Project #22053 - Intro Bio

1) To what kingdom would a single-celled, nucleated, photosynthetic organism belong?

2) What clues indicate that dogs are more closely related to cats than to lizards?

3) What features are common and distinct between plants and fungi?

4) What was the important scientific contribution of Carl Linnaeus?

5) What are Byrophytes? 

6) Briefly explain the function of xylem and phloem.

7) What are the unique characteristics of Aves species?

8) In higher animals, what systems are responsible for homeostasis?

9) Assume the gene for dimples, d, is recessive. Then assume that two individuals with the genotypes Dd and dd mate. Create a Punnett square for this mating and state the probability that their offspring will have dimples.

10) Briefly explain epistasis.

11) List the steps of mitosis and briefly describe what happens in each 

12) What is the role of mRNA in the synthesis of proteins?

13) What is an intron?

14) In the process of protein synthesis, what is the difference between transcription and translation? 

15) For animals, what is the advantage of internal fertilization and what type of species utilize it?

16) What is the reproductive purpose of fruits?

17) What is the genetic advantage of sexual reproduction?

18) Why is the Hardy-Weinberg law useful?

19) Define genetic drift.

20) What factors influence the mutation rate of a population?

21) Briefly explain the difference between stabilizing selection, directional selection, and disruptive selection.

22) Why are layers of sedimentary rocks particularly useful for geochronology?

23) Choose three biomes and briefly describe their characteristics (including climate, common organisms, etc).

24) What is the difference between an ecosystem and a biome?

25) What is the role of primary consumers in a food chain? Give an example of a primary consumer in a terrestrial and an aquatic ecosystem.

26) What are niches and competitive exclusion?

Assignment Expectations:

Provide a short but thorough answer to each question. In doing so, you will demonstrate your understanding of the principles of evolution and ecology.


Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 02/09/2014 12:00 am
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