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Read more about A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology

A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Haen Whitmer

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-SA

The Biology 256 Laboratory course was designed to provide students with hands-on access to modern techniques in human physiological analyses using the course-based research pedagogical approach. In this course, students will learn how to perform literature searches; generate research questions and hypotheses; design experiments; collect, analyze, visualize and interpret data; and present scientific findings to others. The Biol 256L curriculum offers a high-impact human physiology experience that fosters the critical thinking skills required to be a successful citizen in a modern world filled with misinformation.

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Read more about Monitoring Animal Populations and their Habitats: A Practitioner's Guide

Monitoring Animal Populations and their Habitats: A Practitioner's Guide

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: McComb, Zuckerberg, Vesely, and Jordan

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

We designed this book to offer a comprehensive overview of the monitoring process, from start to finish. Although there are books that deal with sampling design and the quantitative analysis of population data, there are few that provide practical advice covering the entire evolution of a monitoring plan from incorporating stakeholder input to data collection to data management and analysis to reporting. This book strives to present an overview of this process. We also acknowledge that any such effort tends to reflect the interests and expertise of the authors, and as such, there is a distinct emphasis on monitoring vertebrate populations and upland habitats. Although many of our examples tend to focus on bird populations and forested habitats, we have made an attempt to cover other taxa and habitat types as well, and many of the recommendations and suggestions that we present are applicable to a diversity of monitoring programs.

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Read more about A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Cherian

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

Based on over 20 years of teaching experience in animal nutrition, this study guide will enhance learning basic food animal nutritional principles.

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Read more about Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - beta v 0.1

Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - beta v 0.1

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Callahan, Leonard, and Powell

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed as an OER text and learning resource for undergraduate students enrolled in FN 225 Nutrition at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. The book covers basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, energy balance, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals.

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Read more about Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Sheldahl and Yapp

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This eBook makes use of animated images to focus on concepts in histology and embryology, as well as hyperlinks to promote non-linear reading and learning. It is aimed at college students in a dental hygienist program.

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Read more about Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: O'Grady

Publisher: Austin Community College

License: CC BY

This 125-page course textbook, entitled Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences, was created by Jack O'Grady, M.S., professor at Austin Community College. This textbook accompanies the course BITC 1340: Quality Assurance for the Biosciences.

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Read more about A Primer for Computational Biology

A Primer for Computational Biology

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: O'Neil

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

A Primer for Computational Biology aims to provide life scientists and students the skills necessary for research in a data-rich world. The text covers accessing and using remote servers via the command-line, writing programs and pipelines for data analysis, and provides useful vocabulary for interdisciplinary work. The book is broken into three parts:

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Read more about General Microbiology - 1st Edition

General Microbiology - 1st Edition

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Bruslind

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology! Yay! So. What is microbiology? If we break the word down it translates to “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes. But who are the microbes? And how small are they? Generally microbes can be divided in to two categories: the cellular microbes (or organisms) and the acellular microbes (or agents). In the cellular camp we have the bacteria, the archaea, the fungi, and the protists (a bit of a grab bag composed of algae, protozoa, slime molds, and water molds). Cellular microbes can be either unicellular, where one cell is the entire organism, or multicellular, where hundreds, thousands or even billions of cells can make up the entire organism. In the acellular camp we have the viruses and other infectious agents, such as prions and viroids. In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.

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Read more about Biochemistry: Free For All

Biochemistry: Free For All

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Ahern, Rajagopal, and Tan

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

We are happy to welcome you to our second Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook, Biochemistry Free For All. Biochemistry is a relatively young science, but its rate of growth has been truly impressive. The rapid pace of discoveries, which shows no sign of slowing, is reflected in the steady increase in the size of biochemistry textbooks. Growing faster than the size of biochemistry books have been the skyrocketing costs of higher education and the even faster rising costs of college textbooks. These unfortunate realities have created a situation where the costs of going to college are beyond the means of increasing numbers of students.

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Read more about Entomology 311 Lab Manual - 1st Edition

Entomology 311 Lab Manual - 1st Edition

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Scherr, Adams, and Bullock

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

Labs in this book supplement the information gained in lecture, as well as providing some perspective and experience with hands-on applications of ideas in pest management. The labs are presented in week-by-week order, so the pre-labs and reading for week 1 are labeled “Pre-Lab 1” and “Week 1 Reading”.

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