Welcome to General Biology

A Quick Resource for Professor Reginald Finley's Biology students.

This page will have featured text, resources, videos, exercises, and more to get you up to speed with Biology. Concepts that you are finding difficult may provide some clarity here for you.


One-on-One tutoring and guidance is available at your institutions. Valencia students, please contact your Tutoring Center for assistance. UMA students, please refer to the LIVE Q&A schedule if you have any questions about your coursework. All other learners, please visit my tutoring page for more information.

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What is a vertebrate?

What is a tetrapod?

What are some common traits between fish and amphibians?

What are some common traits between reptiles, and mammals?

What are some common traits between birds and humans?

What is an amniote?

What is a placental mammal?

What is a monotreme?

What early Earth organism was responsible for major increases in oxygen levels?

What are the different levels of embryonic development?

What marine organisms are filter feeders?

What organisms populated land first?

What organ in fish later evolved to become lungs?

What is a hominin, hominid, and a hominoid?

Who were early human ancestors according to the fossil record?

Who are humanity's closest living relatives according to genetics and the fossil record?

What are some defining traits of  Homo sapiens?



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