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An example is lifespan: Larger animals generally live longer than smaller ones. 5 times longer than a mammal of comparable body size. Scaling phenomena such as this one show up in many chapters of this book (the lifespan of birds, for example, appears in Chapters 2 and 12), so it is important to examine this principle now. The most important size effect may be a simple mathematical concept known as the surface-area-to-volume ratio. The larger the organism, the smaller the surfacearea-to-volume ratio Consider a small spherical cell of minute size.

Understanding the methods can be important to understanding the knowledge they yield. Although this text does not focus heavily on such methods, we cover selected ones in the appropriate chapters. For example, Chapter 2 discusses a number of important techniques scientists use in genomic and other molecular studies. Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

As its name implies, connective tissue connects, supports, and anchors various body parts. It includes such diverse structures as the loose connective tissue that attaches epithelial tissue to underlying structures; tendons, which attach skeletal muscles to bones; bone, which gives vertebrates shape, support, and protection; and blood (or hemolymph), which transports materials from one part of a body to another, and in a sense, connects all cells of the body. Except for blood, the cells within connective tissue produce specific molecules that they release into the extracellular spaces between the cells.

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