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Learning Modules

As consisting mostly of videos:

Anatomy of BacteriaCell BiologyCells and MicroscopyChemical Equilibrium, Enzymes, and CatalystsChemistry and Biochemistry BasicsGrowth of Microorganisms (plus fermentation of various foods)EcologyEnergyFermented FoodsInformation and its MovementMacromoleculesMembranes and TransportMicrobial Genetics (though really more molecular genetics)Osmosis and TonicityReproduction and Division of CellsTaxonomy, Plants, and FungiTreesWhat is Biology?What is Microbiology?

On the Road with Biology as Poetry

As consisting of text and videos:

Cells, Life, and HomeostasisCirculatory System Part ICirculatory System Part IIDiet and NutritionDigestive SystemEndocrine SystemEquilibriumImmune SystemIntegumentary SystemIntroduction to ScienceMusculoskeletal SystemNervous System Cells, Concepts, Peripheral SystemNervous System Brain, Spinal Cord, Special SensesProbabilities and GraphingReproductionRespiratory SystemTissues, Organs, and FunctionsUrinary System

As consisting mostly of text:

Cooperation (as among microorganisms)Evolution of Resistance (in microorganisms) and Introduction to Microbial EvolutionGene ExchangeGenomes (evolution)Evolution of Greater Size and ComplexityMicrobiologyNatural SelectionNon-Darwinian ForcesPassage (of microorganisms) Through Time (in terms of evolution)Population BiologySymbioses (involving microorganisms)Virulence (evolution)

Podcasts (Microbes and Evolution lectures, sound only):

(the current version of the textbook can be found here)

(1) Brief Introduction to Evolution (Including Microbes)(2) Population Biology(3) Introduction to Microbiology(4a) Non-Darwinian Forces (part I)(4b) Non-Darwinian Forces (part II)(5a) Natural Selection (part I)(5b) Natural Selection (part II)(6a) Evolution of Resistance (part I)(6b) Evolution of Resistance (part II)(7a) Passage Through Time (part I)(7b) Passage Through Time (part II)(8a) Gene Exchange (part I)(8b) Gene Exchange (part II)(8c) Gene Exchange (part III)(8d) Gene Exchange (part IV)(9a) Genomes (part I)(9b) Genomes (part II)(9c) Genomes (part III)(10a) Cooperation (part I)(10b) Cooperation (part II)(10c) Cooperation (part III)(10d) Cooperation (part IV)(11a) Symbioses (part I)(11b) Symbioses (part II)(11c) Symbioses (part III)(12a) Virulence (part I)(12b) Virulence (part II)(12c) Virulence (part III)(13a) Greater Size and Complexity (part I)(13b) Greater Size and Complexity (part II)(13c) Greater Size and Complexity (part III)

My most-viewed YouTube videos:

(1) Substrate-Level Phosphorylation(2) Chemostat(3) Down a Concentration Gradient(4) Secondary Endosymbiosis(5) Muller's Ratchet(6) Phenotypic Plasticity(7) Proton Motive Force(8) Antagonistic Pleiotropy(9) Serial Endosymbiosis(10) Mitosis

Various extended projects:

Φ figures.biologyaspoetry.com Φ (collection of over 400 biology-themed figures for your intellectual as well as artistic enjoyment)human.biologyaspoetry.com (in progress somewhat video-based "textbook" on the subject of human biology, particularly human physiology)microbes.evolution.biologyaspoetry.com (in progress textbook on the subject of microbial evolution) phage.therapy.biologyaspoetry.com (in progress somewhat reprint-based "textbook" on the use of the viruses of bacteria to treat bacterial diseases)

Examples of Specific Content

Random example figures (of hundreds) and my various books:


Sample term entries (of thousands):

Activation energyHormoneAllele frequencyCuticleSexVestigial structureCellMacromoleculeMusculoskeletal systemIntegumentary systemNervous systemEndocrine systemUrinary systemImmune systemReproductive systemCirculatory systemDigestive systemRespiratory systemFamily HominidaeAncestorMicroevolutionSpeciationHeritabilityCephalopodsBipedalismFungus-caused diseasesGametic isolationFrequency of recombinationSalmonellaEntericsSexually transmitted diseasesClostridium tetaniShuttle vectorSubstrate-level phosphorylationTriglycerideSkinGerm Theory of DiseaseCatalystTransition stateReplication forkRecombinant DNABiosphereBiologyClonal expansionMicroorganismOrganGenetic variationGenus HomoDevelopmentDiapedesisMarginationChemotaxis (immunity)CholesterolNeutrophilScienceYou are what you eatCoagulaseFungiOsmotrophCarbonElementColicinLysogen allelopathyIntracellular parasitismPhagotrophClonal interferenceSerial transferCompetitive exclusionChemostatAcquired resistanceProdromal periodVirulence factorCulturePhotosynthesisNosocomial infectionConodontsGrowth optimumExotoxinPathogenicity islandPredatorPredationArchaea (informal)ArchaeonCrenarchaeotaEuryarchaeotaArchaealArchaeal virusViruses of MicroorganismsBacteriaConsumerPlacental mammalsAdsorptionAbsorptionVictim-exploiter interactionsDomainAminoacyl tRNA synthetaseNitrogen fixationBiotechnologyExoenzymeBotulinum toxinPeriplasmStabilizing frequency-dependent selectionColonization (microbiology)ApoptosisOpportunistic infectionsCarrier stateInfectionBacteriocinClostridium botulinumShigellaAntibiotic resistanceBlack deathOuter membraneMigration (genetic)CohesionMesophileArchaeaSystems biologyFunctional biologyEvolutionary biologyUltimate causationBehaviorEvolutionary trendBiologyPharmecologyFitnessTrophic ecologyEvolutionPhage therapyAntibioticEndotoxinAlleleMicropyle (ovule)Domain ArchaeaHard selectionEndosymbiosisSepsis (within the body)Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)Convergent evolutionHardy-Weinberg equilibriumDisruptive selectionCentral dogmaCalorie (kcal)Muller's ratchetInactivated whole-agent vaccineAttenuated whole-agent vaccineFixationAntagonistic pleiotropyLinkageCompensatory (mutation)Relative fitnessMutation

A Bit of Fun

Videos of and about link to S. T. Abedon's homepage:

This is link to S. T. Abedon's homepage, from August, 2013:

This is the story of link to S. T. Abedon's homepage (much abbreviated):

This is the story of half sour pickles (well, sort of…):

A bit of a tangent within a lecture addressing the question, why I like Wikipedia:

A bit of fun but nevertheless real biology:

Silly sayings with link to Biology as Poetry in them:

I welcome input. Contact Steve@biologyaspoetry.com or contact web master.