By Cleveland P Hickman Jr., Larry S Roberts, Allan Larson
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Why do some animal species maintain complex social systems, whereas the animals of other species are largely solitary? The biological sciences that address questions of ultimate cause are known as evolutionary sciences, and they proceed largely using the comparative method rather than experimentation. Characteristics of molecular biology, cell biology, organismal structure, development, and ecology are compared among related species to identify their patterns of variation. The patterns of similarity and dissimilarity are then used to test hypotheses of relatedness, and thereby to reconstruct the evolutionary tree that relates the species being studied.
The process of evolution whereby organismal complexity can increase over time may appear at first to violate the second law of thermodynamics, but it does not. qxd 5/28/00 7:21 AM Page 11 CHAPTER 1 Life: Biological Principles and the Science of Zoology sun. The survival, growth, and reproduction of animals requires energy that comes from breaking complex food molecules into simple organic waste products. The processes by which animals acquire energy through nutrition and respiration command the attention of the many physiological sciences.
The three principal groups of lipids are neutral fats, phospholipids, and steroids. Figure 2-2 Two ways of depicting the structural formula of the simple sugar glucose. In A, the carbon atoms are shown in open-chain form. When dissolved in water, glucose tends to assume a ring form as in B. In this ring model the carbon atoms located at each turn in the ring are usually not shown. mainly in liver and muscle cells in vertebrates. When needed, glycogen is converted to glucose and delivered by the blood to the tissues.
Integrated Principles of Zoology by Cleveland P Hickman Jr., Larry S Roberts, Allan Larson