BMZ115E Exam 2 Study Guide
I. Introduction to Ecology (Ch 54)
A. How is it defined, and why does it matter?
-Study of organisms and their interaction with each other in their environment.
1. Important founding ecologists: Eugene Odum
-Fundamentals of Ecol
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My Ferntastic Lab Report
The hypothesis tested was that the M strain of spores could not send a signal for
growth when in the petri dish.
3 Sep. 2010
Mendels research &
Evidence that genes
We breed, said the sterile rabbits,
as they nibbled their carrots and
Inheritance = acquisition of traits by their
transmission from pa
Anatomy (from the Ancient Greek
, anatemnein: ana, "separate,
apart from", and temnein, "to cut up, cut open") is a branch of biology and
medicine that considers the structure of living things. It is a general term
that includes human anatomy, animal ana
BMZ 115: Section EK
Ms. Tzvia Cuperman
6. December 2010
Fungi, There Can Be Many Environments
The extended research that I am proposing involves the previously conducted lab,
Fungi in Culture: There Can Be Only One
Dr. Mark Allen Peterson
3. December 2010
The calendar of a college student is one that is brimful of congestion, cramming
handfuls of work into the ever-shortening days. Every college student has dealt with
- Know Gause's competitive exclusion principle
- Know what resource partitioning, competitive exclusion and character
When two sp
What are the different types of weeds?
Weeds are classified as grasses or broadleaf weeds. There are some
plants that closely resemble the grasses, and are often mistakenly
called grasses, but are not true grasses. These include the lilies,
sedges, and ru
Concepts of communities
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"I guess," said the unimaginative
innkeeper as he spoke to his
employees and guest.
The study of how groups of spp interact
and form fu
"I tow," said the unhitched
truck driver as he ran over the
frog and toad.
4 Oct. 2010
Population growth models
what is a model?
exponential growth model
density dependent &
logistic growth model
I. Energy flow
A. Trophic levels
B. Food webs
C. Energy flow
II. Nutrient cycling
III.Human impact on the environment
A.! What is evolution?
B.! Is it just a theory?
C.!Why is evolution important today?
Evolution is . . .
Why do some people refer to
just a theory?
! Scientific definition: _
!Why is evolution important?!
II.! Emergence of evolutionary thought!
III.! Darwins ideas!
IV.! Natural selection in action!
Types of natural selection!
II. Emergence of evolutionary thought!
! That the theory of evolution rst
A.! Biological species concept
C.! Rates of change
D.! Evolution of complex structures
E.! Evolution is not goal oriented
Evolution at or above the
! Must explain how new species originat
Evidence for Evolution
Evidence for evolution
A. Fossil record
B. Comparative anatomy
C. Biochemical evidence
E. Artificial selection
Evolutionary changes should
leave signs in fossil record
See also p.
The sexual struggle is of two kinds: in the one it is
between the individuals of the same sex,
generally the males, in order to drive away or kill
their rivals, the females remaining passive; while
in the other, the struggle is likewise between th
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O ct. 2 5 , 2 0 1 0
A new domain
Late 1970s - prok. living @ high temp &
h ig h p r e s s u r e
16S rRNA seq.
O th e r c h a r a c te r is tic s ! 3 D o m a in m o d e l
Archaeal cell parts
Same stuff all living cells have
M o s t h
BMZ 115 Practice Exam 1
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The Nature of Science"
Aug. 25, 2010"
Dr. Balish (Microbiology)"
What is science?!
! Particular way to understand natural world!
! Innate curiosity!
Follows rules; logic!
Uncertain, but not unreliabl
Are viruses living organisms?
No cell membrane
No growth or metabolism
They DO replicate & evolve
Require host to replicate
! hijack the host cells machinery
! Genome - DNA or RNA
! Capsid - protein coat