Diversity of Life
This brief and specialized book was designed for general non-major biology courses, and presents the six kingdoms of life in an evolutionary framework. This book includes descriptions, illustrations, life cycles of representative viruses, bacteria, protistans, fungi, plants, invertebrates, and more. DIVERSITY OF LIFE covers Unit IV, "Evolution and Biodiversity", from the authors' main text, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, Ninth Edition, and includes a customized table of contents and the back matter (the glossary, the index, etc.) from the larger book.
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PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE
EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY
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adapted adaptive radiation amphibians ancestors animals aquatic archaebacteria Art by Raychel arthropods asexual bacteria biodiversity birds blood body plan bryophytes carbon cell wall chordates chromosome ciliated cnidarians coelom cycle cytoplasm develop dinoflagellates diploid disease diverse early eggs embryo eubacteria eukaryotic eukaryotic cells evolution evolutionary evolved female fertilization Figure fishes flowering plants forests fossil fungal fungi fungus gametes gametophyte gene genetic give rise green algae gymnosperms habitats haploid heterotrophs human hyphae infected invertebrates land larvae lineages live lycophytes major mammals marine mass extinctions meiosis metabolic million years ago molds molecules multicelled muscles nutrients organic compounds oxygen parasites pathogens pathway pharynx photoautotrophs photosynthetic phylum plasma membrane pollen population predators prey primates prokaryotic proteins protistans protozoans Raychel Ciemma reproductive reptiles saprobic seed segments sexual species sperm spores sporophyte sporozoans structures surface tissues traits tree types vascular plants vertebrates viral virus viruses