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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
Key Concepts II: Meiosis
Meiosis follows phases similar to those in mitosis, but the outcome of the process is very different. The DNA of the parent cells is replicated in interphase preceding both mitosis and meiosis. However, in meiosis, replication is followed by two divisions.
Meiosis reduces the chromosome number of the parent cell so that four daughter cells are produced, each with one-half the chromosome number of the parent cell. Each daughter cell contains only one chromosome from each homologous pair.
In your laboratory you will do a simulation activity that helps you verify your understanding of the events of meiosis. We will not repeat this exercise here. Instead, we focus next on one particular aspect of meiosis, crossing over.