EuroBio is an extensive collection of illustrations for use in biology teaching, produced by Steven Weinberg, John Watson and Cosimo de Benedictis of the European Schools. The images do not have captions; these are in separate text files. Click on the appropriate flag below to download a language version.

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The images come in two sets: basic and advanced.

You may download the Advanced images (as PDF files) from this page -- the Basic set is on an accompanying page.

Please note that the materials remain copyright of the European Schools (Scholae Europeae), but they can be used freely for non-commercial educational purposes.

  pdf button All files in one book (10.8MB)

Chapter 1. Biochemistry and cells

  Chemical composition of the cell
  Chemical bonds
  Nucleic acids (DNA)
  Nucleic acids (RNA)
  Enzymatic reactions
  Enzyme action
  TEM techniques
  Radioactive labelling and autoradiography
  Separation techniques
  LM and TEM
  LM, TEM and SEM 1
  LM, TEM and SEM 2
  Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; different cell types
  Ultrastructure of idealised cells, as seen with the TEM
  Diagrams of the ultrastructure of cells, based on the TEM image
  Cell organelles 1
  Cell organelles 2

Chapter 2: The excitable cell

  Vision and other senses in humans
  Optical illusions
  The ear and hearing
  Nerve impulse transmission
  Depolarisation and impulse transmission
  Action potential and synapse
  The human brain
  Origin and natural sources of drugs
  Hallucinations and amphetamines
  Skeletal muscle
  Contraction of skeletal muscle

Chapter 3. Internal regulation

  Homeostasis: nervous and hormonal regulation
  Homeostasis: the beating of the heart
  Homeostasis: breathing and body temperature
  Blood sugar regulation
  Body defences against disease
  Adaptive immunity
  Mechanisms in adaptive immunity
  HIV testing

Chapter 4. Human and animal behaviour

  Innate behaviour
  Displacement activity
  Acquired behaviour 1
  Acquired behaviour 2
  Acquired behaviour 3

Chapter 5. Cells and energy

  The unit membrane 
Diffusion and osmosis
  Osmosis and cells  
Transport across membranes
  Endocytosis and exocytosis, pinocytosis, phagocytosis
  Energy flux and cycles of matter
  Light and photosynthesis
  Pigments, wavelength and photosynthesis
  The steps of photosynthesis: general introduction
  The light reactions and ATP
  Grana and protein pump
  Summary diagram of photosynthesis
  The Krebs cycle
  Oxidative phosphorylation
  Fermentation (anaerobic respiration)
  Summary diagram of respiration
  Food as a source of organic molecules, their breakdown and use as an energy supply

Chapter 6. Genetics

  Meiosis (revision)
  Monohybrid cross
  Dihybrid cross and independent genes
  Chromosome theory
  Recombination frequency (test cross)
  Chromosome mapping
  Multiple alleles, polygenes and lethal genes
  Sex-linked inheritance
  Nucleus and DNA as the site of genetic information
  DNA structure
  DNA replication
  Protein synthesis
  Genetic code
  One gene --> one enzyme hypothesis
  Bacterial Genetics
  Retroviruses - HIV
  Genetic modification
  Gene mutations
  Chromosome mutations
  Genome mutations: aneupoloidy
  Genome mutations: autopolyploidy
  Genome mutations: allopolyploidy
  Human karyotype
  Sex inheritance and sex-linked diseases in humans
  Family trees

Chapter 7. Evolution and classification

  Paleontology (fossilisation; radioactive decay)
  Development of life in time
  Some important fossils
  Classification (systematics and taxonomy) 1
  The species concept
  Classification (systematics and taxonomy) 2
  The five kingdoms
  Flowering plants
  Synoptic overview of the animal kingdom
  Coelenterates (Cnidaria)
  Making a phylogenetic tree
  ppt button Making a phylogenetic tree (ppt 1.9MB)
Comparative anatomy
  Comparative serology 
  Biogeography: Continental drift
  Evolution of organic molecules and cells
  Lamarck and Darwin
  The Hardy-Weinberg principle 
  Natural selection
  Allopatric speciation 
  Apes, homonids and man