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These are ALL of the correct answers to problem set #1 in General Genetics. I've taken this class and passed with an "A" last semester and saved all of the answer keys to the problem sets.
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BioSci 2200 General Genetics Problem Set 1 Answer Key Introduction and Mitosis/ Meiosis Introduction - Fields of Genetics To answer the following question, review the three traditional subdivisions of genetics from Chapter 1, the lecture notes and the syllabus, then read the story about albinism in the Hopi tribe of Native Americans on pg 1-2 of the book. Additional Q1 1. Which aspects of the story about Albinism in the Hopis illustrates each of the three major fields of genetics. Answer: a) Transmission or Mendelian Genetics Determining that albinisim is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. b) Molecular Genetics Determining that albinism is due to a lack of production of melanin likely caused by a mutation in the OCA2 gene on chromosome 15 c) Population Genetics Determining that the frequency of albinism in the Hopis is one hundred times more frequent than other populations and what forces may have contributed to the increased frequency (positive selection, small population size). Mitosis and Meiosis Once you have convinced yourself that you know what occurs at each stage of mitosis and meiosis, test your understanding by solving the following problems from Chapter 2. To compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis, it may be helpful to review Fig. 2.18 and Connecting concepts pg 33. 16. List the similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis. Which differences do you think are most important and why? Mitosis Meiosis A single cell division produces two Two cell divisions usually result in four progeny genetically identical progeny cells. cells that are not genetically identical. Chromosome number of progeny cells and Daughter cells are haploid and have half the the original cell remain the same. chromosomal complement of the original diploid cell as a result of the separation of homologous pairs during anaphase I. Daughter cells and the original cell are Crossing over in prophase I and separation of genetically identical. No separation of homologous pairs during anaphase I produce homologous chromosomes or crossing over daughter cells that are genetically different from takes place. each other and from the original cell. 1 Homologous chromosomes do not synapse. Synapsis of homologous chromosomes takes place during prophase I. In metaphase, individual chromosomes line In metaphase I, homologous pairs of chromosomes up on the metaphase plate. line up on the metaphase plate. Individual chromosomes line up in metaphase II. In anaphase, sister chromatids separate. In anaphase I, homologous chromosomes separate. Separation of sister chromatids takes place in anaphase II. The most important difference is that mitosis produces cells genetically identical to each other and to the original cell, resulting in the orderly passage of information from one cell to its progeny. In contrast, by producing progeny that do not contain pairs of homologous chromosomes, meiosis results in the reduction of chromosome number from the original cell. Meiosis also allows for genetic variation through crossing over and the random assortment of homologous chromosomes. 28. All of the following cells, shown in various stages of mitosis and meiosis, come from the same rare species of plant. What is the diploid number of chromosomes in this plant? Give the names of each stage of mitosis or meiosis shown. AAanapaapIease Answer: To determine the diploid chromosome number in this plant, the number of centromeres present within a cell that contains homologous pairs of chromosomes must be determined. Remember, each chromosome possesses a single centromere. The location and presence of a centromere are determined by the attachment of the spindle fibers to the chromosome, which occurs at the centromere in the above diagram. Only the cell in stage (a) clearly has homologous pairs of chromosomes. So the diploid chromosome number for cells of this species of plant is six. a. This cell is undergoing anaphase I of meiosis I, as indicated by the separation of the homologous pairs of chromosomes. b. In this cell, sister chromatids have separated, resulting in a doubling of the chromosome number within the cell from six to 12. Based on the number of chromosomes, the separation of sister chromatids in this cell must be occurring during anaphase of mitosis. c. Again, sister chromatids are being separated, but the number of chromosomes present in the cell is only six. This indicates that no homologs are present within the cell, so in this cell the separation of sister chromatids is occurring in anaphase II of meiosis II. 2 Additional Q2 2. The cells in the following figure were all taken from the same individual (a mammal). Identify the cell division events occurring in each cell and explain your reasoning. What is the diploid chromosome number? Answer: To reconcile how all the cells illustrated could come from one individual, consider that the cells shown could come from either somatic or germ-line cells. Cell (a) shows three pairs of previously synapsed homologs disjoining and must therefore illustrate anaphase I of meiosis. That three pairs of chromosomes are present indicates that the organism has 2N = 6 chromosomes, so that N = 3. Cell (b) shows the disjoining of chromatids. Since the organism has 2N = 6 chromosomes, and the daughter cells that will form as a result of this cell division will have 6 chromosomes, (b) must illustrate part of mitosis, specifically anaphase. Cell (c) also shows the disjoining of chromatids. Since the daughter cells will receive three chromosomes, this must be anaphase II of meiosis. Cell (d) shows the pairing of homologs and therefore illustrates metaphase I of meiosis. Because the individual has three pairs of identically appearing chromosomes, there are two identical sex (= X) chromosomes, indicating that the animal is female. Additional Q3 3. DNA synthesis occurs prior to mitosis in the cell cycle. During mitosis, the 2 daughter cells each receive half of the DNA in the parent cell. If the parent has 2N chromosomes prior to mitosis (but after DNA synthesis) and a daughter cell receives half of the DNA, why is the chromosome number of the daughter 2N? Shouldn’t each daughter receive N chromosomes? 