FinalReviewGuide - Spring 2008 By Dr Balko BioG 110 Final...

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Spring 2008 By Dr Balko BioG 110 Final Exam Review Guide The Final Exam for BioG110 is worth 180 points. Coverage for the final exam will include information covered throughout the semester in both lecture and lab. The best way to prepare for this exam is to use this review guide to help facilitate your review of all the lecture questions Randy has posted for each lecture throughout the semester – the guide will help you to discern which questions summarize the main concepts. I have written this review guide to help you to focus on the important material/ questions that we would like you to understand and take with you when you leave this course. The last part of the review guide will give you a list of concepts and thought provoking questions to help you to discern some of the important concepts we would like you to take away from your lab experiences during BioG110. I will create a list of people you should know and remember why they were important to science. Good luck with all your finals Have a wonderful summer!! 1. How were the carbon atoms on Earth synthesized? Water from outgassing reacted with CO2 in the air to produce carbonic acid 2. Why are proteins better catalysts than RNA? Proteins would be selected over RNA as catalysts because of the variety of functional groups found in the amino acid monomers compared to the nucleotides. 3. The proteins , which are polymers of amino acids, are nature’s premier catalysts. Each amino acid has a different property for binding substrates. They can be positively charged, negatively charged, polar or nonpolar. The chain of amino acids is flexible enough to bind the substrates and release the product. When proteins act as catalysts, they are called enzymes . 4. Why is the cell considered the basic unit of life because? The cell is considered the basic unit of life because it is the smallest unit that exhibits the fundamental characteristics of life 5. What portion of the cell membrane forms the major barrier to the movement of ATP, sugar and proteins? Plasma membrane 6. Within which organelle is Carbon dioxide and water are combined to make carbohydrate? 7.
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