MCB 2400 Spring 2015 Practice Exam Questions
NOTE: These questions are intended to help you prepare to complete a multiple choice genetics
exam. The following questions are NOT comprehensive of the material you will be assessed for
on February 25th, 2015.
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Hardy Weinberg Principle
No natural Selection
p +2 pq+q =1
2 ( N p 2 ) +(N 2 pq)
p=F ( A )=
Evolution- change in allele frequency
MCB 2400 Human Genetics
The Musical Maxwells [adapted from In the Family-A Case Workbook, Ricki Lewis]
Peter Maxwell is an aging rock star. Although by day he is a high school music teacher, on
the weekends his genetic gifts express themselves on stage. P
The Principle of Segregation
The Principle of
Both homologs from one parent
Attempt to correct aneuploidy
why is it a problem to have both homologs from one parent?
Homozygosity for any detrimental alleles
o For a small number of human genes expression occurs b
Chapter 9 Study Guide
9.1 Experiments Identify and Describe the Genetic Material
DNA encodes information that the cell uses to synthesize protein. DNA can also be
replicated, passing on its information during cell division.
Many scientist contri
CHAPTER 10 STUDY GUIDE
10.1: Transcription Copies the Information in DNA
The exome is the part of the genome that encodes protein. Much of the rest controls protein synthesis
Transcription makes a copy of DNAs information into a molecule of RNA.
MCB 2400 Exam 1 Study Guide
Chapter 1: What is in a Human Genome?
1.1 Introducing Genes and Genomes
o GENES are the instructions that to manufacture proteins, which determine inherited traits.
o A GENOME is a complete set of genetic information. A CELL,
Chapter Study Guides
Genes are the instructions that to
manufacture proteins, which determine
A genome is a complete set of genetic
information. A cell, the unit of life, contains
Motion Along a Straight Line
Summary of Concepts
A description of motion
position: your coordinates
displacement: x = change of position
velocity: rate of change of position
average : x/t
instantaneous: dx/dt slope of x vs. t gra
MCB 2400 Homework 5
Due at the beginning of
Late submissions: -25% per day late if not turned in at beginning of lecture 4/26.
Please access the links below to assist you in completing this homework assignment.
Jennifer Doudna T
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS, is a neurodegenerative disease
that affects the motor neurons in the brain and in the spinal cord. Neurons transmit messages to
the brain and ar
MCB 2400 GRADED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #2
Due at the start of your discussion 3/23 or 3/24
1. Consider a hypothetical (2N) diploid organism with a chromosome number of 8.
A. How many pairs of homologous chromosomes are there?
B. What is the