Much of introductory biology is learning new
The Chemistry of Life:
Mastering Scientific Vocabulary
Long scientific words can seem daunting, BUT . . .
There is a secret to _
Many scientific words are
Meet Flora, the Komodo Dragon
Lives in a zoo in England
2006: she laid a clutch of eggs
She had not been in the
company of a _
The eggs developed without
Cell division allows for _ of new organisms
BIOL 115 Introduction to Biology
Homework #2 Worksheet
Good Science/Bad Science: Investigating Claims on the Internet
1. List at least three examples of inaccurate or misleading stories or advertisements
that you were able to come up with while
Exam 1 Review
Bring a large, red scantron sheet (no wrinkles, rips, or stains, which interfere with
scanning) and a #2 pencil with a good eraser which doesnt smudge. Plan for about 5075 objective questions (multiple choice, true-false, matching)
Species and Races: Part II
Morphological Species Concept
Used with _ record
_ (shape and form) is the basis for distinguishing species.
Demonstration of change in species over time / _
Cannot determine ability _ / gene flow
See Table 12.2
Comparison of Bi
Chapter 23, 5, 9 Plants, Agriculture, and Food
23.1 Plants as Food
Agriculture - definition
Domesticated plants definition
Examples of food plants that have undergone artificial selection by humans.
Major groups of crop plants:
Cereals/grains fruit of gra
Chapter 14 Population Ecology
Population Growth Calculations
_ _= r = birth rate death rate
With r, we can calculate population growth (G) over time.
G = r x N (no. of individuals)
Example: Population of mice in field
Birth rate = 500 per 1000 per month
Chapter 12 Who Am I? Species and Races Part 1
12.1 What is a Species?
12.2 Are Human Races Biological?
12.3 Why Human Groups Differ
Variation in populations
- Individuals vary from one another in many ways.
- Each form is a variant.
Article Title: This Turtle Is Fluorescent, And Scientists Aren't Sure Why
Name of the Source: Newsy / Powered by NewsLook.com
Date of Article: September 30, 2015
What was the main question the researchers were tryin
The Effects of Intraspecific Competition between Sunflowers and Bush Beans
ABSTRACT: The purpose of our experimental study was to observe and record the effects of intraspecific competition of two plants: sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)
Sonoma State University, Biology 121 Phylum Gnetophyta
Characteristics of the group: The phylum Gnetophtya belongs to the plant kingdom and is considered a type of gymnosperm (seed plant) which is known as woody plants. Gnetophyta cons
BIO 122 TEST 3
LECTURE 14 Understand the multi-disciplinary nature of ecology Central role of evolution Natural selection, gene flow, gene drift Genetics, behavior and physiology Geology, hydrology, climatology, chemistry, physics, geography, m
Topic: Male Sweat Can Boost Arousal in Women References: Popular Press Article: "Male Sweat Can Boost Arousal in Women." New York Times 13 February, 2007 Scientific Journal Article: "MATE ATTRACTION OR MATE CONFIRMATION: The Evolutionary Role of Pher
1. What is the difference between a microbe and a pathogen? a. Pathogen i. Disease Causing Organism b. Microbe i. Organisms that can be seen only through a microscope 2. What is the difference between infectious and contagious? a. Contagious i. Wh
Biology 122: Exam 1
Chapter 12 Cancer Cancer is unregulated cell division Produces a tumor A Tumor is a mass of cells (tissue) with no apparent function Difference between a benign tumor, a malignant, and a metastatic tumor Benign Tumor Cells st