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Biology Notes

Biology A-Level revision notes on the following subjects:

Maths for Biology – a short section on some common statistical tests.

Cell Structure and Function – organelles, microscopes (light and electron), membranes, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, diffusion, active transport and osmosis.

Biological molecules – a quick guide to proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, chromatography and electrophoresis.

Enzymes – action of and factors affecting biological catalysts. Enzymes in biotechnology.

Gas Exchange – study of gas exchange surfaces in locusts, fish, plants and humans.

Respiration – biochemistry and measurement of rate, including RQ. ATP and its uses.

Taxonomy – basic guide to classifying organisms; more details on classification of the animal kingdom.

Ecology – ecosystems, sampling techniques, abiotic and biotic factors, succession, energy transfer, carbon and nitrogen cycles.

The Nervous System – structure and function.

The Eye – anatomy of the eye; biochemistry of vision.

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