Biology Study Guides - SparkNotes Home → SparkNotes → Biology Study Guides Biology Subjects Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms Glossary Home | Text Version Designed to help learners at any level better understand genetic terms Guided by national science standards Explained by scientists at the NIH The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms. Enter a search term or explore the list of terms by selecting a letter from the alphabet on the left and then select from the terms revealed.
Unseen Life on Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology 1. The Microbial Universe The world of microorganisms is a dynamic one, and all other life forms depend on microbial metabolic activity. Recent genetic research has uncovered only about one percent of the microbes that remain to be discovered. 2. Biology Teaching Resources Welcome to the Teachers' Center at Explore Biology. Here you will find resources to help you teach biology at the high school level. Some of my Regents lectures are supported by Powerpoint presentations. If you are not familiar, Regents is a 10th grade very simplified introduction to Biology, that is limited by a state-wide exam. These PPTs are not appropriate for AP Biology courses!
Rediscovering Biology - Online Textbook The online textbook chapters support and extend the content of each video, providing context for the focused examples presented in the video and showing how the examples fit into the larger field. The online textbook also includes support materials and resources for further study such as full-color images of related figures, glossary terms, and a bibliography for further reading. Click on the unit titles in the menu to the left to view the Web version of the online textbook, which includes links to related material; or download PDF versions of the chapters below.
Biology History The objects of our research will be the different forms and manifestations of life, the conditions and laws under which these phenomena occur, and the causes through which they have been effected. The science that concerns itself with these objects we will indicate by the name biology [Biologie] or the doctrine of life [Lebenslehre]. Although modern biology is a relatively recent development, sciences related to and included within it have been studied since ancient times. Natural philosophy was studied as early as the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indian subcontinent, and China. Animals www.kidcyberteachers.com.au Need help planning classroom activities? Go here to the kidcyber resources for teachers website and find a collection of practical, low cost teaching materials in a variety of curriculum areas to help you 'put it all together'. Our units cost just a few dollars, making it possible for you to buy your own copy. We would like to continue to write for you but we need the few dollars for each copy to make a living and keep our site online.
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The Molecular Clock and Estimating Species Divergence A recent study by Weir and Schluter (2008) demonstrates the use of different calibration techniques. To estimate the evolutionary rate of the mitochondrial gene encoding cytochrome b in birds, Weir and Schluter chose 90 different calibrations derived from dated fossils and from the formation ages of land bridges, oceanic islands, and mountain ranges. They then used a statistical method to check each of these calibrations and discarded 16 that were found to be inconsistent. Using the remaining 74 calibrations, the duo estimated that cytochrome b genes in birds evolve at an average rate of approximately 1% per 1 million years, meaning that any two bird species are diverging from each other at a rate of 2% per 1 million years. This has long been regarded as a standard quantity in genetic studies of birds and is known as the "2% rule." Weir and Schluter also noted that the rate of molecular evolution varies significantly among different bird species.
Welcome To The New Term! It has always seemed to me that the many parts that make up the subject of biology are related to each other more like the nodes of a web than as a linear collection of independent topics. So I believe that the power of hypertext is better suited to learning about specific topics in biology than is the linear structure of a printed textbook. But I do recognize that if you are trying to learn biology without the guidance of an instructor, the organization (or lack thereof!) of my pages can be bewildering.
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