A Level Biology for OCR A: Year 1 and AS
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A Level Biology for OCR A: Year 1 and AS

By Ann Fullick, Jo Locke, Paul Bircher
US$ 36.24
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Book Description

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying:
Exam Board: OCR
Level: A Level Year 1 and AS
Subject: Biology
First teaching: September 2015
First exams: June 2016

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through their course whilst delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • How to use this book
  • Module 1 development of practical skills in biology
  • Module 2 Foundations in Biology
    • 2 Basic components of living systems
      • 2.1 Microscopy
      • 2.2 Magnification and calibration
      • 2.3 More microscopy
      • 2.4 eukaryotic cell structure
      • 2.5 The ultrastructure of plant cells
      • 2.6 prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
    • 3 Biological molecules 3.1 Biological elements
      • 3.2 Water
      • 3.3 carbohydrates
      • 3.4 Testing for carbohydrates
      • 3.5 lipids
      • 3.6 structure of proteins
      • 3.7 Types of proteins
      • 3.8 Nucleic acids
      • 3.9 DNA replication and the genetic code
      • 3.10 Protein synthesis
      • 3.11 ATP
    • 4 Enzymes
      • Enzymes 4.1 Enzyme action
      • 4.2 Factors affecting enzyme activity
      • 4.3 Enzyme inhibitors
      • 4.4 Cofactors, coenzymes, andprosthetic groups
    • 5 Plasma membranes
      • 5.1 The structure and function of membranes
      • 5.2 Factors affecting membrane structure
      • 5.3 Diffusion
      • 5.4 active transport
      • 5.5 Osmosis
    • 6 Cell division
      • 6.1 The cell cycle
      • 6.2 Mitosis
      • 6.3 Meiosis
      • 6.4 The organisation and specialisation of cells
      • 6.5 stem cells
  • Module 3 Exchange and transport
    • 7 Exchange surfaces and breathing
      • 7.1 Specialised exchange surfaces
      • 7.2 The mammalian gaseous exchange system
      • 7.3 Measuring the process
      • 7.4 Ventilation and gas exchange in other organisms
    • 8 Transport in animals
      • 8.1 Transport systems in multicellular animals
      • 8.2 Blood vessels
      • 8.3 Blood, tissue fluid, and lymph
      • 8.4 Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood
      • 8.5 The heart
    • 9 Transport in plants
      • 9.1 Transport systems in dicotyledonous plants
      • 9.2 Water transport in multicellular plants
      • 9.3 Transpiration
      • 9.4 Translocation
      • 9.5 plant adaptations to water availability
  • Module 4 Biodiversity, evolution, and disease
    • 10 Classification and evolution
      • Classification and Evolution 10.1 Classification
      • 10.2 The five kingdoms
      • 10.3 Phylogeny
      • 10.4 evidence for evolution
      • 10.5 Types of variation
      • 10.6 Representing variation graphically
      • 10.7 adaptations
      • 10.8 Changing population characteristics
    • 11 Biodiversity
      • 11.1 Biodiversity
      • 11.2 Types of sampling
      • 11.3 sampling techniques
      • 11.4 Calculating biodiversity
      • 11.5 Calculating genetic biodiversity
      • 11.6 Factors affecting biodiversity
      • 11.7 reasons for maintaining biodiversity
      • 11.8 Methods of maintaining biodiversity
    • 12 Communicable diseases
      • 12.1 animal and plant pathogens
      • 12.2 animal and plant diseases
      • 12.4 Plant defences against pathogens
      • 12.5 non-specific animal defences against pathogens
      • 12.6 The specific immune system
      • 12.7 Preventing and treating disease
  • Glossary
  • Answers
  • Index
  • Appendix (Statistics data tables)
  • Back Cover
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