Reading Assignments- a short quiz will be given at the beginning of lectures to test completion of reading assignments.
2. Chapter 2, Pages 26-31. 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 46-70. 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 81-101. 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 123-127. 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 165-166. Temperature and
pH affects on enzyme activity: Be able to explain how these variables
influence enzyme activity using specific examples.
10. Chapter 10, Pages 217-223. What is the difference between the cell cycle and mitosis? Be able to describe the major characteristics of interphase (G1, S, G2), prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Be able to recognize these stages. What are the differences between plant and animal cell cycles?
12. Chapter 12, Page 271-272. DNA replication: Be able to explain what is meant by semiconservative replication.
13. Chapter 14, Page 309-312. Be able to explain
the similarities and differences between the lac and trp operons.