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Exam 1 Study Guide Bio 112

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Date Created: 03/14/16
Bio Study guide Exam 1 Natural Selection: - 30-50 million species and we've only identified 2 million - 99.9% of life is extinct - Earth is 4.6 bill years old, life has been here for 3.8 bill Evolution- descent with modification Order —> family —> genus —> species Evolution occurs through: - natural selection - genetic drift - gene flow - mutation Natural Selection: unequal reproductive success (non random) - survival of the fittest 1) individuals vary 2) variation is heritable 3) organisms produce more organisms than will survive 4) better adapted individuals will have more offspring Adaption - a trait that increases an individuals “fitness” - comes from random changes (mutations) - most mutations are not adaptations because they are negative Evolutionary fitness - contribution of an individual to the next generation Darwin and Wallace - published in 1859 Types: Directional selection: adaptions fluctuate due to environmental conditions (beaks or mice fur on a beach) - removal or increase in pressure for a specific trait Diversifying selection: selecting against the average phenotype (two extremes, either pale or dark fur, no brown) Stabilizing Selection: extreme phenotypes to attract mates - ornamentation occurs in populations with adequate food and mate choice - intrAsexual is where two animals of the same gender compete for attention - Weaponry develops when males defend prime Realestate for mating Sexual dimorphism: extreme differences in phenotype of two genders other than their sexuality **removing pressure of selection allows the species to ‘grey’ out and return to normal conditions Genetic Drift: random exchange, exaggerated in small populations - population is removed by pure chance - can occur with lava or mud flows 1) Bottleneck effect: a catastrophe causes a population to decrease in size drastically that also decreases genetic diversity (makes animals like cheetahs all practically clones because there is no diversity) 2) Founder effect: a few individuals from one population start a new population with a different allele frequency (lion fish) Gene Flow: movement of alleles between two populations by immigration/emigration - the more gene flow between two populations, the more similar they are - decreasing gene flow decreases similarity and increases difference Mutation: permanent changes in DNA that increase variation to set up natural selection ** individuals do not evolve, only a population does and it can happen within one generation **evolution is not random, but mutation and genetic drift are Evidence for evolution: 1) observation 2) fossil record 3) biogeography (geographic distribution of species) 4) Comparative anatomy (anatomic homologies indicate evolution from a common ancestor) Homologous species: evolved from a common ancestor but not have different functions - built the same way because of evolutionary past - Homologous plants: venus fly trap (leaves turned to jaws), poinsettia (leaves turned colors to resemble flowers), cactus (leaves turned to pines) Analogous species: look the same due to function but have no evolutionary history - no common ancestors but common selective pressures - evolved through convergent evolution - arrived at the same conclusion independently) Rudimentary structures: leftover from evolution - humans can wiggle ears, tailbone, goosebumps, wisdom teeth - modern whales have pelvic bones from when they once walked on land 5) Comparative embryology 6) conserved molecular characters - compare DNA RNA proteins and enzymes Theories: descriptive, exploratory, explanatory and predictive - they explain broad phenomenons in nature Laws: describe procedures in nature mathematically Neutral Variation - not every trait is being selected for, some are just along for the ride (fingerprints) - trade offs exist in populations Modern synthesis: combine field of population genetics with darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection To stop evolution: (HW eq) - no mutation, random mating, no gene flow (isolation), large population size (no drift), no selection (equal reproductive success) Genotypic frequency: p*2+2pq+q*2=1 Allele frequency: p+q=1 - sexual reproduction alone does not cause natural selection, it just shuffles the deck but doesn't change the frequency - inbreeding reduces heterozugous and increases homozygous genotypes - homozygous recessive are more prone to disease and disorders Species: one or more population of organisms with the potential to interbreed with one another but not with members of other such groups Prezygotic barriers: stop sperm from meeting egg - behavioral isolation (usually mating) - mechanical isolation (chiwawa and great dane) Postzygotic: stop offspring from