Biology 1003, Survey of the Living World
John H. Wahlert, Mary Jean Holland, Joan Japha and Donald McClelland
© 10 February 2013, John H. Wahlert, Mary Jean Holland, Joan Japha, & Donald McClelland
Note: Please look at your course syllabus to see which labortory exercises you will need.
Review the BIOLOGY LAB SAFETY TUTORIAL and check your knowledge with the quizzes (not for a grade).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
USE OF THE MICROSCOPE
ORGANIC MOLECULESDIFFUSION AND OSMOSIS
ENERGY PRODUCTION BY CATABOLISM
CELL CYCLE AND MITOSIS
MEIOSIS handout (a pdf file)
MYSTERY SPORE REPORT: Grading rubric (opens in a new web page)
Bryophyte Divisions MARCHANTIOPHYTA AND BRYOPHYTA
Division CONIFEROPHYTA (Gymnosperms)
Comparison template for Plantae (.doc file)
TISSUES AND ORGAN SYSTEMS
Comparison template for Animalia (.doc file)
ADDITIONAL LABORATORY EXERCISES FOR BIO 3001
MARK, RELEASE, RECAPTUREESTIMATING POPULATION SIZE
All photographs were taken by John H. Wahlert unless credited to another source.
Lecture handout on Charles Darwin.
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It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less-improved forms. Thus, form the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. (p. 489-490)
Darwin, Charles. 1859. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London, John Murray. [1964 facsimile edition, Harvard Univ. Press.]last updated 4 February 2013 (jhw)