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BIOL 1362- Biology 2 Exam 2 Review

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BIOL 1362- Biology 2 Exam 2 Review BIOL 1362

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This study guide is based off of Professor Cheek's questions on her study guide along with the book information and notes from the lecture.
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BIOL 1362 Exam 2 Review Chapters 9,10,12, and 13 Chapter 9, 10 Cell Cycle Fig. 9.7 Interphase • Interphase=90% of cell’s life • Growth • Normal function • Most body cells are in interphase • G1 (gap 1, growth)- making organelles(need phospholipid membrane) and proteins • Muscle cells stay in G1 for most of life, cells just get bigger when you work out • Normal function: • Muscle cell- contractionll- absorption and secretion • Nerve cell- conduction • Length of phase depends on type of cells • S= synthesis of DNA; copy all genetic info • cell now)es are duplicated to prepare for cell division (copy machine)= 12 feet of DNA (92 chromosomes in • G2= gap 2 • Continued growth and preparation for cell division Mitotic Phase • Mitosis- division of chromosomes • Prophase • Prometaphase • Metaphase • Anaphase • Telophase • Cytokinesis- division of cytoplasm Prophase • Nucleoli disappear (so not synthesizing rRNA anymore) • Chromosomes- coiled tightly, visible under microscope • Appear as sister chromatids • 2 centrosome forms • Spindle forms • Centrosomes begin to move away from each other Prometaphase • between prophase and metaphase: • Centrosomes at opposite poles, no nuclear envelope (breaks down) and all chromosomes all kind of flowy in between centrosomes • Nuclear envelope has to be disintegrated because centrosomes have to get in and attach to chromosomes • Each chromatid has a kinetochore: protein structure associated with centromere, connects chromosome to spindle fiber • Centrosomes are at opposite poles • Spindle microtubules invade nucleus/enter nuclear space • Some attach to kinetochores • Other interact with microtubules from other side and helps push poles apart Metaphase • really fast; once in center, move to next phase • Chromosomes are in center of cell • Kinetochore of each chromatid is attached to microtubule from opposite pole • Centrosomes at opposite poles • Counteracting forces of spindle eventually make them line up at metaphase plate Anaphase • Sister chromatids separate • Kinetochore microtubules shorten • Daughter chromosomes moved towards poles Telophase • Nuclear envelope reforms, making 2 nuclei • Chromosomes relax and become mesh of stuff again • Nucleoli reappear (ribosomal synthesis resumes) • Spindle microtubules depolymerize (pull apart 1 “brick” at a time) Cytokinesis • Cytoplasm is separated • Cleavage furrow is formed 2 daughter cells Cell Division • 3 main steps required: • Duplication of chromosomes • Separating chromosome copies to opposite ends of cell • Splitting cytoplasm into 2 daughter cells • 3 major functions • Reproduction of single-celled organisms • Development from zygote to embryo • Repair and renewal of tissues Mitosis in eukaryotes • Ploidy level at beginning and end of cell division of mitosis- diploid cell produces 2 diploid daughter cells (2n) • Outcomes of mitosis: 2 identical daughter cells • Organs in which mitosis occurs- skin, muscle, liver, etc. Body cells-NOT gametes (sex cells) Terms • Chromosome- colored body; 1 double stranded molecule of DNA wound around proteins • Ploidy- number of sets of chromosomes in a cell/in the cells of an organism • Haploid- 1n; single copy of each chromosome; “a single set of chromosomes” • Diploid- 2n; 2 copies of each chromosome; “2 sets of chromosomes” Meiosis • Crossing over- chunks of DNA are swapped between non-sister chromatids • chromosomes DNA then after switch, other enzymes glue pieces to other • If crossing over happened between sister chromatids, genetic info wouldn’t change • Products of meiosis • 4 1n (haploid) daughter cells genetically different from each other and from parent • Occurs in GAMETES only • Key steps that result in genetic diversity from parent cell and other daughter cells: • Crossing over • Independent assortment • Fertilization Meiosis I Fig 10.8 Prophase I • Homologous chromosomes held together by synaptonemal complex- proteins • Crossing over during prophase I produces recombinant chromosomes: chromosomes that contain genes from both parents • You mix what your parents gave you TO PASS ON TO OFFSPRING because this is in making gametes • Nuclear envelope breaks down • Spindle forms and microtubules attach to kinetochores Metaphase I • Kinetochores of homologs (1/2 of homologous pair; one of each homologous pair) are attached to microtubules from opposite poles Anaphase I • Homologs separate (but chromatids still together) • Homologs move along spindle to opposite poles Telophase I & Cytokinesis • 2 haploid nuclei (separate at end of cytokinesis to 2 haploid cells) • 2 sister chromatids per chromosome • Complete haploid set of chromosomes at each pole • Cytoplasm divides • Result: 2 haploid (1n) daughter cells Meiosis II Prophase II • New spindle forms • Microtubules attach to kinetochores Metaphase II • Chromosomes aligned in center • Kinetochores of each sister chromatid attached to microtubule from opposite pole Anaphase II • Chromatids separate and move along spindle to opposite poles Telophase II & Cytokinesis • Nuclear envelope reforms • Chromosomes relax • Each nucleus contains 1 copy of each chromosome • Cytoplasm is divided Compare/Contrast Mitosis Meiosis I Meiosis II Ploidy level before 2n 2n 1n division 1 stage Prophase Prophase I Prophase II nd 2 stage Prometaphase Metaphase I Metaphase II 3 stage Metaphase Anaphase I Anaphase II 4 stage Anaphase Telophase I & Telophase II & Cytokinesis Cytokinesis 5 stage Telophase & Cytokinesis Product 2 identical 2n cells 2 different 1n 4 different 1n daughter cells daughter cells Chapter 12 Heredity Mendel • Law of segregation • Physical basis in chromosome movement during Anaphase I: Separation of homologs • the two alleles for a heritable character segregate during gamete formation and end up in different gametes • Law of independent assortment • Physical basis in chromosome movement during Metaphase I: Alternative arrangement along metaphase plate • Two or more genes assort independently- each pair of alleles segregates independently of each other pair during gamete formation Chapter 13 DNA Replication Experiments • Griffith- mouse experiment • Avery- purified Griffith’s experiment • Hershey and Chase- T2 Phage and E. coli in centrifuge • Meselson and Stahl- heavy/light DNA proving Watson and Crick’s semi-conservative model of DNA • Everyone thought protein was genetic material before experiments started proving otherwise Griffith’s Mice Experiment • R strain of bacteria= mice lived • S strain of bacteria= mice died • Dead S + Live R= mice died so something inside the R turned the S to living • Griffith concluded that some heritable trait changed S into living • Avery determined transforming substance is DNA • Experiment involved inactivating molecules via enzymes to figure out how RS • When inactivated DNA is given to mice they live while with deactivated everything else (protein, RNA) they still died so proves DNA is reason for change Hershey and Chase- Virus experiment • Label DNA vs Protein with a tag • DNA tag is radioactive phosphorus (because P is in DNA, S isn’t) • Protein tag is radioactive sulfur (S is in protein, not DNA) • Grew some virus in Sulfur-35, some in Phosphorous-32 • Put in centrifuge • Radioactive sulfur was in supernatant (top) • Radioactive phosphorus was found in pellet(heavy at bottom) with E. coli (heavy components are bacterial cells) • Means viral DNA is in bacteria Meselson and Stahl- heavy/light DNA • Hypotheses: • Conservative model • Semi-conservative model (Watson and Crick) • Dispersive model • Bacteria cultured in medium with heavy nitrogen light nitrogen Sample centrifuged after 1 and 2 replication • First replication matched semi-conservative and dispersive, but second replication matched only semiconservative so the second hypothesis by Watson and Crick was correct Chargoff’s rule • Given 1 %, find other 3 • Chargoff: investigated nitrogenous base composition of different organisms (already knew that DNA is polymer of nucleotides) -% adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine in at least 40 species from various kingdoms • All 4 percentages add up to 100% • %A=%T • %C=%G DNA • Predict outcome if particular molecule is limited/inhibited during DNA replication • Synthesis of the leading