2011 Unit I assign Spr08-1

2011 Unit I assign Spr08-1 - BSC 20011 UNIT I ASSIGNMENT...

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BSC 20011 UNIT I ASSIGNMENT (25 points) SPRING 2008 Name, please: _______________________ Last 4 of SS#: ___________ The purpose of these assignments is to “encourage” you to review your notes and text material, and to integrate numerous facts and terms into broad but meaningful concepts. Please try and work on your own at first, but don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from me or your TAs. If you work with a fellow student, please be sure to frame your answers in your own words – we will call you to task on this and instances of copying will be severely penalized. This assignment is due at the beginning of class on Jan. 24 th . We will randomly select questions to grade and post the answers prior to your Unit I exam. – Dr. Spears 1. (a) Compare and contrast the structure and function of (i) DNA, (ii) mRNA, and (iii) protein. (b) For eukaryotes, what is the function of (i) replication, and where does it occur, (ii) transcription, and where does it occur, and (iii) translation, and where does it occur? (c) What is the role of (i) ribosomes and (ii) tRNA? (d) (i) What is meant by the “genetic code”? (ii) distinguish between codons and anticodons. (e) (i) What is a mutation? (ii) what are the different types of genetic mutations? (iii) why are mutations important to cells/organisms? (f) What is a gene?
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