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
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
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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.)