1Welcome to Biology 113Welcome to Biology 113Course coordinator:Betsy Wrobel-BoernerHead GTA:Wei LiuInstructors:Richard Swenson andRandy SchollBIOLOGY 113BIOLOGY 113COURSE OBJECTIVECOURSE OBJECTIVEUnderstand the molecular and cellular basis of lifeTOPICSTOPICSBiochemistry:Enzymes, energetics, metabolismCells:Components, organization, functionGenes:Structure, transmission, regulation, and genetic engineeringOrganism:Reproduction and developmentClass lectures:•follow syllabus, exam schedule • use lecture slides on Carmen–Print out in advance!• take notes and follow along• focus on topics covered in lectures• use study guides (on Carmen)• use your textbook (!!) to fill in gaps
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2•USE IT !!!!!!!!! (and not just as a paperweight)•Refer to “Chapter Review” sections at the end of each chapter to help you study.– “Summary of Concepts”– “Testing Your Knowledge”• USE THE EXAMPLES TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE (Source of exam questions)• (Note: Not all questions will be relevant as some of the material in the chapters will not be covered.)Your textbook…...March 25, 2008March 25, 2008Biology 113, Lecture 1Biology 113, Lecture 1• Properties of life• Hierarchy of life• Classification of living organisms• Evolution of life• Process of scientific explorationConcepts: 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3Part 1 Part 1 -OverviewFigure 1.2(c) Response to the environment(a) Order (d) Regulation (g) Reproduction (f) Growth and development(b) Evolutionary adaptation (e) Energy processing Some properties of lifeAll processes in living organisms are governed by laws of chemistry and physics.