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BSC 2011 Dr. Presley Hints for Exam 1 1 of 4 Exam 1 date is ____________________________. Check your syllabus and assignment calendar for the date. Exam 1 covers a lot of material. The test includes Chapters 28, 29, 34, 35, 37, and 38 plus material noted in the “Chapter Notes.” This is a study of the plant kingdom and the basics of plant structure and function. Make out your handwritten chart of the “Plant Kingdom ” (yes, I said handwritten by you and not computer generated or photocopied) for use during 15 minutes of Exam 1. I know that it takes a lot of time to make out this chart, but it organizes your thoughts for study and comes in handy during the exam (and again for preparation for the comprehensive final exam). Follow the suggestions for organizing the chart in the Chapter 28 notes. Answers to many of these “hints” should be found on your chart as well as in my “Chapter Notes.” These topics will also be studied in the laboratory. Ask questions in lab or post questions in Angel LMS. In order to get you thinking about the detail required for this majors’ biology class, I am presenting some of the more commonly missed questions on this first unit that I have experienced over the past 40 years of teaching freshman biology. I hope these questions will get you thinking about many of the concepts presented in the Exam 1 Outline. 1. Characteristics of plants . Name four points that tie the evolution of plants to the green algae. What was likely the evolutionary ancestral group of the plants? What are embryophytes and what advantage to they have over algal groups? Name at least 6 adaptations that plants had to make in order to be successful in the terrestrial environment. When were there forests of lycopods and ferns in the Northern hemisphere. 2. Alternation of generations life cycle . Name the diploid generation. Name the haploid generation. Which generation produces spores? Which generation produces gametes? Are spores haploid or diploid? Are gametes haploid or diploid? Name the cell division process that the sporophyte uses to produce the spores. Name the cell division process that the gametophyte uses to produce the gametes (egg or sperm). What structure is produced at the fertilization of an egg by a sperm? Is this new structure haploid or diploid? Name the cell division process that occurs in the spore to produce the gametophyte plant body. Name the cell division process that occurs in the zygote to produce the sporophyte body. What does it mean for a generation to be “dominant”? Be sure to note the dominant generation for each of the plants that we study.
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