AP Bio Chapter Notes

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Below are detailed notes by chapter, reading guides and powerpoints.

UNIT 1: Chemistry of Life

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Chapter 1  : Introduction: Themes in the study of life

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Chapter 2: The chemical context of life

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Chapter 3: Water and the fitness of the environment

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Chapter 4: Carbon and the molecular diversity of life

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Chapter 5: The structure and function of macromolecules

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Chapter 6: An introduction to metabolism

UNIT 2: The Cell and Cellular Processes

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Chapter 7: A tour of the cell

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Chapter 8: Membrane structure and function

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                Membrane Structure and Function Powerpoint

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Chapter 9: Cellular Respiration: Harvesting chemical energy

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                Respiration Powerpoint

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Chapter 10: Photosynthesis

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                Photosynthesis Powerpoint

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                Photosynthesis Lab Powerpoint

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Chapter 11: The reproduction of cells

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                Cell Reproduction Powerpoint

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                Cell Reproduction 2 Powerpoint

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Chapter 12: Meiosis and sexual life cycles

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                Meiosis Vocabulary Powerpoint

UNIT 3: Evolution

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Chapter 20: Descent with modification: A Darwinian view of life

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Chapter 21: The evolution of populations

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Chapter 22: The origin of species

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Chapter 23: Tracing phylogeny: Macroevolution, the fossil record and systematics

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Chapter 24: Early earth and the origin of life

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Chapter 25: Prokaryotes and the origins of metabolic diversity

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Chapter 26: The origins of eukaryotic diversity

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Chapter 27: Plants and the colonization of land

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Chapter 28: Fungi

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Chapter 29: Invertebrates and the origin of animal diversity

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Chapter 30: The vertebrate genealogy

UNIT 4: Genetics

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Chapter 13: Mendel and the gene idea

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                Chapter 13 Powerpoint

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                Chapter 13 Reading Guide

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Chapter 14: The chromosomal basis of inheritance

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                Chapter 14 Powerpoint

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                Chapter 14 Reading Guide

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Chapter 15: Molecular basis of inheritance

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Chapter 16: From gene to protein

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                 Central Dogma Powerpoint        KEY

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Chapter 17: Microbial models: The genetics of viruses and bacteria

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Chapter 18: Genome Organization and Expression in Eukaryotes

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Chapter 19: DNA Technology

Unit 5: Ecology

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Chapter 46: An introduction to ecology: Distribution and adaptations of organisms

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Chapter 47: Population ecology

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Chapter 48: Community ecology

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Chapter 49: Ecosystems

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Chapter 50: Behavior

UNIT 7: Plant Anatomy and Physiology

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Chapter 27: Plants and the Colonization of Land

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        Chapter 27 Reading Guide

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Chapter 31: Plant structure and growth

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        Plants powerpoint

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        Chapter 31 Reading Guide

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        Mimosa Sensitive Plant

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Chapter 32: Transport in plants

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        Chapter 32 Reading Guide

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        The Ecotree Assignment

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Chapter 33: Plant nutrition

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           Chapter 33 Reading Guide

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Chapter 34: Plant reproduction and development

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        Plant Reproduction Powerpoint

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Chapter 35: Control systems in plants

PLANTS JEOPARDY AND DOUBLE JEOPARDY

Unit 8: Human Anatomy and Physiology

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Chapter 36: An introduction to animal structures and function

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Chapter 37: Animal nutrition

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Chapter 38: Circulation and gas exchange

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Chapter 39: The body's defenses

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Chapter 40: Controlling the internal environment

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Chapter 41: Chemical signals in animals

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Chapter 42: Animal reproduction

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Chapter 43: Animal development

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Chapter 44: Nervous system

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Chapter 45: Sensory and motor mechanisms