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BIOL 212: Introduction to Microbiology

School: Grand Valley State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 9

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Metanephridia vs. Nephrons: Earthworm & Mammal Waste Management
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This videos teaches the mechanisms behind waste elimination in earthworms and mammals. Learn how metanephridia in earthworms and nephrons in mammalian kidneys work differently to perform crucial functions. Clear up common misconceptions and deepen your understanding of these biological systems.

Meal to Digestion: Grasping Distension & Body's Control Center
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Discover what happens in your body after a hearty meal! Learn about the concept of 'distension' and how nerve cells act as messengers to your control center, orchestrating the digestive process.

Balancing Act: How Negative Feedback Loops Maintain Harmony
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Discover the concept of negative feedback loops in biological systems, where balance is maintained by counteracting changes. Explore the four key components: Stimulus, Sensor, Control Center, and Effector, through examples like blood sugar regulation. Uncover how these loops play a crucial role in keeping our body systems in harmony.

Ion Pumps & Phagocytosis: Which Transport Types?
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Explore active and passive transport and understand how ion pumps and phagocytosis fit in. Discover endocytosis as an active transport where cells engulf particles. Differentiate between active transport mechanisms and passive methods like facilitated diffusion.

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Nephron Processes: From Filtration to Urine Concentration Explained
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Explore the nephron's role in kidney function, focusing on its five crucial processes. Understand filtration's non-selectivity compared to the discriminative nature of other processes. Gain insights into the kidney's intricate balance and selectivity.

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