CELL 101-02 - Chapter - 1

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CELL 101-02 General Biology
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Instructor- Meenakshi V ijayaraghavan Office – 4006 Percival Stern Hall Phone - 862-3154 E-mail – [email protected] Office hours - Tuesdays and Fridays 12:30 - 2:00PM or by appointment
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Time and Place All class sessions will take place in Richardson 117 , including examinations. Class meets TR from 11:00AM - 12:15PM . Semester examinations will be given during class time on Sep.25 th , Oct. 23 rd , Nov.15 th and from 8:00AM - 12PM on Dec. 13 th .
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Textbook: Tulane Custom of Brooker - Biology Robert J. Brooker, Eric P. Widmaier, Linda E. Graham, Peter D. Stiling First edition McGraw Hill
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Design of course Lecture format Three midterms at (15%) Final examination (55%)
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Blackboard Syllabus, lectures, quiz, and occasional announcements will be posted on Tulane’s Blackboard system. Lectures will be posted before class. Today’s assignment (Aug. 30 th ) is Chapter 1
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An Introduction to Biology Chapter 1
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Properties of Life Unity All modern forms of life display a common set of characteristics Based on biological evolution Diversity Many types of environments with diverse organisms
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Seven Characteristics of Life 1. Cells and organization 2. Energy use and metabolism 3. Response to environmental changes 4. Regulation and homeostasis 5. Growth and development 6. Reproduction 7. Biological evolution
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Levels of Organization 1. Atoms 2. Molecules and macromolecules 3. Cells 4. Tissues 5. Organs 6. Organism 7. Population 8. Community 9. Ecosystem 10. Biosphere Organization - Hierarchical
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Evolutionary History Life began on Earth as primitive cells 3.5-4 billion years ago Primitive cells - evolutionary changes - rise to the species we see today Understanding evolutionary history helps us understand the structure and function of an organism’s body
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CELL 102 taught by Professor Vijayaraghavan during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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CELL 101-02 - Chapter - 1 - CELL 101-02 General Biology...

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