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BIOS 211: Funds of Organismal Biology Lab

School: Northern Illinois University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 9

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Stromatolites: Earth's Ancient Sentinels and Clues to Early Microbial
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Explore stromatolites, the oldest indicators of life on Earth formed by microbial actions. Understand their presence in shallow marine environments and their connection to early eukaryotic life.

Understanding Mouse Coat Colors Through Dihybrid Cross Predictions
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Learn about mouse genetics and the implications of dominant and recessive genes on coat color. We'll use a Punnett square to predict offspring coat patterns by crossing two heterozygous mice. Learn how phenotype ratios like 9 Agouti: 4 white: 3 black help us understand genetic outcomes.

Muscle Fatigue Explained: The Impact of Lactic Acid & ATP Depletion.
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Explore the underlying causes of muscle fatigue and the crucial role of lactic acid. Understand the impact of ATP depletion and anaerobic metabolism on muscle performance. Gain insights into planning effective exercise and recovery strategies.

Anatomical Position: A Primer for Healthcare & Anatomy
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Unlock the basics of the anatomical position, a crucial standard in medical and anatomical studies. This video clarifies the key differences among prone, supine, and standing positions and why they're not the anatomical position.

Unsung Heroes: The Impact of Decomposers in Forest Health
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Discover the pivotal role of decomposers and detritivores in forest ecosystems. Understand the catastrophic consequences of their absence, from biomass accumulation to biodiversity loss. Learn how these unsung heroes maintain forest health and sustainability.

Unlocking Muscle Contraction: The Pivotal Role of Calcium & Other Elem
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Explore the intricacies of muscle contraction and the pivotal role played by elements like Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, and Chloride. Learn how Calcium directly triggers contraction by interacting with troponin and actin filaments. A thorough breakdown of each element's unique contribution to our body's movement.

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