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Lecture 1_Spr2011_post - BIOL 1362 INTRODUCTION TO...

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BIOL 1362 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE - SPRING 2011 Instructor: Ana I. Medrano, Ph.D. ( [email protected] ) Office : 124 A, Science Building (502) Office Hours : 10am -11:30am Tuesday & Thursday Text: Campbell BIOLOGY, 9 th Edition by Reece et.al., with MasteringBiology
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Exams and Grading Policies 4 midterm exams (@CASA) and a final exam multiple choice questions - which may include diagrams/pictures some true/false Opportunities for extra credit through MasteringBiology the final exam will be cumulative the lowest score of the first four exams will be dropped (all exams must be taken) cheating during the exam will not be tolerated. the three highest scores of Exams 1-4 are worth 22.22% each, for a total of 66.66% (2/3 of your grade). the final exam is worth 33.33% (1/3 of your grade).
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UNIT 1 - OVERVIEW This unit is all about DNA What it is made of, what information it stores, how it is passed on, what happens if the information is changed RNA Proteins Traits transcription translation P H E N O T Y P E G E N O T Y P E replication DNA Genes Cell Division Asexual: Mitosis, Fission Sexual reproduction: (genetic variation) Meiosis Offspring (passage of traits: inheritance) Evolution happens as populations interact with their environment fertilization
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