Biosciences

Open Courseware and Resources

- Biology: natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
(Wikipedia)

Introduction to Modern Biology

key concepts that provide unifying explanations for how and why structures are formed and processes occur in a biological system: Bioselectivity, Energy, Equilibrium, Ionic State, Regulation, Solubility, Correlation of Structure and Function

Meiosis and Mitosis

how units if inheritance are transmitted from one generation to the next; what happens to the chromosomes of animals and plants during the process of sexual reproduction; how genes are transmitted in particular patterns from generation to generation; how the patterns of inheritance can be explained by the behaviour of chromosomes during sexual reproduction.

Introduction to Biology

fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and cell biology, Biological function at the molecular level, structure and regulation of genes & structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms: Readings, Recitations, Study Materials [Study Group; Translations: 简体字, Español, Português]
 

Introductory Biology

fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, cell biolgy, Biological function at the molecular level, structure and regulation of genes, structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms: Readings, Recitations, Exams, Study Materials, Unit Questions
 

Biofundamentals

evolutionary, molecular and systems biology with genomes and genetics

The Biology Project

online interactive resource for learning biology: problem sets, tutorials (biochemistry, cell biology, chemicals & human health, developmental biology, human biology, immunology, Mendelian genetics, molecular biology)

Natural History of Vertebrates

in-depth study of the vertebrates, origin and evolution of vertebrates, their ecology, behavior and specializations, theories concerning the evolution of the vertebrates and evidence that supports those theories: tests, laboratory, lists (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals), links to zoology sites

Plant Physiology

what a plant physiologists does, pertinent literature of plant physiology, correct citation format for Plant Physiology, proper form for writing a scientific name, some career options for the plant physiologist: Plant Cells, Water & Transport, Growth/Development & Hormones, Plant Responses to the Environment, Metabolism

Principles of Protein Structure, Comparative Protein Modelling and Visualisation

Introduction to Protein structure, Protein modelling, Model quality, SWISS-MODEL modelling environment, Examples and case studies, Appendices

Dinosaurs: A Natural History

major clades of dinosaurs and their primary attributes (anatomy, behavior, stratigraphic and geographic distribution, etc.), cladograms in determining evolutionary relationships and distribution of specializations, claims of inferred dinosaurian behavior, physiology, and extinction patterns from fossil evidence

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