Reading Assignments- a short quiz will be given at the beginning of lectures to test completion of reading assignments.
2. Chapter 2, Pages 26-30. Be able to define and describe the terms: atom, element, compound, molecule, isotope, radioisotope, electron, neutron, proton, atomic number, mass number. Which elements make up 96% of the mass of any living organism?
3. Chapter 3, Pages 45-70. Be able to recognize the various functional groups represented in table 3-1. What are condensation and hydrolysis reactions? Be able to give examples. What is the basic structure of a monosaccharide? A disaccharide? Starch? Glycogen? Cellulose? Chitin? What is a lipid? A fat? An oil? A phospholipid? A steroid? An amino acid? A nucleotide? Be able to tell them apart and explain your reasoning (see table 3-3).
5. Chapter 4, Pages 80-101. Plant, Animal, and Prokaryotic cells: be able to explain how they are the same and how they are different. Cell death: what are the differences between necrosis and apoptosis? Give examples of their significance.
6. Chapter 5, Pages 121-123. Exocytosis, endocytosis, receptor- mediated endocytosis: Be able to describe these processes and explain how they are the same and how they are different. Know the examples given.
7. Chapter 7, Pages 159-160. Temperature and
pH affects on enzyme activity: Be able to explain how these variables
influence enzyme activity using specific examples.
11. Chapter 11, Pages 232-233. Test cross: What is the function of a test cross? Be able to explain how to do a test cross and explain the possible results. Pages 240-244. X-linked genes and inheritance: Be able to explain the role of these genes in inheritance and to give specific examples.
12. Chapter 12, Page 259-261. DNA replication: Be able to explain what is meant by semiconservative replication.
13. Chapter 14, Page 296-299. Be able to explain
the similarities and differences between the lac and trp operons.