Oxford University Press
Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Biology
Susan Toole, Glenn Toole, Fran Fuller
Science & Math
Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Biology
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The only textbook that completely covers the Oxford AQA International AS & A Level Biology specification (9610), for first teaching in September 2016.

Written by experienced authors, the engaging, enquiry-based approach ensures a thorough understanding of complex concepts and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. Help students to develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for assessment success and the step up to university. It ensures that students understand the bigger picture, supporting their progression to further study, with synoptic links and a focus on how
scientists and engineers apply their knowledge in real life.

Front Cover
Title Page
How to use this book
1 Biological molecules
1.1 Carbohydrates
1.2 Carbohydrates – disaccharides and polysaccharides
1.3 Starch and cellulose
1.4 Lipids
1.5 Proteins
Practice questions: Chapter 1
2 Cells and cell structure
2.1 Investigating the structure of cells
2.2 The electron microscope
2.3 Eukaryotic cell structure
2.4 Cell differentiation and organisation
2.5 The structure of prokaryotic cells
Practice questions: Chapter 2
3 Biochemical reactions in cells
3.1 Enzymes and enzyme action
3.2 Factors affecting enzyme action
3.3 Enzyme inhibition
Practice questions: Chapter 3
4 Transport in and out of cells
4.1 Plasma membranes
4.2 Diffusion
4.3 Osmosis
4.4 Active transport
Practice questions: Chapter 4
5 Gas exchange and the transport of oxygen
5.1 Exchange between organisms and their environment
5.2 Gas exchange in single-celled organisms and insects
5.3 Gas exchange in the leaf of a plant
5.4 Structure of the human gas-exchange system
5.5 The mechanism of breathing
5.6 Exchange of gases in the lungs
5.7 Haemoglobin
5.8 Oxygen-haemoglobin dissociation curves
Practice questions: Chapter 5
6 Variation
6.1 Investigating variation
6.2 Types of variation
Practice questions: Chapter 6
7 DNA, genes, and chromosomes
7.1 Structure of RNA and DNA
7.2 DNA, genes, and chromosomes
7.3 DNA replication
Practice questions: Chapter 7
8 Protein synthesis
8.1 The genetic code
8.2 Polypeptide synthesis –transcription and splicing
8.3 Polypeptide synthesis – translation
8.4 Protein folding
Practice questions: Chapter 8
9 Genetic diversity, species,and taxonomy
9.1 Meiosis and genetic variation
9.2 Classification
9.3 Genetic comparisons using DNA and proteins
Practice questions: Chapter 9
10 Biodiversity within a community
10.1 Genetic diversity
10.2 Species diversity
10.3 Species diversity and human activities
Practice questions: Chapter 10
11 Causes of disease
11.1 Pathogens
11.2 Data and disease
11.3 Lifestyle and health
Practice questions: Chapter 11
12 Digestion and absorption
12.1 Enzymes and digestion
12.2 Digestion
12.3 Absorption of the products of digestion
Practice questions: Chapter 12
13 Human diseases
13.1 Cholera
13.2 Oral rehydration therapy
13.3 The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Practice questions: Chapter 13
14 Mammalian blood – defensive mechanisms
14.1 Cell recognition and the cells of the immune system
14.2 Phagocytosis
14.3 T lymphocytes and cell-mediated immunity
14.4 B lymphocytes, humoral immunity,and antibodies
14.5 Vaccination
Practice questions: Chapter 14
15 Mammalian blood – the circulatory system
15.1 Circulatory system of a mammal
15.2 Blood vessels and their functions
15.3 The structure of the heart
15.4 The cardiac cycle
15.5 Heart disease
Practice questions: Chapter 15
16 Mass transport systems in plants
16.1 Movement of water through roots
16.2 Movement of water up stems
16.3 Transpiration and factors affecting it
16.4 Transport of organic substances in the phloem
16.5 Investigating transport in plants
16.6 Aphids and plant viruses
Practice questions: Chapter 16
17 Cell division
17.1 The cell cycle and mitosis
17.2 Binary fisson
17.3 Gene mutation
Practice questions: Chapter 17
18 Populations
18.1 Populations and ecosystems
18.2 Investigating populations
18.3 Variation in population size
18.4 Interactions between organisms – competition
18.5 Interactions between organisms – predation
18.6 Succession
18.7 Conservation of habitats
Practice questions: Chapter 18
19 Photosynthesis
19.1 Overview of photosynthesis
19.2 The light-dependent reaction
19.3 The light-independent reaction
19.4 Factors affecting photosynthesis
Practice questions: Chapter 19
20 Respiration
20.1 Glycolysis
20.2 Anaerobic respiration
20.3 Link reaction and Krebs cycle
20.4 Electron transfer chain
20.5 Respiratory substrates
Practice questions: Chapter 20
21 Energy and ecosystems
21.1 Food chains and food webs
21.2 Energy transfer between trophic levels
21.3 Ecological pyramids
21.4 Energy transfer in agricultural ecosystems
21.5 Chemicals and biological control of agricultural pests
21.6 Intensive rearing of domestic livestock
Practice questions: Chapter 21
22 Nutrient cycles
22.1 The carbon cycle
22.2 The greenhouse effect and global warming
22.3 The nitrogen cycle
22.4 Use of natural and artificial fertilisers
22.5 Environmental consequences of using nitrogen fertilisers
Practice questions: Chapter 22
23 Inheritance and selection
23.1 Studying inheritance
23.2 Monohybrid inheritance
23.3 Sex inheritance and sex linkage
23.4 Co-dominance and multiple alleles
23.5 Dihybrid crosses and gene interactions
23.6 Allele frequency and population genetics
23.7 Selection
23.8 Speciation
Practice questions: Chapter 23
24 Response to stimuli
24.1 Sensory reception
24.2 Role of receptors
24.3 The nervous system and neurones
24.4 The nerve impulse
24.5 Passage of an action potential
24.6 Speed of the nerve impulse
24.7 Structure and function of synapses
24.8 Transmission across a synapse
Practice questions: Chapter 24
25 Skeletal muscles as effectors
25.1 Structure of skeletal muscle
25.2 Contraction of skeletal muscle
Practice questions: Chapter 25
26 Control systems in plants
26.1 Tropisms and auxins
26.2 Ethene and abscisic acid (ABA)
Practice questions: Chapter 26
27 Homeostasis and negative feedback
27.1 Principles of homeostasis
27.2 The principles of feedback mechanisms
27.3 The need to control blood glucose concentration
27.4 Hormones and the regulation of blood glucose
27.5 Control of heart rate
Practice questions: Chapter 27
28 Control of transcription and translation
28.1 Epigenetic control of gene expression
28.2 Hormones and RNA interference
28.3 Totipotency and cell specialisation
Practice questions: Chapter 28
29 Recombinant DNA technology
29.1 Producing DNA fragments
29.2 In vitro gene cloning – the polymerase chain reaction
29.3 In vivo gene cloning – the use of vectors
29.4 Use of recombinant DNA technology
Practice questions: Chapter 29
Mathematical Skills in A level Biology
Answers to Summary Questions
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