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08 -16- 11 Who is teaching this course?
Dr. William E. Barstow
B.S., M.S. Univ. of
M.S., PhD. Purdue
Professor UGA – plant
Research – the
utrastructure of aquatic
fungi LAB Program Director
Dr. Kristen Miller
M.S. Ecology UGA
M.S. Biopsychology UGA
PhD. Univ. of Georgia
Room 402 Biosciences [email protected]
See Mrs. Miller with
with the laboratory
program. Data Management Specialist
Ms. Yulonda Davis
See Ms. Davis with
questions about quiz and
exam scheduling Biosciences Learning Center
Room 406 Biosciences Textbook
FOR A CHANGING WORLD
FOR CHANGING Shuster et al.
W. H. Freeman and
Scientific American, 2012
Scientific LECTURE. Tuesday / Thursday
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Room 404E.
It is expected that you will attend
all the lectures.
There is a positive correlation
between higher grades and
attendance in lecture.
attendance CELL PHONES. Please turn off your
cell phone before entering 404E
LAPTOP COMPUTERS are also a
distraction to others in the class.
Please put your laptop away during
lecture. You learn better by creating
your own handwritten notes. EXAMS AND QUIZZES
Possible points for Fall Semester 2010
Exams - 4 exams = 400 points
400 11 Quizzes (drop lowest)
11 = 50points
50points Final exam
Final = 200 points TOTAL 650 points Four Exams and a Final
Final Thursday September 08
Thursday October 06
Tuesday November 01
Thursday December 01
Wednesday December 13
Based on points…….
Possible Points for the Semester
Exams -4 exams x 100 points / exam
Total 400 points
650 points GRADE
90 – 92
87 - 89
83 – 86
80 – 82
77 – 79
73 – 76
70 – 72
60 – 69
390 ACADEMIC HONESTY
“ Whatever form it takes, academic dishonesty
hurts everyone: It is unfair to other students, it
diminishes the reputation of the University and
the value of the degree it confers, and it can
result in serious disciplinary action” (Dr. Robert
Kirkman, Georgia Tech). WWW.uga.edu/ovpi/academic_honesty.htm
WWW.uga.edu/ovpi/academic_honesty.htm Why Study Biology?
Why “Perhaps the most fundamental value of a liberal
education is that it makes life more interesting….
It allows you to see things which the
undereducated do not see. It allows you to
understand things which the untutored find
incomprehensible. It allows you to think things
which do not occur to the less learned.
In short, it makes it less likely that you will be
bored with life and less likely that you will be a
bore to those around you”.
Kingman Brewster Jr., former President, Yale University.
Kingman Biology 1103
LECTURE #1 08-16-2011
LECTURE What are the characteristics of
See Infographic 2.1 on page 23 Life has…….. 1. Complex structure based on
organic (carbon containing)
molecules. Six main atoms
CHNOPS Organized into Four kinds of
Nucleic 2. All living things are made of
cells or cell products
Two main cell types…… Prokaryotic – no nucleus (bacteria)
Eukaryotic – chromosomes contained
within a nucleus (protists, fungi, animals,
plants) – Reproduction: the process of producing new
organisms. *3. Reproduction
The continuity of life is based on DNA.
DNA is the genetic code passed from
one generation to the next …..
throughout the entire past history of life.
throughout *4. Energy
Organisms acquire materials and energy
from the environment and convert them
into different forms.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS – Energy of light
from the sun…..
ATP is the “energy” molecule
Energy is the ability to do work. Living
organisms obtain energy from food, which they
either make from sunlight or consume from the
Chemical reactions convert that energy into
usable forms. Metabolism is the sum total of all
of the chemical reactions taking place in the
cells of a living organism that allow it to obtain
and use energy.
and *5. Living Things Grow and Develop
– Growth: for unicellular organisms, this is an increase
in cell size prior to reproduction; for multicellular
organisms, this is an increase in an organism’s size
as the number of cells making up the organism
increases. *6. Living things maintain homeostasis
*6. – Homeostasis: the maintenance of a relatively
constant internal environment.
constant *7. Living things respond to stimuli from their
– Sense and response to stimuli: organisms respond
to stimuli in many ways – they may move toward a
food source or away from a threatening predator
food 8. Living things are the products
All living things changed through
time from earlier forms in a
gradual – historical - process of
change and diversification.
Life on the earth is at least 3.5
billion years old!
billion Hierarchies of structural levels
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course BIOL 1103 taught by Professor Armstrong during the Spring '07 term at UGA.
- Spring '07