This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Cell and Molecular Biology (common course-id BIOL 190), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).
This course, intended for majors, will cover principles and applications of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, biological molecules, homeostasis, cell reproduction and its controls, molecular genetics, classical/Mendelian genetics, cell metabolism including photosynthesis and respiration, and cellular communication. The philosophy of science, methods of scientific inquiry and experimental design are foundational to the course.
Prerequisites: Completed one semester general chemistry (C-ID CHEM 110);Eligible for college-level math (C-ID MATH 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 151 OR any other course with Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite)
Advisories/Recommendations: Eligible for English Composition (C-ID ENGL 100)
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Structure and Function of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Origin and evolution of cellular life and molecular evolution
Organelle structure and function
Membrane structure and function
Cellular chemistry and biomolecules
Cellular metabolism (respiration and photosynthesis)
Cell reproduction and its controls
DNA structure and function
Gene structure, gene expression and control of gene expression
The laboratory component must include greater than 80% hands-on activities that support the learning goals of the course. Laboratory content must be considered when matching courses to this descriptor. Laboratory includes:
data analysis, and
techniques used to address questions in the field of cell and molecular biology (e.g. microscopy, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis).
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Identify and describe biological molecules and cell structures and explain their functions
Compare and contrast cellular processes and interactions between prokaryotes and eukaryotes (including metabolism, reproduction, communication)
Apply the principles of classical and molecular genetics to solve problems in genetics or biotechnology.
Relate evolutionary processes to the origin and evolution of cells.
Explain how DNA replicates and transmits genetic information within organisms.
Apply the processes of scientific inquiry and experimental design to the study of biological concepts.
Acquire, read, evaluate, apply and cite scientific literature
Practice scientific writing
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A variety of assessment techniques that may include:
homework problems, and
There should be a writing component.
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This is a free textbook offered by OpenStax. Biology is grounded in an evolutionary basis...
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Section A will introduce you to cells (cell theory),the molecular and structural organizations of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (emphasis on eukaryotic cells). Other topics to be covered under section A include cell division, nucleic acids, colloidal systems(enzyme kinetics and metabolisms) and techniques in cell biology.
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