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Biofundamentals 2.0

Author: Michael W. Klymkowsky, Melanie M. Cooper
Subject: Biology
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Michael Klymkowsky/ Melanie Cooper
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Our goal is to present the key observations andunifying concepts upon which modern biology isbased; it is not a survey of all biology! Onceunderstood/ these foundational observations andconcepts should enable you to approach any biologicalprocess/ from disease to kindness/ from a scientificperspective. To understand biological systems we need toconsider them from two complementary perspectives;how they came to be (the historic/ that is/ evolutionary) and how their structures/ traits/ and behaviors areproduced (the mechanistic/ that is/ the physicochemical).

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