Biology 110:  Principles of Biology

    Welcome to Dr. Lankford's Biology 110: Principles of Biology webpage.  This course is designed to provide an introduction to the major themes in biology.  It is intended primarily for students majoring in biology.

    Biology 110 deals primarily with life at the level of molecules and cells, and with genetics.  The themes to be covered in Bio 110, although simplified, will be encountered often as you take more advanced courses towards your biology degree.  It is therefore important that you strive to comprehend and appreciate these themes, and that you work diligently to develop a foundation on which you can place the many new concepts that you will learn while pursuing your biology degree.

    Our goal is therefore to synthesize a coherent view of life that will serve you throughout your coursework as biology majors!


Course Syllabus

Lab Schedule


Lecture Notes:

    Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Chapter 2 - Chemical Context of Life

    Chapter 3 - Water and The Environment

    Chapter 4 - Carbon Compounds

    Chapter 5 - Macromolecules

    Chapter 6 - Metabolism

    Chapter 7 - Tour of the Cell

    Chapter 8 - Membranes

    Chapter 9 - Cellular Respiration

    Chapter 10 - Photosynthesis

    Chapter 11 - Cell Communication

    Chapter 12 - The Cell Cycle

    Chapter 13 - Meiosis

    Chapter 14 - Mendelian Inheritance

    Chapter 15 - Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

    Chapter 16 - DNA

    Chapter 17 - From Gene to Protein

    Chapter 18 - Genetics of Viruses

    Chapter 19 - Control of Eukaryotic Genomes