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We hope that you enjoy using it. Core and Supplement Your teacher will tell you whether you are studying just the Core part of the Biology syllabus, or whether you are studying the Supplement as well. If you study the Core only, you will be entered for Papers 1 and 3 and either Paper 5 or 6, and can get a maximum of Grade C. Make sure you learn these carefully.
Questions Each chapter has several sets of Questions within it. Most of these require quite short answers, and simply test if you have understood what you have just read or what you have just been taught. At the end of each chapter, there are some longer questions testing a range of material from the chapter. Some of these are past questions from Cambridge exam papers, or are in a similar style to Cambridge questions.
Activities Each chapter contains Activities. These are marked with this symbol:. There are two possible exams to test your practical skills, called Paper 5 and Paper 6. Your teacher will tell you which of these you will be entered for. You should try to do the Activities no matter which of these papers you are entered for.
Summary At the end of each chapter, there is a short list of the main points covered in the chapter. You can use the revision checklists on the CD-ROM to check off how far you have got with learning and understanding each idea. The CD-ROM also contains a set of interactive multiple-choice questions testing whether you know and understand the material from each chapter.
These are all very important skills, and by using these checklists you should be able to improve your performance until you can do them almost perfectly every time. There are some suggestions on the CD-ROM about how you can give yourself the very best chance of doing well in your exams, by studying and revising carefully.
There are also some practice exam papers. Workbook There is a workbook to go with this textbook. If you have one, you will find it really helpful in developing your skills, such as handling information and solving problems, as well as some of the practical skills. Acknowledgements Cover xxxx p. The puzzle of the platypus In , British settlers arrived in Australia. They were amazed by many of the animals that they saw, and a strange animal with fur, webbed feet and a beak was among the most puzzling Figure 1.
People had already been living in Australia for almost 50 years, and different groups of these indigenous people had various names for this animal, such as dulawarrung. But the British arrivals were not satisfied with just giving the animal a name. They wanted to classify it — to decide which group of animals it belonged in.
And this was where the problem began. The animal had a beak and webbed feet, like a duck. It had fur, like a mole.
No-one knew whether it laid eggs or gave birth to live young. So was it a bird? Was it a mammal? No-one could decide. In , a dead specimen of this strange animal was taken to England, where it was studied by Dr George Shaw. To begin with, he thought it was a hoax. He looked very carefully to see if someone had stitched the beak onto the head, but no — it was clearly a genuine part of the animal. Dr Shaw gave the animal a Latin name, Platypus anatinus.
However, someone then pointed out that the name Platypus had already been taken, and belonged to a species of beetle. So another name was suggested by a German scientist, who gave it the name Ornithorhynchus paradoxus.
The first. This is the Latin name that is used for the animal today. Although the Latin name Platypus could not be used, people still called the animal a platypus. In the following years, proof was found that platypuses lay eggs, rather than giving birth to live young. However, they feed their young on milk, which is a characteristic feature of mammals.
Scientists eventually decided to classify the platypus as a mammal, despite its odd beak and the fact that it lays eggs. It was put into a new group of mammals, called monotremes, which also includes the echidnas spiny anteaters.
Biology is the study of living things, which are often called organisms. Living organisms have seven features or characteristics which make them different from Growth All organisms begin small and get larger, by the growth of their cells and by adding new cells to their bodies.
Excretion All organisms produce unwanted or toxic waste products as a result of their metabolic reactions, and these must be removed from the body. The definitions of these characteristics are shown in the boxes below and on the opposite page. You should learn these definitions now, but you will find out much more about each of them later in this book. Movement All organisms are able to move to some extent. Most animals can move their whole body from place to place, and plants can slowly move parts of themselves.
Sensitivity All organisms pick up information about changes in their environment, and react to the changes. Nutrition Organisms take substances from their environment and use them to provide energy or materials to make new cells. Respiration All organisms break down glucose and other substances inside their cells, to release energy that they can use.
Key definitions movement — an action by an organism causing a change of position or place respiration — the chemical reactions in cells that break down nutrient molecules and release energy sensitivity — the ability to detect and respond to changes in the environment growth — a permanent increase in size 2.
In addition to these seven characteristics, living organisms have another feature in common. When we study living organisms under a microscope, we can see that they are all made of cells.
You can find out more about the structure of cells in Chapter 2. Classification means putting things into groups. There are many possible ways in which we could group living organisms. For example, we could put all the organisms with legs into one group, and all those without legs into another. Or we could put all red organisms into one group, and all blue ones into another. The first of these ideas would be much more useful to biologists than the second. The main reason for classifying living things is to make it easier to study them.
For example, we put humans, dogs, horses and mice into one group the mammals because they share certain features for example, having hair that are not found in other groups. We think that all mammals share these features because they have all descended from the same ancestor.
The ancestor that they all share is called a common ancestor. The common ancestor that gave rise to all the mammals lived more than million years ago. We would therefore expect all mammals to have bodies that have similar structures and that work in similar ways.
If we find a new animal that has hair and suckles its young on milk, then we know that it belongs in the mammal group. We will already know a lot about it, even before we have studied it at all. In the past, the only ways that biologists could decide which organisms were most closely related to each other was to study the structure of their bodies. They looked carefully at their morphology the overall form and shape of their bodies, such as whether they had legs or wings and their anatomy the detailed body structure, which could be determined by dissection.
We still use these methods of classification today. But we now have new tools to help to work out evolutionary relationships, and one of the most powerful of these is the study of DNA. DNA is the chemical from which our chromosomes are made. It is the genetic material, passed on from one generation to the next. You can read more about its structure in Chapter 4, where you will find out that each DNA molecule is made up of strings of smaller molecules, containing four different bases.
These bases, called A, C, G and T, can be arranged in any order. Biologists can compare the sequences of bases in the. DNA of organisms from two different species. The more similar the base sequences, the more closely related the species are to one another. They have a more recent common ancestor than species that have DNA base sequences that are less similar. The classification system The first person to try to classify organisms in a scientific way was a Swedish naturalist called Linnaeus.
He introduced his system of classification in He divided all the different kinds of living things into groups called species. We still use this system today. Biologists do not always agree on exactly how to define a species, but usually we say that organisms belong to the same species if they can breed together successfully, and the offspring that they produce can also breed. Species are grouped into larger groups called genera singular: genus. Each genus contains several species with similar characteristics Figure 1.
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