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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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Exam 1 on Tuesday

Our first exam is next week, covering chapters 22, and 2-5. Study well.


For my laboratory sections:

When we return to lab you will need to provide a minimum of three sources for the review paper you are working on this semester.

This is probably the most important part of the entire process. Spend time finding good sources, and don't just set them aside and assume you'll read them later. Make sure they will be worthwhile now.

I do not want the actual papers. I want you to provide me the citations of your sources in APA format. Something similar to the example to the right:

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Something for iClickers on Tuesday

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

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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Upcoming Pre-Professional Workshops

• For students intending to apply to medical, dental, veterinary, PA, OT, PT and pharmacy school.

• Overview of the application process and the timeline to complete experiences, professional tests, and pre-requisites.

Download the flyer for full information on times and sign-up details.


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Second Week Finished

For iClickers Next Week

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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Classes Begin Again August 26th

Welcome to Biology 196

Biology 196 does not require a Biology 189 prerequisite. BIOL 196 is now considered the introductory freshman biology course for science majors at CSN and UNLV.

The 189 course is only required for students in allied health programs.

When classes are in session you will find lecture notes, links to syllabi, schedules, the laboratory manual, etc at this website.

Please check the frequently asked questions page (especially if you are trying to get into this class) and make sure you have the appropriate software. If anything requires a password, ask your instructor in class.

The required textbook is actually just a digital code, and not a paper book.

Required Materials

  1. There is no required paper textbook. In its place there is a required online digital textbook. It should read: “Campbell Biology (Mod MasteringBiology Access Card) Edition: 11th”

It must be purchased from the CSN bookstore in person or online. It must be the “Modified Mastering Biology” version.

If you are at all unsure, you can wait until the first week of class to purchase it. There will be no assignments due until after the first week of class.

  1. An iClicker 2. We will be using this for quizzes in the lecture, and you must have it to receive the points.

The iClicker can be purchased in the campus bookstore, as well as many other places.

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