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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.


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 illustions
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 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