Growth and development

  • O. F. G. Kilgour
  • P. D. Riley
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (PAMAS)


After reading this chapter you should be able to:
  • describe the growth process and identify the types of growth in living organisms

  • describe the structure and contents of the cell nucleus

  • understand the process in which cells divide by mitosis

  • explain the difference between mitosis in plant and animal cells

  • understand the structure of genetic material, DNA, and the functions of m-RNA and t-RNA

  • compare the seeds of monocotyledon and dicotyledon flowering plants

  • understand metamorphosis in insects and the frog

  • explain the advantages of dormancy

  • describe the growth regions in plants and animals

  • understand how to measure growth in different ways

  • plot growth curves

  • describe the factors that affect growth


Biomass Cellulose Obesity Maize Respiration 


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© O.F.G. Kilgour and P.D. Riley 1999

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  • O. F. G. Kilgour
  • P. D. Riley

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