A Level Biology for OCR A: Year 2
$36.24

A Level Biology for OCR A: Year 2

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 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 5 Communication, homeostasis, and energy
    • 13 Neuronal comminication
      • 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
    • 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 growth in 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
    • Module 6 Summary
    • Module 6 Practice questions
    • 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
      • 22.6 Culturing microorganisms in the laboratory
      • 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
  • Synoptic Concepts
  • Practice questions
  • Module 2 practice questions
  • Module 3 practice questions
  • Module 4 practice questions
  • Glossary
  • Answers
  • Index
  • Appendix (Statistics data tables)
  • Back Cover
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