Worksheet 3 Due in Section 3/6 and 3/7 Name:_KEY
1. What is a hormone? Give three examples and describe how they fulfill the definition of hormone (tell where they are produced and where they act). A hormone is a chemical signaling molecu
Discussion Friday 1/31/14
A student asked after discussion that I post the images I used in discussion. The
images listed, which I presented in this discussion, were for interest rather
than review material for exams, so instead of posting the images I ha
PMB 40 Spring 2014, Assignment on Biotech, GMO, etc. Due at class on Tues. March 18.
Imagine you just bought the Sunday newspaper (!)
*This assignment is part of your 10-point homework credit towards final grade, and is worth 5
points total. Next week the
PMB40, Assignment 1
Given 1/30/14, Due 2/6-7/14
Fill in the blanks on this diagram of a plant cell
What are 3 parts of this cell that are unique to plants? What are the functions of these 3 parts of
In Von Helmonts expe
PMB40, Assignment 2
Given Feb 6/7, 2014, Due Feb 13/14, 2014
worth 22.5 points
1. What is an enzyme( point)?
2. Explain the following picture. What is this principle called, and how does it relate to climate change(1 point)?
3. Name the 6 most commo
See slide 19 of Lecture 14 on March 6, 2014 More Agrobacterium and Recombinant DNA. Draw out
each step of this process separately in detail.
2) When we are using Agrobacterium in the lab for transforming plants
Assignment 3: Due in discussion on 2/20/14 or 2/21/14
1) Mitosis vs Meiosis:
How many times does the DNA replicate?
How many times does cell division occur?
By the end of the process, one cell
has given rise to ho
Plant Bio 40 Assignment 4:
1) What is a bioassay? Design a bioassay to determine if applying auxin to roots makes the cells
2) What part of the coleoptile makes the hormone that helps the plant bend tow
Genetically Modified Organisms Assignment
Increasing high yielding rices tolerance to high water levels involves genetically
engineering it with a trait found in a certain variety of rice that is not found in high yielding
What was Von Helmonts experiment? What did it suggest?
He planted a 5lb tree in 200lbs of soil. 5 years later the tree weighted 170lb and the soil
weighed 199lb, showing that the tree did not consume the soil because it gained so much
From lectures: 10,12, 13, 14, 17, 18.
PMB 40: Possible questions for second midterm, Spring 2015.
1. Charles Darwin did a very simple experiment to show that there was something at
the tip of the coleoptile (the protective sheath covering the emerging sho
February 11 LEC
Today we will learn about the magical properties of DNA.
Mid term exam will be on Tuesday Feb 23
There will multiple choice questions as well as questions where you need to write short
I will be posting a study guide this weekend
due in discussion 3/13-14. Name:_KEY_ 1. What are the limitations of classical breeding? How does genetic engineering compare to classical breeding in this sense? Classical breeding is slow and laborious, only works with closely related
Worksheet 2 Discussion section
Name:_KEY_ Date:_ Fill in the appropriate boxes. Please. H O M O L O G E C H R O M A T I N E U D C H R I G L T H E T E R O Y N A D O H O M O I H E N O A N M U T A R T P E Y G O U S R T Y P E C S R O I O N S S M I E Z T
1) What is the Central Dogma of Biology?
2) Lets draw DNA!
Fill in the blank circles with the two kinds of molecules that make up the backbone of DNA.
Draw complementary base pairs at the correct places. Label the polarity.
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