BIO 240 (NEW)
BIO 240 Crime Scene Forensics Worksheet NEW how forensic scientists take advantage of genomic variations in noncoding regions of DNA the techniques of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis Introduction: In recent years, law enforcement has been revolutionized by molecular biol..
BIO 240 Disruption of a Marine Food Web Worksheet NEW Examine the graphs in the Lab Book, and describe any trends you observe among kelp, purple sea urchin, and sea otter populations. What happened to all three populations when catastrophe struck the sea otters? Which populations were wiped out,..
BIO 240 Entire Course BIO 240 Crime Scene Forensics Worksheet BIO 240 Disruption of a Marine Food Web Worksheet BIO 240 Introduction to Systematics Worksheet BIO 240 Invasive Species Worksheet BIO 240 The Inheritance of Color Blindness Worksheet BIO 240 Week 4 Individual Assignment..
BIO 240 Introduction to Systematics Worksheet NEW What three taxa appear in the main window when you first enter the Systematics Lab Room? At what level of classification are these three taxa? List one trait for each of these three taxa that distinguishes it from the others. Which of these orga..
BIO 240 Invasive Species Worksheet NEW Describe the growth patterns of the mouse, cougar, and red-eared slider populations when pythons are not present. Describe the growth of the Burmese python population immediately after they were introduced. What happened to the populations of the other ani..
BIO 240 The Inheritance of Color Blindness Worksheet NEW What percentage of Couple 1’s male offspring will be color blind? What percentage of their female offspring will be color blind? Couple 2 comes into your office. The husband is color blind; the wife is homozygous for the normal vision alle..
BIO 240 Week 1 Comparing Cell Structures Worksheet Complete the following charts comparing prokaryotes and eukaryotes, plant and animal cells, and cells and viruses. ..
BIO 240 Week 1 DQ 1 Cells What are some of the ways cells communicate similar to the ways we humans communicate with other people or with an organization? How are they different? ..
BIO 240 Week 1 DQ 2 Virus Would you consider a virus living or non-living? Why? How does this agree or disagree with classification scheme applied by the scientific community? ..
BIO 240 Week 1 Photosynthesis and Respiration Paper Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper summarizing the events of cellular respiration and photosynthesis and examine the relationship between the two. Include the following in your paper: - For photosynthesis, include a summary of the events in: ..
BIO 240 Week 2 DQ 1 There is a fierce competition among individuals within any species, humans included, to gain access to reproductive privileges. The “fittest” – a term that signifies the largest, prettiest, and most sexually attractive members, succeed in predominantly mating and having offspr..
BIO 240 Week 2 DQ 2 Would two identical twins growing up in different neighborhood grow up differently? ..
BIO 240 Week 3 DNA and Protein Synthesis Answer the following questions, in a total of 500 to 700 words. - Describe the structure of DNA and the steps of protein synthesis. - Describe the relationships between the following terms: - DNA - Chromatin material - Gene - Chromosome ..
BIO 240 Week 3 DQ 1 Craig Venter made a new life form (a bacterium) from scratch – essentially from computer database, and a few bottles of chemicals: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0521/J.-Craig-Venter-Institute-creates-first-synthetic-life-form http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/sci..
BIO 240 Week 3 DQ 2 Is there danger of discrimination based on testing for “harmful” genes? Would you support cloning of life forms? How about a human clone? What policies can you suggest that would prevent or permit such practices? ..
BIO 240 Week 3 Learning Team Outline Submit a minimum of one page draft outline for your Learning Team’s projects. Refer to instructions on final assignment provided under Week 5 details to assist in your research. Any one team member may submit this to the Assignment link. ..
BIO 240 Week 4 DQ 1 Consider the human eye, an exquisitely adapted organ that gives rise to stereo vision in full color (see, for instance, “The Evolution of Primate Color Vision” by Gerald H. Jacobs and Jeremy Nathans, Scientific American, April 2009 issue, pp. 56-63). Explain, strictly from ..
BIO 240 Week 4 DQ 2 How do you think we could trace back the evolution of organs within our body by hundreds of millions of years – from our reptile ancestors – by examining coevolution patterns and fitness landscapes? Discuss, for instance, the “missing link,” Tiktaalik, that has made headlin..
BIO 240 Week 4 Individual Assignment Speciation Paper NEW Summarize three methods that could produce a new species from an existing species and provide examples, in 700 to 1050 words. Include a summary and specific examples: Allopatric speciation Sympatric speciation Polyploidy Include at lea..
BIO 240 Week 4 Natural Selection Paper Write a 1,500- to 1,800-word paper that describes Darwin’s mechanism of evolution by natural selection. Include the following points in your paper: · An explanation of Darwin’s assumptions and inferences based on his major observations. · An example..
BIO 240 Week 5 Human Evolution Paper and Presentation Prepare a 2,000 to 2,500-word paper, with at least five outside references, in which you examine evolution of our species as we spread across the world. In your paper, be sure to include the following items: - The origin and evolution of v..
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