strand is initiated by an RNA primer, which must be removed and replaced with DNA, a task that could not be performed if the cell's DNA pol I were nonfunctional • If DNA ligase isn’t there then you would be left with a template strand and a bunch of chunks of complementary DNA • Without primer, DNA polymerase couldn’t start adding complimentary bases DNA Sequences • Always run antiparallel so if given 5’-3’ answer should be 3’-5’ • A pairs with T and vise versa • C pairs with G and vise versa • When complementary bases are RNA, replace T with U • Given DNA sequence ATG would have complimentary RNA sequence UAC Watson and Crick • Observed Rosalind Franklin’s X-ray of DNA to determine double helix • Had semi-conservative (correct) hypothesis for DNA strand model • 2 DNA strands separate and each strand is copied by complimentary base pairing Mechanics of DNA Replication • Helicase to unwind double helix • Primer • Primase builds primer • DNA polymerase adds nucleotides • Leading strand starts at origin of replication at 3’ of template strand (which polymerase continually brings complimentary basesuilt and then DNA • polymerase can only add from 3’-5’ of template DNA so primer is builtnd DNA further down template strand and Okazaki fragments are formed backwards and then DNA ligase goes back in and glues pieces together • Fig. 13.16 in textbook- pg. 256 Vocabulary • Interphase- cell growth • Traits- variant of character • Mitosis- cell division • Gene- unique sequence of DNA nucleotides that codes for a protein • Cytokinesis- cytoplasm division • Locus- location of gene, used interchangeablywith gene • Centrosome- center point for microtubules; “center body” out in cytoplasm • Chromosome- double stranded molecule of DNA wound around • Centromere- part of chromosome made of DNA where sister protein chromatids are closely attached (doesn’t code for protein) • Homologous chromosome- have same length and contain genes • Chromatid- chromosome named this when stuck to its identical for same character copy • Karyotype- picture of stained chromosomes; picture of all eukaryote’s chromosomes arranged in matched pairs from • Prophase longest to shortest • Spindle- array of microtubules • Autosome- carry genes for all body functions • Prometaphase- between prophase and metaphase • Sex chromosome- carry genes that determine individual’s sex • Kinetochore- protein structure associated with centromere that • Haploid- (gametes) contain one set of chromosomes (1n) connects chromosome to spindle fiber; “linker unit” • Diploid- total number of chromosomes in each body cell of • Metaphase sexually reproducing animal (2n) • Anaphase • Mitosis • Telophase • Meiosis I • Cleavage furrow- forms in animal cells for cytoplasm to divide • Meiosis II • Allele- version of a gene; codes for specific version of character • Wild type- phenotype for a character most observed in natural population • Law of segregation- the two alleles for a heritable character People segregate during gamete formation and end up in different gametes • Law of independent assortment-Two or more genes assort • Rosalind Franklin- X-ray crystallographer that independently- each pair of alleles segregates independently of ephotograph that allowed Watson and Crick to the other pair during gamete formation deduce the double-helical structure of DNA • Sex-linked gene- gene located on either sex chromosome • Carrier- do not express gene/mutation but may pass it • diffraction image of DNA by Franklin andy onto offspring confirmed DNA was helical; began building models of double helix that would match X-ray • Pyrimidine- single ring nitrogenous base measurements; two sugar-phosphate backbones • Purine- double ring nitrogenous base are antiparallel; mainly by trial and error • 3’ end of nucleotide- OH end determined key points of structure in DNA • 5’ end of nucleotide- free end • Anti-parallel- oriented in opposite directions as each other • Replication fork- y-shaped region where the parental strands of DNA are being unwound • Dnucleotide to the 3’ carbon of the preceding deoxyribose nucleotide; catalyzes formation of phosphodiester linkages between dNTP’s • Helicase- enzyme that unwinds double helix • Primer- short piece of complimentary RNA matched to parental DNA to start replication


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