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BSC 109 - Module 1

by: Mina Lubel

BSC 109 - Module 1 BSC 109

Mina Lubel
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Introductory Biology for Non-Majors II
Austin Hicks

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Here is module 1 for the online biology class taught by Austin Hicks.
Introductory Biology for Non-Majors II
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Mina Lubel on Monday February 16, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to BSC 109 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Austin Hicks in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 140 views. For similar materials see Introductory Biology for Non-Majors II in Biology at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 02/16/15
Module 1 Assignment Name Mina Lubel Directions Answer the following questions Submit via Assignments in the Course Tools menu 1 Define the following a Asexual reproduction Reproducing without forming gametes It does not involve sex Its outstanding characteristic is that an individual offspring is genetically identical to its parent b Sexual reproduction Reproduction that involves the regular alternation between syngamy and meiosis Its outstanding characteristic is that an individual offspring inherits genes from two parent individuals c Parthenogenesis The development of an adult from an unfertilized egg A common form of reproduction in insects d Stigma A specialized area of carpel of a owering plant that receives pollen e Pseudopodia Flowing projections of cytoplasm that extend outward f Fission Asexual reproduction of a cell by division into two equal or nearly equal parts 2 Describe the three major types of sexual life cycles a Zygotic Meiosis It is a life cycle found in most protists It is found in many algae The zygote formed by the fusion of gametes is the only diploid cell b Gametic Meiosis It is in most animals the gametes are the only haploid cells They exhibit this life cycle because in animals meiosis produces the gametes c Sporic Meiosis Plants exhibit this life cycle because in plants the sporeforming cells undergo meiosis There is a regular alternation of generations between a haploid and a diploid phase 3 What is the advantage of multicellularity The advantage of multicellularity is that it allows specialization Specialization is distinct types of cells tissues and organs can be differentiated within an individual s body each with a different function 4 What is the difference between colonial and aggregate organisms A colonial organism is a collection of cells that are permanently associated but in which little or no integration of cell activities occur However aggregate organisms is a more transient collection of cells that come together for a period of time and then separate How do diatoms reproduce Diatoms can reproduce asexually or sexually Answer the following questions concerning malaria a What organism causes this disease Sporozoans of the genus Plasmodium b What is the vector Mosquitos anopheles mosquitos are and were spreading the disease from person to person c What is being done to eradicate this disease The combination of mosquito control and effective treatment What is the difference between cellular and plasmodial slime molds Cellular slime mold have haploids they are asexual reproducers and have a solitary feeding stage Plamsodial have diploids reproduce sexually and spores from meiosis Explain the theory of endosymbiosis It suggests that a critical stage in the evolution of eukaryotic cells energyproducing aerobic bacteria came to reside symbiotically within larger early eukaryotic cells eventually evolving into the cell organelles we now know as mitochondria


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