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by: Victoria Kemp

bISC 130 FINAL Bisc 130

Victoria Kemp
LA Tech
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This is just the questions for the final as a study guide. Use m weekly notes to answer.
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Victoria Kemp on Thursday February 25, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Bisc 130 at Louisiana Tech University taught by Dr. Kyle Kemege in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 55 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Biology in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Louisiana Tech University.

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STUDY QUESTIONS: USE NOTES TO ANSWER What is the purpose of molecular cloning?   What are the steps in the process of molecular cloning?   What is the purpose of PCR?  What are the required starting reagents?  What are the steps are involved  in PCR?  What is a thermal cycler?  What special property does the DNA polymerase used in PCR have?   How are plasmids obtained?   What are restriction endonucleases?  How do they work?  How are they used to insert a gene of interest  into a plasmid?   How are plasmids inserted into bacteria?   How are bacteria grown in a lab?   How does size exclusion chromatography separate proteins? What is glyphosate and how are plants resistant to it?   What is golden rice and why was it developed?   How have salmon been genetically modified? What is a population?  What is ecology?   What is population range?  How can its size vary over time? What does carrying capacity mean, in the context of population size?   What are the characteristics of K­selected populations?   What are the characteristics of r­selected populations? How has the carrying capacity of the global human population changed over time?   On what factors does the carrying capacity of the global human population depend? What is a niche? What is competitive exclusion? What is a community?  What is an ecological niche?    How do different environments lead to different communities?   What is competitive exclusion?   What is predation?  What is coevolution?  What is Batesian mimicry? What is a symbiotic relationship? What is mutualism? What is parasitism? What is commensalism? What are the key aspects of the water cycle? What are the key aspects of the nitrogen cycle? What are the key aspects of the phosphorus cycle? What are the four trophic levels and how are they related to one another? What is an autotroph? What is a heterotroph? What is a detritivore? From what source does energy enter most biological systems? What is a trophic cascade? What is a top­down trophic cascade? What is a bottom­up trophic cascade? What are invasive species?  How can they affect ecosystems?  What kinds of ecosystems are particularly affected by invasive species? What is the difference between an invasive species and an introduced species? What are the primary criteria for assessing conservation statuses of species? What does it mean for a given species to be: Least Concern?  Threatened/Vulnerable?  Endangered?   What is pollution? What are the major sources of air pollution?  What pollutant molecules are released into the air?  What  do these molecules cause? What effects does acid rain have on an environment? How can the effects of acid rain and air pollution be reversed and/or prevented? What are the major sources of chemical pollutants? What is DDT?  What is mercury? What is bioaccumulation?  What is biological magnification? How can the effects of chemical pollutants be reversed and/or prevented? What is solid waste pollution?  How can it harm wildlife? How can the effects of solid waste pollution be prevented? What is ozone?  What does it do as part of the upper atmosphere? What are the effects of CFCs in the atmosphere? How can ozone be regenerated? What is the Greenhouse Effect?  What gas is causing this effect on Earth? What are the effects of global climate change on glaciers, coral reefs, artic ice and weather patterns? How can the effects of global climate change be reversed?


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