forming, surviving and breeding after fertilization - hybrid inviability: zygote dies before it develops - hybrid sterility: the hybrid may be born, but can not breed (liger) the chromosomes don’t pass mitosis - hybrid breakdown - the offspring are weak and subsequent generations ave many defects - natural selection does the rest - within a species; variety (used with plant) and breed (used with animal) - for a new species to form, you need genetic isolation and divergence Allopatric speciation: geographic isolation where populations are physically separated - is dependent on how mobile the species is, are its seeds carried? flies?) - highways, mountains, tectonic movement - youngest islands have the least diversity - Ring species: a species splits (say around a mountain) and comes back together but are incompatible by the end Sympatric Speciation: semi random, diversifying selection (finches) where a different characteristic will start small and develop to be very different. - a random change can change feeding and mating which isolates the species greatly - happens by genetic errors like autopolyplaudy where the whole set of chromosomes duplicate rather than split in anaphase PLANT STRUCTURE - all started with green algae, small water born plants (resembled mosses) (sperm swim to egg) 1) nonvascular plants - no vesicles to move things around within them 2) Vascular plants 1) Ferns and seedless vascular plants 2) gymnosperms - conifers and pines (pollen and a naked seed) 3) Angiosperm - flowering plants (flowers and fruits) Pollen - sperm that can be moved through the air Seeds - protect the food for the embryo and have the ability to wait (suspended animation) - flowers help because now that can use pollinators and expend less energy making seeds - Fruits form from flowers an have seeds (designated for transportation) PLANT BODIES: Organs: roots, shoots, leaves, reproductive structure (flower) Tissue: ground - photosynthetic cells and filler cells vascular - xylem and phloem for transport and support Dermal - outermost layer for protection and to prevent from drying - all are connected and continuous within the plant body Cells: - communicate through the plasmodesmata - use cellulose for structure - roots do not have chloroplasts TYPES OF ANGIOSPERM: EUDICOTS: maple trees, peonies, - two cotyledons (parts of embryo) - tap roots - 4-5 floral parts - net like leaf veins - vascular bundles in a ring - three pores on pollen grain MONOCOTS: grass, lilies, palm trees, orchids - one embryonic leaf - fiber-y roots - parallel array of veins - one pore furrow - even dispersal of vascular bundles GYMNOSPERM: - needles instead of leaves, pine nuts, pine trees Roots: anchor and absorb water and nutrients - conduct the water and nutrients to shoots and for storage (starch) Modified roots: strictly for storage (yams and sweet potatoes) Adventitious roots: prop roots - mangroves Aerial roots - hang, curtain fig tree Pneumatophores - snorkle roots Shoot systems: stems (internode) - support, photosynthesis, transport, storage, reproduction (most plants are hermaphrodites) Terminal bud: at the tip of growing stem or branch Axillary bud: armpit of the plant (in a node) Lateral buds: can turn in to stems Modified shoots: Stolons: horizontal roots of strawberries Rhizomes: horizontal stem underground (iris) Tubers: potatoes! modified to store starch * in cacti, the leafs are actually stems and the spikes are leafs LEAF ANATOMY: Dermal: Cuticle - wax, hydrophobic Epidermis layer - has parenchyma cells and guard cells Periderm - cork cells and corn cambium (bark) Trichomes - hairs (poke through cuticle) can trap water, be sticky, poisonous Stoma - guard cells surround this pore (gas exchange) (O2 and H2O out and CO2 in) Vascular : Xylem - transports water and nutrients one way (roots —> shoots and out stomata) - tracheids in all vascular plants )jagged horizontal movement of water which wastes time and since angiosperms have tubes, it is more efficient) - dead at maturity - vessels and fibers* are unique to angiosperm *(that make hemp thread-like) - regulated by stomata - PASSIVE Phloem - transports sugars two ways wherever needed for metabolism and storage - all vascular plants have sieve plates (with big pores for food transport and connect phloem) sieve tube members and companion cells (last two only in angiosperm) - phloem are food conducting, alive at maturity and have cytoplasm (not organelles) - fibers are only in angiosperm - pressure flow is ACTIVE and passive - need the xylem - source —> sink Veins are made of these ^ * fibers distinguish hard vs softwood (?)palisade: photosynthesis (?)Spongey: gas exchange area in spaces Ground: Parenchyma - AP cells - in leaves they are photosynthetic - can differentiate into other cell types if needed Collenchyma - flexible support (like the strings in celery) Sclerenchyma - hard woody and gritty for protection (pears) (two cell walls) Pedeol: base of each leaf - a leaf is determined by weather its pedeollll has an axillary bud at the base Leaves: alternating spiral, opposite, whirls, basal rosette, simple, pinnately compound, palmately compound, doubly compound Modified leaves: tendrils: climb like a cucumber spines: cacti, shoo away predators bright colored leaves, poinsettia Succulent and bulbs (onion or pitcher plant) XYLEM AND PHLOEM Hypertonic: water moves out of the cell because solute solution is greater outside - cells become plasmolyze) Hypotonic: water moves into cell because solute concentration is greater inside - becomes TURGID (best for plants) Water potential: Y=Yp+Ys - negative is a pulling sucking force - positive is pushing force - always flows from high to low (high to more negative) - roots suck up water because their cells are hypotonic in comparison to the soil - root hairs help collect H2O and increase the surface area - water moves into the plant because the water and the cellulose are both polar (adhesion) - water also sticks to itself creating a chain (cohesion) - a Casperian strip connects the cells and makes an impermeable barrier, forcing the water to flow through the cell and release nutrients Aloplastic: moves through the roots via cell walls Symplastic: moves through the cells themselves Transpiration creates a suction that moves water up through the roots - is stronger the farther up you go Water is moved up the xylem by: - stomata opening during the day to exchange CO2 and the burger pressure and osmosis changes the pore size of the stomata (negative pressure) - factors that regulate the stomata (stimulated by light, K+ ions make a pump, levels of CO2 (if low, they open), water stresses) - Guttation: water is collected so much through the roof that it fills up the tubes and pushes out the top! (positive pressure) Sugars are moved through the phloem by: - translocation sugars moved through the vascular system and phloem - uses the pressure from the xylem to move sugars down from leaves to roots for storage or shoots (where the flowers are) - the source adds sugars to the phloem (translocation/loading) - water enters the system because it is hypotonic - pressure flows down to low pressure areas and the sink takes sugars from the phloem - the system is so pressurized that it practically squirts out when tapped *flowers can not photosynthesize and need sugars to grow How plants grow: - grow their whole life - Embryonic stem cells are omnipotent and can become any cell the plant needs - plants keep these their whole life where we loose them as babies - through mitosis, the cells split but one stays embryonic - MERISTEMS (can be ground, vascular or dermal) Apical meristem - elongation of roots and shoots, adding length to tip (not extending) - primary growth - root cap protects the meristem from deterioration - secretes mucigel to lubricate the path - determines geotropism - constantly replenished ** growth of cells is actually what moves them through the soil (they fill with water and push) - in the zone of elongation ROOT HAIRS - extension of dermal cells Shoots grow and always leave behind an axillary bud and always have a terminal bud Determinant growth: leaves, flowers, fruits Inteterminant: roots, shoots ** cells can differentiate and de-diferentiate (become embryonic again) Lateral meristem - growth in girth, secondary - Eudicots are the only ones with growth rings and woodenness - in gymnosperms tree layers: cork, cork cambium (periderm), living phloem (bark) vascular cambium, sapwood, heartwood - as the tree expands, it leaves behind the old xylem, made by the vascular cambium, which makes the rings - Lignen turns old xylem into wood - heartwood is only there for support - phloem does not build up, but rather is pushed out by the vascular cambium - we can distinguish growth rings because the cell chape decreases during winter - rings are obvious in temperate trees - knots in the wood where old branches used to be! SG - limits on rate of evolution: selection, variance, heritability - genetic diversity is the raw material that allows NS to work - Biological species concept: Species are groups of actually or potentially interbreeding natural populations, which are reproductively isolated from other such groups - Vestigial structures are often homologous to structures that are functioning normally in other species. Therefore, vestigial structures can be considered evidence for evolution - 1. Plants make their own food - 2. Plants have a cuticle - 3. Plant cells have a cell wall - 4. Plants reproduce with spores and sex cells - - What tissuesarise from primary growth in the shoot? - What tissuesarise from primary growth in the root? - How is K+ involved in opening/closing stomata?


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