Life on Earth is solar powered
Photosynthesis nourishes almost all the living world directly or indirectly
All organisms use organic compounds for energy and for carbon skeletons.
Organisms obtain organic compounds by one of tw
Cellular Communication Notes
Signal Transduction Pathways
Chemical messages which elicit a response in cells server as a form of communication
Found in all cells
Extremely conserved (similar) in widely different organisms (such as humans and
Study tips for exam 1
By question type: 60% multiple choice, 40% short answer/essay
By level: 50% general recall, 30% require some thought, 20% require moderate fair amount of thought
Study your lecture notes, read the designated porti
Objectives for Chapter 10: Photosynthesis
You should know where photosynthesis occurs within the cell, the basic equation for photosynthesis, and that it is divided
into two phases: the light reactions and the Calvin cycle. You should also know that it is
Chapter 9: Cellular respiration
Understand the big picture of cellular respiration
o You should know that glucose is oxidized and that oxygen is reduced during cellular respiration.
o You should be able to explain why
Sample Questions Chapters 9-10
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. What is the term for metabolic pathways that release stored energy by breaking down complex
a. anabolic pathways
1. What is the purpose of aerobic cellular respiration?
Aerobic cellular respiration is the harvesting of energy (for ATP synthesis) from
the degradation of food molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins).