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1. Mathematical Requirements and Statistics Size units in Biology Relative sizes Scale bars Calculating magnification Averages Variables Standard deviation Graphs Error bars Hypotheses and significance testing Statistics - chi-squared test Nomograms Glossary Answers to Grey Boxes Questions Self-test Quiz 2.1 Molecular Biology Part 1 Molecules Carbon Water Carbohydrates Lipids Condensation and hydrolysis Body mass index (BMI) Molecular visualisation software Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quiz 2.2 Molecular Biology Part 2 Amino acids Proteins Nucleic acids Transcription Translation in prokaryotes The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) DNA profiling Tandem repeats Molecular visualisation of a nucleosome Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quiz 3. Cell Biology Cell theory Surface area to volume ratio Functions of life Cell differentiation Emergent properties Stem cells Electron microscopes Prokaryotic cells Eukaryotic cells Plant cells Comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells Comparing plant and animal cells Membranes Transmembrane transport The origin of cells Cell division Mitosis Cell division and cancer The correlation between smoking and the incidence of cancer Meiosis Genetic variety Non-disjunction Age and non-disjunction Karyotyping Glossary Stem Cell Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quiz Answers to Self-test Quiz 4. Cell Metabolism Metabolism Enzymes Oxidation and reduction Photosynthesis Respiration Comparing chemiosmosis in photosynthesis and respiration Summary and energy balance Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quiz 5. Animal Physiology The human gut Gas exchange The blood system Defence against infectious disease The nervous system The endocrine system Osmoregulation and excretion Movement Reproduction Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quizzes 6. Plant Biology Transport in plants Water conservation Phloem transport - translocation Micropropagation Flowering plants Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quiz 7. Ecology Species, communities and ecosystems Energy flow Ecosystems Carbon cycling Climate change Carbon fluxes Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quiz 8. Genetics Chromosomes Human genome project Sickle cell anaemia - a base substitution mutation Comparing diploid chromosome numbers of different species Comparing chromosome and gene numbers of different species Comparing genome size of different species Cairn's technique for measuring DNA molecules Radiation and gene mutation Genetic modification and biotechnology Theoretical genetics Solutions to chapter problems Glossary Morgan's fruit fly crosses Test Problems Self-test Quiz 9. Evolution and Biodiversity Evolution Classification of biodiversity Clades, cladistics and cladograms Glossary Answers to Grey Box Questions Self-test Quiz Appendix 1 Answers to Self-test Quizzes Appendix 2 Answers to Ch8 (Genetics) Test Problems Appendix 3 External Assessment Specifications Appendix 4 Command Terms Appendix 5 Extended Response - Maximising Your Marks Appendix 6 Exam Equipment Kit and Mobile Phones

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Ashby Merson-Davies has been teaching IB Biology since 1978. He taught at Sevenoaks School, UK, for 37 years and has taught revision in many places around the world since 1990, helping hundreds of IB Biology students to reach their full potential. He wrote one of the very first OSC Publishing Study & Revision Guides and has steadily expanded and updated the series since 2002.

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