Recommended chapters from key textbooks for the biology olympiad

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Many students are unsure about which chapters are the most important for the biology olympiad preparation. Below we compiled a list of the most essential textbook chapters to help you efficiently prepare for the biology olympiad.

Vander et al.: Human Physiology: The Mechanism of Body Function, Eighth Edition
3 Cell Structure
7 Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication
8 Neural Control Mechanisms
9 The Sensory Systems
10 Principles of Hormonal Control Systems
11 Muscle
12 Control of Body Movement
14 Circulation
15 Respiration
16 The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions
17 The Digestion and Absorption of Food
18 Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth, and Energy Balance
19 Reproduction
20 Defense Mechanisms of the Body
Raven’s Biology of Plants
3. The Plant Cell and the Cell Cycle
4. The Movement of Substances into and out of Cells
13. Prokaryotes and Viruses
14. Fungi
15. Protists: Algae and Heterotrophic Protists
16. Bryophytes
17. Seedless Vascular Plants
18. Gymnosperms
19. Introduction to the Angiosperms
20. Evolution of the Angiosperms
22. Early Development of the Plant Body
23. Cells and Tissues of the Plant Body
24. The Root: Structure and Development
25. The Shoot: Primary Structure and Development
26. Secondary Growth in Stems
30. The Movement of Water and Solutes in Plants
29. Plant Nutrition and Soils
27. Regulating Growth and Development: The Plant Hormones
28. External Factors and Plant Growth
Brooker’s Genetics
Chapter 3 Reproduction and Chromosome Transmission
Chapter 4 Extensions of Mendelian Inheritance
Chapter 5 Linkage and Genetic Mapping in Eukaryotes
Chapter 6 Genetic Transfer and Mapping in Bacteria and Bacteriophages
Chapter 7 Non-Mendelian Inheritance
Chapter 8 Variation in Chromosome Structure and Number
Chapter 9 Molecular Structure of DNA and RNA
Chapter 10 Chromosome Organization and Molecular Structure
Chapter 11 DNA Replication
Chapter 12 Gene Transcription and RNA Modification
Chapter 13 Translation of mRNA
Chapter 14 Gene Regulation in Bacteria and Bacteriophages
Chapter 15 Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
Chapter 16 Gene Mutation and DNA Repair
Chapter 18 Recombinant DNA Technology
Chapter 19 Biotechnology
Chapter 20 Analysis of DNA
Chapter 24 Quantitative Genetics
Chapter 25 Population Genetics
Chapter 26 Evolutionary Genetics
Albert’s Molecular Biology of the Cell
2       Cell Chemistry and Biosynthesis
3       Proteins
4       DNA, Chromosomes and Genomes
8       Manipulating Proteins, DNA and RNA
10      Membrane Structure
11      Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the Electrical Properties of Membranes
14      Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts

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