1_Inheritance

1_Inheritance - Biological Sciences 120L General Biology...

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1 Biological Sciences 120L General Biology: Organismal Biology and Evolution
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2 Staff Instructors Suzanne Edmands Eric Webb Regina Wetzer Lab Director Pam Lum Teaching Assistants Supplementary Instruction (SI) Leaders Diana Ciontea, TJ Florence, Taylor Moore, Matt Pollard
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3 Logistics Textbooks BISC 120L Lab Manual Course Website https://blackboard. usc .edu/ . Labs Start after Labor Day Section changes must be done on OASIS
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4 Grading (1000 pts total) Midterm 1 Lecture Exam 100 pts Midterm 2 Lecture Exam 100 pts Midterm 3 Lecture Exam 100 pts Quizzes (12, drop 2 lowest) 100 pts Final Lecture Exam 300 pts Lab Reports and Exams 300 pts
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5 Some unsolicited advice Read the book before class Manage your time carefully Get to know your TA and SI leaders Come to office hours Check Blackboard regularly Attend class!
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6 Scope of this Course Evolution Why do many antibiotics no longer work? Is modern human behavior a product of past evolutionary history? Diversity How have modern molecular techniques revolutionized out view of biodiversity? Are we in the midst of the 6th mass extinction? Ecology How are humans affecting our own life support systems? How does the ocean control climate change?
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7 “Nothing in biology makes sense except In the light of evolution -Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1973
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8 Lecture 1: Patterns of Inheritance Chapter 14
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9 Gregor Mendel Austrian Monk Lived 1822-1884 Developed laws of inheritance Work not appreciated until ~1900
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2008 for the course BISC 120Lg taught by Professor 11:00-01:50pm during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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