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  1. Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model

    2019-02-15 07:18:14 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4943N

    This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra Model in the context of understanding interspecific competition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  2. Lung Capacity and Rhythms in Breathing

    Lung Capacity and Rhythms in Breathing

    2019-02-15 07:18:10 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4DX6N

    This module introduces rhythmic inhaling and exhaling in the context of understanding trigonometry and sine waves. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  3. Maintaining Cellular Conditions: pH and Buffers

    Maintaining Cellular Conditions: pH and Buffers

    2019-02-15 07:18:04 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4JM9X

    This module introduces the chemical reactions related to pH in the context of understanding how acidity can affect both the structure and chemical reactivity of cellular molecules. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  4. Maintenance of Cell Shape

    Maintenance of Cell Shape

    2019-02-15 07:17:59 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4PB1C

    This module introduces an equation to calculate roundness in the context of understanding how myosin contributes to cell shape. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  5. Mechanisms of Cell Attachment

    Mechanisms of Cell Attachment

    2019-02-15 07:17:53 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4T439

    This module introduces the calculation of refractive indices along a cell surface in the context of understanding the attachment of cells to surfaces. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  6. Metabolism for Energy and the Respiratory Quotient

    Metabolism for Energy and the Respiratory Quotient

    2019-02-15 07:17:48 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4XT81

    This module introduces the respiratory quotient in the context of understanding how metabolism is affected by environmental conditions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  7. Tension in Blood Vessels: LaPlace's Equation

    Tension in Blood Vessels: LaPlace's Equation

    2019-02-15 07:17:28 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q42M9K

    This module introduces Laplace's equation in the context of understanding tension in the walls of blood vessels. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  8. Mitotic Index and Cell Division

    Mitotic Index and Cell Division

    2019-02-15 07:17:18 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q46B2D

    This module introduces the mitotic index in the context of understanding the dynamics of cell division in the root of a plant. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  9. Muscle Contraction

    Muscle Contraction

    2019-02-15 07:17:14 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4B44B

    This module introduces equations around muscle force in the context of understanding the Sliding Filament Model. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  10. Nastic Movements in Plants

    Nastic Movements in Plants

    2019-02-15 07:17:09 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4FT79

    This module introduces an osmotic model in the context of understanding plants' capability of rapidly adapting to changes in their environment. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  11. Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Viscosity

    Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Viscosity

    2019-02-15 07:17:05 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4KM97

    This module introduces a modified Stokes-Einstein equation in the context of understanding the difference in viscosity between the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells

  12. Nucleo-cytoplasmic Transport

    Nucleo-cytoplasmic Transport

    2019-02-15 07:17:01 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4QB1P

    This module introduces exponential decay and the rate of influx in the context of understanding the transport of molecules from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  13. Nucleoplasmic Index

    Nucleoplasmic Index

    2019-02-15 07:16:56 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4V440

    This module introduces the nucleoplasmic index in the context of understanding how the volume of organelles and cell contents change during the cell cycle. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  14. Optimal Foraging Theory

    Optimal Foraging Theory

    2019-02-15 07:16:51 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4ZT7Z

    This module introduces the optimal foraging strategy in the context of understanding competition and coexistence among species. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  15. Osmoregulation

    Osmoregulation

    2019-02-15 07:16:47 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q43M9W

    This module introduces the osmotic work equation in the context of understanding osmoregulation. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  16. Oxygen Diffusion in Simple Organisms

    Oxygen Diffusion in Simple Organisms

    2019-02-15 07:16:42 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q47B1B

    This module introduces equations related to oxygen diffusion in the context of understanding the relationship between oxygen needs and metabolism. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  17. Phototropism and Gravitropism: Quantifying Stem Curvature in Plants Introduction

    Phototropism and Gravitropism: Quantifying Stem Curvature in Plants Introduction

    2019-02-15 07:16:38 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4C44N

    This module introduces phototropism and gravitropism in the context of understanding how to quantify stem curvature of plants. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  18. Plant Cell Expansion and Plant Hormones

    Plant Cell Expansion and Plant Hormones

    2019-02-15 07:16:33 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4GT7M

    This module introduces the cell enlargement model in the context of understanding plant hormones' effects. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  19. Population Bottlenecks: Heterozygosity vs. Allelic Diversity

    Population Bottlenecks: Heterozygosity vs. Allelic Diversity

    2019-02-15 07:16:29 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4MJ0F

    This module introduces heterozygosity and allelic diversity in the context of understanding population bottlenecks. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  20. Population Genetics: Limits to Adaptation

    Population Genetics: Limits to Adaptation

    2019-02-15 07:16:24 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4RB2C

    This module introduces gene flow in the context of understanding the persistence of maladaptive traits in some populations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.