7.014 Introductory Biology

Course Description

The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material. http://ocw.mit.edu

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Penny Chisholm, Graham Walker, Julia Khodor, and Michelle Mischke, 7.014 Introductory Biology, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare). http://ocw.mit.edu (accessed MM DD, YYYY). License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike.
7.014 Introductory Biology
The global biosphere. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index measures the amount and health of plants on land, while chlorophyll measurements indicate the amount of phytoplankton in the ocean. (Image courtesy of the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.)
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

# Lecture Play Lecture
I. Biochemistry
1 Introduction (45:38) Play Video
2 Biochemistry I (47:51) Play Video
3 Biochemistry II (41:50) Play Video
4 Biochemistry III (48:01) Play Video
5 Biochemistry IV (47:21) Play Video
6 Biochemistry V (42:27) Play Video
7 Biochemistry VI (46:20) Play Video
8 Biochemistry VI (49:04) Play Video
II. Molecular Biology
9 Molecular Biology I (43:13) Play Video
10 Molecular Biology II (47:22) Play Video
11 Lecture 11 (45:51) Play Video
12 Molecular Biology III (50:33) Play Video
13 Molecular Biology IV (50:53) Play Video
14 Molecular Biology IV (47:33) Play Video
III. Bacterial Genetics
15 Bacterial Genetics (46:40) Play Video
16 The Biosphere (45:40) Play Video
17 Lecture 17: Carbon and Energy Metabolism (38:27) Play Video
18 Lecture 18: Productivity and Food Webs (41:51) Play Video
19 Regulation of Productivity (47:20) Play Video
20 Limiting Factors and Biogeochemical Cycles (46:39) Play Video
IV. Genetics
21 Lecture 21: Mendelian Genetics (47:22) Play Video
22 Mitosis and Meiosis (47:28) Play Video
23 Diploid Genetics (51:37) Play Video
24 Recombinant DNA I (40:57) Play Video
25 Recombinant DNA II (31:52) Play Video
26 Recombinant DNA III (41:03) Play Video
27 Recombinant DNA III (50:14) Play Video
V. Populations
28 Population Growth I (47:26) Play Video
29 Population Growth I (42:32) Play Video
30 Population Growth II (45:54) Play Video
31 Population Genetics and Evolution (51:52) Play Video
32 Molecular Evolution (51:12) Play Video
33 Communities I (44:29) Play Video
34 Communities II (46:38) Play Video


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