A Level Biology for OCR A
$53.75

A Level Biology for OCR A

By Ann Fullick, Jo Locke, Paul Bircher
US$ 53.75
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Book Description

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying:
Exam Board: OCR
Level: A Level Year 2
Subject: Biology
First teaching: September 2015
First exams: June 2017

Written by curriculum and specification experts in partnership with OCR, this Student Book supports and extends students throughout their course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond. It develops real subject knowledge as well as essential exam skills. This Student Book covers the second year of content required for the OCR Biology A specification.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • AS/A Level course structure
  • Contents
  • How to use this book
  • Kerboodle
  • 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
      • practice questions
    • 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
      • Practice questions
    • 4 Enzymes
      • 4.1 Enzyme action
      • 4.2 Factors affecting enzyme activity
      • 4.3 Enzyme inhibitors
      • 4.4 Cofactors, coenzymes, and prosthetic groups
      • Practice questions
    • 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
      • Practice questions
    • 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
      • Practice questions
    • Module 2 summary
    • Module 2 practice questions
  • 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
      • Practice questions
    • 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
      • practice questions
    • 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
      • practice questions
    • Module 3 summary
    • Module 3 practice questions
  • Module 4 Biodiversity, evolution, and disease
    • 10 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
      • Practice questions
    • 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
      • Practice questions
    • 12 Communicable diseases
      • 12.1 animal and plant pathogens
      • 12.2 animal and plant diseases
      • 12.3 The transmission of communicable 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
      • Practice questions
    • Module 4 summary
    • Module 4 practice questions
  • Module 5 Communication, homeostasis, and energy
    • 13 Neuronal Communication
      • 13.1 Coordination
      • 13.2 Neurones
      • 13.3 Sensory receptors
      • 13.4 Nervous transmission
      • 13.5 Synapses
      • 13.6 organisation of the nervous system
      • 13.7 Structure and function of the brain
      • 13.8 Reflexes
      • 13.9 Voluntary and involuntary muscles
      • 13.10 Sliding filament model
      • Practice questions
    • 14 Hormonal communication
      • 14.1 Hormonal communication
      • 14.2 Structure and function of the pancreas
      • 14.3 regulation of blood glucose concentration
      • 14.4 Diabetes and its control
      • 14.5 coordinated responses
      • 14.6 controlling heart rate
      • Practice questions
    • 15 Homeostasis
      • 15.1 the principles of homeostasis
      • 15.2 thermoregulation in ectotherms
      • 15.3 thermoregulation in endotherms
      • 15.4 excretion, homeostasis,and the liver
      • 15.5 the structure and function of the mammalian kidney
      • 15.6 the kidney and osmoregulation
      • 15.7 Urine and diagnosis
      • 15.8 Kidney failure
      • Practice questions
    • 16 Plant responses
      • 16.1 Plant hormones and growthin plants
      • 16.2 Plant responses to abiotic stress
      • 16.3 Plant responses to herbivory
      • 16.4 tropisms in plants
      • 16.5 the commercial use of plant hormones
      • Practice questions
    • 17 Energy for Biological Processes
      • 17.1 Energy cycles
      • 17.2 ATP synthesis
      • 17.3 photosynthesis
      • 17.4 factors affecting photosynthesis
      • practice questions
    • 18 Respiration
      • 18.1 Glycolysis
      • 18.2 Linking glycolysis and the Krebs cycle
      • 18.3 the Krebs cycle
      • 18.4 oxidative phosphorylation
      • 18.5 anaerobic respiration
      • 18.6 Respiratory substrates
      • practice questions
    • Module 5 Summary
    • Module 5 practice questions
  • Module 6 Genetics, evolution, and ecosystems
    • 19 Genetics Of Living Systems
      • 19.1 Mutations and variation
      • 19.2 Control of gene expression
      • 19.3 Body plans
      • Practice questions
    • 20 Patterns of inheritance and variation
      • 20.1 variation and inheritance
      • 20.2 Monogenic inheritance
      • 20.3 Dihybrid inheritance
      • 20.4 Phenotypic ratios
      • 20.5 evolution
      • 20.6 speciation and artificial selection
      • Practice questions
    • 21 Manipulating genomes
      • 21.1 DNA profiling
      • 21.2 DNA sequencing and analysis
      • 21.3 using DNA sequencing
      • 21.4 genetic engineering
      • 21.5 gene technology and ethics
      • practice questions
    • 22 Cloning and biotechnology
      • 22.1 natural cloning in plants
      • 22.2 artificial cloning in plants
      • 22.3 Cloning in animals
      • 22.4 Microorganisms and biotechnology
      • 22.5 Microorganisms, medicines,and bioremediation
      • 22.7 Culturing microorganisms on an industrial scale
      • 22.8 Using immobilised enzymes
      • Practice questions
    • 23 Ecosystems
      • 23.1 Ecosystems
      • 23.2 Biomass transfer through an ecosystem
      • 23.3 Recycling within ecosystems
      • 23.4 succession
      • 23.5 measuring the distribution and abundance of organisms
      • Practice questions
    • 24 Populations and Sustainability
      • 24.1 Population size
      • 24.2 Competition
      • 24.3 Predator–prey relationships
      • 24.4 Conservation and preservation
      • 24.5 sustainability
      • 24.6 Ecosystem management –Masai Mara
      • 24.7 Ecosystem management –terai region of nepal
      • 24.8 Ecosystem management –peat bogs
      • 24.9 Environmentally sensitive ecosystems
      • Practice questions
    • Module 6 Summary
    • Module 6 Practice questions
  • Synoptic Concepts
  • Practice questions
  • Glossary
  • Answers
  • Index
  • Appendix (Statistics data tables)
  • Back Cover
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