Chapter 30

Biological Diversity

What is Biodiversity?
Biodiversity describes the variety of living things at multiple organizational levels: genetic, species and ecosystem diversity. Species diversity…
Threats to Biodiversity
30.2: Threats to Biodiversity
There have been five major extinction events throughout geological history, resulting in the elimination of biodiversity, followed by a rebound of…
Biodiversity and Human Values
30.3: Biodiversity and Human Values
Human civilization relies on biodiversity in many ways. Sudden changes in species biodiversity result in environmental changes that can modify…
Environment: Collection and Extraction of Occupational Air Samples for Analysis of Fungal DNA
30.5: Environment: Collection and Extraction of Occupational Air Samples for Analysis of Fungal DNA
Determining the fungal diversity workers are exposed to in an indoor environment is important for identifying potential health hazards. This…
Biology: A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Protein Expression in Different Biofactories
30.6: Biology: A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Protein Expression in Different Biofactories
Most biopharmaceuticals developed today are commercially mass produced and determining the optimal expression system for each item is…
Genetics: Exploring the Root Microbiome
30.7: Genetics: Exploring the Root Microbiome
Interactions between plant hosts and microorganisms is crucial for plant fitness and tolerance to stress and disease. This standardized protocol…