Dr. Alexandre Poulain
University of Ottawa
Ofce: Gendron 268
Phone (613) 562-5800 extension 2373 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching assistants :
Daniel Grgoire (email@example.com)
Potential answers to some sample questions.
1) Because life originated deep underwater, far from the light, the first metabolism was chemotrophic,
with energy conserved from the oxidation of chemicals. The primitive ocean was rich in inorganic
EVS3120 Lecture 2
January 28th, 2016
First midterm in two weeks
Review of last class
We talked about how living things arose out of chemical reactions (likely in the sub-marine
hydrothermal vents). The fossil evidence of microbial life are the stromatolit
Lecture 5. Microbial growth
March 3rd, 2016
Last time we talked about the 4 phases of growth (lag, exponential, stationary, and growth). You observe
these in the lab.
Its the initial period of time after you inoculate your culture where the cell
Lecture 3 Cell Structures
Midterm next Thursday Mix of short answer and short essay (4-5 sentences, try to stay on point,
dont go overboard and throw everything out there), calculators wont be necessary.
TAs will have office hours next week.
January 21st, 2016
Essentials of life
3. Environmental sensing and response
6. Genes/genetic variability
Genes encode a lot of the proteins that are needed for the metabolic