant groups of vertebrates and have successfully adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions. They can...

Lipids and Polysaccharides in Biology

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at lipids and polysaccharides. These molecules are not only used for storage and structure but also play important roles in cell membranes and communication.

The relationship between chemical structure...

Biological Control of Pests and Weeds

Produced in 1981 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet provides an introduction to biological pest control. This is the use of living organisms to lower a pest or weed population. Some of the most successful examples have involved parasitic and predatory insects to...

Sexual Incompatibility in Plants

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet considers reproduction in flowering plants. These contain both male and female reproductive organs and so self-fertilisation is a possibility. It is, however, not desirable as it would reduce the diversity of...

Invertebrate Respiration

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet illustrates the fundamental principles of respiratory physiology. It uses invertebrates as they present a diversity of adaptive strategies to the problem of balancing an animal's metabolic requirements with its...

Translocation in Plants

Produced in 1975 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the circulation of water, minerals and metabolites within plant tissues. The booklet looks at the movement of materials in the xylem and phloem.

It contains sections that include:
* Pathway of...

The Respiration of Higher Plants

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at respiration in plants. Basic respiratory processes are considered to be common in all cells, but plants do exhibit some biochemical differences. They may contain numerous terminal oxidases and exhibit light-...

Ecological Evaluation for Conservation

Produced in 1981 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at methods for determining conservation priorities. Ecological evaluation offers a more rational approach to conservation. It can be used to help decide conservation priorities for animals, plants and habitats...

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