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The purpose of the activities is to help you review material you have already studied in class or have read in your text. Some of the material will extend your knowledge beyond your classwork or textbook reading. At the end of each activity, you can assess your progress through a Self-Quiz.
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Lab 2 Enzyme Catalysis
Mitosis and Meiosis
Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis
6-I Bacterial Transformation
6-II DNA Electrophoresis
Genetics of Organisms
Population Genetics and Evolution
10-I Cardiovascular Fitness
10-II Heart Rate in Daphnia
Biomembranes I: Membrane Structure and Transport
Biomembranes II: Membrane Dynamics and Communication
Cardiovascular System I: The Beating Heart
Cardiovascular System II: The Vascular Highway
Cell Structure and Function
DNA Structure and Replication
From Gene to Protein: Transcription
From Gene to Protein: Translation (Protein Synthesis)
Plant Structure and Growth
Properties of Biomolecules
Restriction Enzyme Digestion of DNA
The lac Operon in E. coli
This BioCoach activity will help you review the basic concepts of Mendelian genetics. It consists of two main sections:
- Analyzing the Genetic X Files (analyzing genetic crosses)
- Genetic X Files Problems
The first section will guide you through the analyses for a number of genetic crosses. In each case, the modes of inheritance for the genes involved will be unknown to you.
In the second section, you can analyze and interpret genetic crosses yourself to enhance your ability to solve genetics problems in your textbook or on exams.
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