3 Comparing and contrasting mitosis and meiosis, continued To attempt the following problems it might be helpful to review Fig. 2.12, and Connecting concepts on pg 27. 26. A cell in G1 of interphase has 12 chromosomes. How many chromosomes and DNA molecules will be found per cell when this original cell progresses to the following stages? Answer: The number of chromosomes and DNA molecules depends on the stage of the cell cycle. Each chromosome contains only one centromere, but after the completion of S phase, and prior to anaphase of mitosis or anaphase II of meiosis, each chromosome will consist of two DNA molecules. a. G2 of interphase. G2 of interphase occurs after S phase, when the DNA molecules are replicated. Each chromosome now consists of two DNA molecules. So a cell in G2 will contain 12 chromosomes and 24 DNA molecules. b. Metaphase I of meiosis. Neither homologous chromosomes nor sister chromatids have separated by metaphase I of meiosis. Therefore, the chromosome number is 12, and the number of DNA molecules is 24. c. Prophase of mitosis. This cell will contain 12 chromosomes and 24 DNA molecules. d. Anaphase I of meiosis. During anaphase I of meiosis, homologous chromosomes separate and begin moving to opposite ends of the cell. However, sister chromatids will not separate until anaphase II of meiosis. The number of chromosomes is still 12, and the number of DNA molecules is 24. e. Anaphase II of meiosis. Homologous chromosomes were separated and migrated to different daughter cells at the completion of meiosis I (6 chromosomes, 12 DNA molecules). However, in anaphase II of meiosis, sister chromatids separate, resulting in a temporary doubling of the 4 chromosome number in the now haploid daughter cell (compare to f). The number of chromosomes and the number of DNA molecules present will both be 12. f. Prophase II of meiosis. The daughter cells in prophase II of meiosis are haploid. The haploid cells will contain six chromosomes and 12 DNA molecules. g. After cytokinesis following mitosis. After cytokinesis following mitosis the daughter cells will enter G1. Each cell will contain 12 chromosomes and 12 DNA molecules. h. After cytokinesis following meiosis II. After cytokinesis following meiosis II, the haploid daughter cells will contain six chromosomes and six DNA molecules. 29. The amount of DNA per cell of a particular species is measured in cells found at various stages of meiosis, and the following amounts are obtained (3.7picogram, 7.3pg, 14.6pg). Match the amounts of DNA with the corresponding stages of the cell cycle. You may use more than one stage for each amount of DNA. Stage of meiosis Amount of DNA per cell a. G1 a. 7.3 pg b. Prophase I b. 14.6 pg c. G2 c. 14.6 pg d. Following telophase II and cytokinesis d. 3.7 pg e. Anaphase I e. 14.6 pg f. Metaphase II f. 7.3 pg Answer: The amount of DNA in the cell will be doubled after the completion of S phase in the cell cycle and prior to cytokinesis in either mitosis or meiosis I. At the completion of cytokinesis following meiosis II, the amount of DNA will be halved. a. G1 occurs prior to S phase and the doubling of the amount of DNA and prior to the completion of the meiosis II and cytokinesis, which will result in a haploid cell containing one-half the amount of DNA that was contained in the cell in G . 1 b. During prophase I of meiosis, the amount of DNA in the cell is two times the amount in G 1 The homologus chromosomes are still located within a single cell, and there are two sister chromatids per chromosome. c. G2takes place directly after the completion of S phase, so the amount of DNA is two times the amount prior to the S phase. d. Following cytokinesis associated with meiosis II, each daughter cell will contain only one-half the amount of DNA of a mother cell found in G 1 of interphase. By the completion of cytokinesis associated with meiosis II, both homologous pairs of chromosomes and sister chromatids have been separated into different daughter cells. Therefore, each daughter cell will contain only one-half the amount of DNA of the original cell in G . 1 e. During anaphase I of meiosis, the amount of DNA in the cell is two times the amount in G 1. The homologus chromosomes are still located within a single cell, and there are two sister chromatids per chromosome. f. Metaphase II takes place after the cytokinesis associated with meiosis I and results in the daughter cells receiving only one-half the DNA found in their mother cell. In metaphase II of 5 meiosis, the amount of DNA in each cell is the same as G be1ause each chromosome still consists of two DNA molecules (two sister chromatids per chromosome). 31. A cell in prophase II of meiosis contains 12 chromosomes. How many chromosomes would be present in a cell from the same organism if it were in prophase of mitosis? Prophase I of meiosis? Answer: A cell in prophase II of meiosis will contain the haploid number of chromosomes. For this organism, 12 chromosomes represent the haploid chromosome number of a cell, or one complete set of chromosomes. A cell from the same organism that is undergoing prophase of mitosis would contain a diploid number of chromosomes, or two complete sets of chromosomes, which means that homologous pairs of chromosomes are present. So a cell in this stage should contain 24 chromosomes. Homologous pairs of chromosomes have not been separated by prophase I of meiosis. During this stage, a cell of this organism will contain 24 chromosomes. 32. A cell has eight chromosomes in G1 of interphase (ie: 2N=8). Draw a picture of this cell with its chromosomes at the following stages. Indicate how many DNA molecules are present at each stage. Prophase I of meiosis 8 chromosomes 8 chromosomes 8 DNA molecules 16 DNA molecules 6


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