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First notes after Exam 1

by: Alexandra Casey

First notes after Exam 1 BIO 304

Alexandra Casey
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Here are the notes we started the class before our first exam. This information is now also being covered in the book.
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Date Created: 02/01/16
Key Box: Feb. 2 nd ***: Know for test besides definitions Plant Genetics ***: Definition 1. Variation: ** **: Word origin A. Natural Selection- fit and suitable to survive and reproduced, survival ***: Titles of the fittest B. Artificial Selection- “Human selection”- manipulation of genes, choosing certain individuals to reproduce a. Ex: how we domesticated animals, choose and selected certain features to create different pet breeds, etc. 2. Inherited Variation- gene that can be passed on to the next generation -- *Natural and Artificial depend on inherited variation 3. 3 aspects of plant reproduction that have contributed to plant domestication: A. Asexual reproduction a. No sex involved- Ex: meristems- cutting a leaf off of a plant and it grows a new identical plant (method of cloning) i. Ex: Every golden delicious apple came from one tree! All the associated trees came from one original tree B. Ability of plants to inbreed a. Inbreeding- No outside genetic material 1. Ex: reproduction from one plant that has both male and female sexes (perfect plant) can do this. 2. Ariabian coffee- had a monopoly because they would soak the beans in hot water in order to prevent the widespread of their special plant. It then somehow traveled and they lost their monopoly ii. 3 different types of inbreeding: 1. Self-fertilization- self compatible a. Ex: buy one tomato, fertilizes own stigmas, produces many offspring 2. Sib x Sibcross- (Sib=sibling) “incest is best”, compatible with another offspring of the same parent plant a. Ex: offspring from one individual breed together 3. Backcross- cross offspring back with parents plant iii. Function of inbreeding= Uniform varieties of a plant iv. *** A lot of plants are self-incompatible: self would not respond to itself, needs another to reproduce, exchange pollen with partner 1. Ex: mini avocado plant C. Plant with multiple number of chromosomes a. Humans only have 46 chromosomes, 2N= 2(23)  Diploid i. Humans and animals cannot handle more or less than the chromosomes we have , see above b. Plants can handle more i. The more chromosomes a plant has the more robust and vigorous the plant 1. Gene- a distinct unit of heredity; a portion of the DNA chain 2. Chromosome- complex molecules that are composed of DNA- each set of chromosomes have 2 sets of genes a. Different form of gene: Allele- alternative state of a given gene i. Homozygous- both sets/pairs of genes are the same ii. Heterozygous- 2 alleles are different in the individual 1. It depends upon the interaction of the 2 alleles 2. Can be genetically different, but still look the same as the parent 3. 3 types of reactions: a. Dominant – suppresses effects of another gene- the one that shows i. Ex: red flower b. Recessive- requires both to be recessive in order to visibly show i. Ex: white flower c. Co-Dominant- neither one could be fully expressed or suppressed, so they blend i. Ex: pink flower 3. Phenotype- physical expression a. There can only be one phenotype b. Ex: Can either be a red flower, a white flower, or a pink flower—cannot be all three at once 4. Genotype- genetic makeup a. There can be many/multiple genotypes b. Ex: Has all the different genes between the flowers


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