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Investigating Biology Lab Manual, 7th Edition

By Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson, Judith Giles Morgan, M. Eloise Brown Carter

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 8, 2010


With its distinctive investigative approach to learning, this best-selling laboratory manual encourages you to participate in the process of science and develop creative and critical reasoning skills. You are invited to pose hypotheses, make predictions, conduct open-ended experiments, collect data, and apply the results to new problems. The Seventh Edition emphasizes connections to recurring themes in biology, including structure and function, unity and diversity, and the overarching theme of evolution. Select tables from the lab manual are provided in Excel® format in MasteringBiology® at, allowing you to record data directly on their computer, process data using statistical tests, create graphs, and be prepared to communicate your results in class discussions or reports.

Table of Contents


1. Scientific Investigation

2. Microscopes and Cells

3. Diffusion and Osmosis

4. Enzymes

5. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation

6. Photosynthesis

7. Mitosis and Meiosis

8. Mendelian Genetics I: Fast Plants

9. Mendelian Genetics II: Drosophila

10. Molecular Biology

11. Population Genetics I: The Hardy-Weinberg Theorem

12. Population Genetics II: Determining Genetic Variation

13. Bacteriology

14. Protists and Fungi

15. Plant Diversity I: Nonvascular Plants (Bryophytes) and Seedless Vascular Plants

16. Plant Diversity II: Seed Plants

17. Molecular Phylogeny of Plants

18. Animal Diversity I: Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Mollusca

19. Animal Diversity II: Nematoda, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Chordata

20. Plant Anatomy

21. Plant Growth

22. Vertebrate Anatomy I: The Skin and Digestive System

23. Vertebrate Anatomy II: The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

24. Vertebrate Anatomy III: The Excretory, Reproductive, and Nervous Systems

25. Animal Development

26. Animal Behavior

27. Ecology I: Terrestrial Ecology

28. Ecology II: Computer Simulations of a Pond Ecosystem



A Scientific Writing and Communication

B Chi-Square Test

C Terminology and Techniques for Dissection

D Calculations and Answers to Problems for Lab Topic 12


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