Bio Exam 1

Bio Exam 1 - Observation - A person may look around them...

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Observation - A person may look around them and notice something intriguing or by reading and studying the work of previous scientific studies Question - In science, the phenomenon in question must be measurable or observable Hypothesis - A hypothesis is a statement that offers a possible answer to a question being asked, and is developed based on previous obervations - It must be testable using currently available technology - It must be falsifiable - A hypothesis can never be proven; it can only be supported - A null hypothesis states there is no relationship between the phenonmenon - An alternative hypothesis states that there is a relationship between the phenonmenon Prediction - describe the specific relationship between the phenonmenon of interest - Predictions often take the formof if-then statements Test/Experiment - An experiment is the series of steps and procedures used to test a hypothesis - A well planned and excuted experiment includes several important components: a dependant variable, an independant variable, controlled variables, a treatment group, a control group, and replication Record and Analyze Results - It is very important to record this data in a way that is welled organized and easily read Draw Conclusions - Various results can happen from your conclusions Energy - To stay alive and reproduce, organisms have to acquire and use energy Cells Organization - Organisms are made up of membrane - bound units called cells. A cells membrane regulates the passage of materials between exterior and interior spaces. Information - Organisms process hereditary or genetic information, encoded in units called genes, along with information they acquire from the environment. Replication - Almost everything an organism does contributes to one goal: replicating itself. Evolution - Organisms are the product of evolution, and their populations continue to evolve.
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Primary - The sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide -GLY-SER-ASP- Secondary - Formation of α - helices and β - pleated sheets in a polypeptide Tertiary - Overall three-dimensional shape of a polypeptide (includes contributions from secondary structures) A bunch of secondary structures. Quaternary - Shape produced by combinations of polypeptides (thus combinations of tertiary
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2012 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Beckmann during the Spring '12 term at Rockford.

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Bio Exam 1 - Observation - A person may look around them...

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