AP Biology

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Unit 1: Chemistry of Life

  1. Structure of Water and Hydrogen Bonding
  2. Elements of Life
  3. Introduction to Biological Macromolecules
  4. Properties of Biological Macromolecules
  5. Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules
  6. Nucleic Acids

Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function

  1. Cell Structure: Subcellular Components
  2. Cell Structure and Function
  3. Cell Size
  4. Plasma Membranes
  5. Membrane Permeability
  6. Membrane Transport
  7. Facilitated Diffusion
  8. Tonicity and Osmoregulation
  9. Mechanisms of Transport
  10. Cell Compartmentalization
  11. Origins of Cell Compartmentalization

Unit 3: Cellular Energetics

  1. Enzyme Structure
  2. Enzyme Catalysis
  3. Environmental Impacts on Enzyme Function
  4. Cellular Energy
  5. Photosynthesis
  6. Cellular Respiration
  7. Fitness

Unit 4: Cell Communication and Cell Cycle

  1. Cell Communication
  2. Introduction to Signal Transduction
  3. Signal Transduction
  4. Changes in Signal Transduction Pathways
  5. Feedback
  6. Cell Cycle
  7. Regulation of Cell Cycle

Unit 5: Heredity

  1. Meiosis
  2. Meiosis and Genetic Diversity
  3. Mendelian Genetics
  4. Non-Mendelian Genetics
  5. Environmental Effects on Phenotype
  6. Chromosomal Inheritance

Unit 6: Gene Expression and Regulation

  1. DNA and RNA Structure
  2. Replication
  3. Transcription and RNA Processing
  4. Translation
  5. Regulation of Gene Expression
  6. Gene Expression and Cell Specialization
  7. Mutations
  8. Biotechnology

Unit 7: Natural Selection

  1. Introduction to Natural Selection
  2. Natural Selection
  3. Artificial Selection
  4. Population Genetics
  5. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
  6. Evidence of Evolution
  7. Common Ancestry
  8. Continuing Evolution
  9. Phylogeny
  10. Speciation
  11. Extinction
  12. Variations in Populations
  13. Origins of Life on Earth

Unit 8: Ecology

  1. Responses to the Environment
  2. Energy Flow Through Ecosystems
  3. Population Ecology
  4. Effect of Density of Populations
  5. Community Ecology
  6. Biodiversity
  7. Disruptions to Ecosystems