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Exam 2 Next Week

Exam 2 next week covering chapters 5, 6 and the first half of 8. Good luck.

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Mitochondrial Replacement

Mitochondrial replacement techniques are used as a mechanism to replace defective mitochondrial DNA during in vitro fertilization from a healthy, third-party donor.

Read this short article from the science section of NPR.

  • What is mitochondrial DNA and how is it different than regular DNA?
  • Which parent has defective DNA that must be replaced?
  • What is the endosymbiont theory and how is it important for this new technique (discussed in your textbook)?
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Read this short article from the science section of NPR.

  • What is mitochondrial DNA and how is it different than regular DNA?
  • Which parent has defective DNA that must be replaced?
  • What is the endosymbiont theory and how is it important for this new technique (discussed in your textbook)?

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For iClickers Next Week

milk
Consider the following for an iClicker question or two for next week:

  • What is lactose intolerance and what causes it?
  • What is galactosemia, and how is that different than lactose intolerance?

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Third Week Finished

The lecture notes for this week are uploaded in the notes section of the website.

We have our first exam on Wed/Thu of next week. It will cover chapters 22, 2-4, and likely a little of chapter 5 (not all of it). You will need to bring a pencil.

Something for iClickers Next Week

Before class next week:

  • Investigate the meaning of vitalism with respect to chemistry.

  • How are some aspects of vitalism still in practice today?


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iClicker Registration

iClicker Registration Form


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Second Week Finished

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What is the name of the property that allows the mosquito to stand on the surface of the pond? What could weaken that property (i.e. environmental properties, chemicals, etc.)? What type of bonds are responsible for this property?

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Mosquito emerging from pupa on surface of pond. Longer video here.

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