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Bio Anth Lecture 5/6 Notes

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Bio Anth Lecture 5/6 Notes ANTH1013 001

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Introduction to Biological Anthropology 
Lucas Delezene
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University of Arkansas ANTH 1013 – Intro to Biological Anthropology Delezene   $KQ▯#PVJTQRQNQI[▯▯.GEVWTG▯▯▯0QVGU▯ PQVGU▯IQKPI▯VQYCTFU▯GZCO▯▯▯▯ ▯ Mendel’s work languished -1866: Mendel published his only study of pea genetics -confirmed his pea results with studies in 4 other plant species but never published these results -correspondence with other botanists suggested that his results were not generalizable to other organisms -his pea research was discontinued in 1864 when pea weevils infested his garden -all research abandoned in 1871 when he was elected abbot of the monastery -died in 1884 from nephritis Mendel’s work rediscovered in 1900 -1900: 3 botanists (de Vries, Correns, Tschermak) all published work saying that they had discovered the laws of inheritance -all found out that Mendel had arrived at the same conclusions nearly 40 years earlier -botanists discovered that there are “units” of inheritance – known as genes -what is the physical nature of a gene? Advances in cytology -mid 1880s: cytologists (cell biologists) discovered microscopic structures in the nucleus of the cell Chromosomes behave according to Mendel’s laws -chromosomes are paired in most cells but not in sex cells -chromosomes segregate during the production of sex cells -chromosomes maintain their identity through generations -once these discoveries were made, it was clear that genes were located on chromosomes University of Arkansas ANTH 1013 – Intro to Biological Anthropology Delezene   Cell types -prokaryote: -primitive cell type -characteristic of bacteria -no nucleus -DNA exists as a single circular “loop” -eukaryote: -cells with nucleus and organelles -animals, plants, protists -DNA organized into structures called chromosomes -1.6 billion years old Basic cell components -human karyotype -23 pairs -22 autosome pairs -1 sex chromosome pair -somatic cells: all cells except gametes -46 chromosomes, 23 pairs (diploid) -gametes: cells that join during fertilization -23 chromosomes (haploid) University of Arkansas ANTH 1013 – Intro to Biological Anthropology Delezene   Review of Mendelian inheritance -genes come in different forms (alleles) -each copy “segregates” into a different sex cell -Mendel’s “law of segregation” -if two genes are considered: -for each gene, the alleles segregate independently -Mendel’s “law of independent assortment” Overview of mitosis -creates two daughter cells -each daughter cell has exactly the same set of chromosomes -start with a diploid “mother” and produce two identical diploid “daughters” 46 chromosomes (single-stranded)èreplicationè46 double- stranded chromosomesècell division (two daughter cells, each containing 46 single-stranded chromosomes -interphase: chromosomes are single stranded -prophase: chromosomes duplicated during interphase -metaphase: chromosomes line up along a single axis -anaphase: sister chromatids split apart -telophase: splits into two identical daughter cells Overview of meiosis -process of creating “gametes” – sex cells (egg + sperm) -each cell will only have one half of each pair of chromosomes (haploid number) -starts with a diploid parent cell then duplicates the DNA -goes through two rounds of cell division producing four daughter cells 46 chromosomes (single-stranded)èreplicationè46 double- stranded chromosomes arranged into 23 pairs èfirst cell division (reduction division)èsecond cell division -prophase I: chromosomes duplicated -metaphase I: chromosomes aligned along axis -anaphase I/telophase I: homologs go into different cells -prophase II-anaphase II: chromosomes duplicated and chromatids split apart -telophase II: produces four haploid daughter cells University of Arkansas ANTH 1013 – Intro to Biological Anthropology Delezene   Meiosis: segregation and independent assortment -separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis I: process b ehind Mendel’s law of segregation -can’t predict which members of different chromosome pairs will move together through meiosis: Mendel’s law of independent assortment Exceptions to independent assortment -genes are sorted into gametes independently of one another -now known to be true for genes on separate chromosomes -genes on the same chromosome are linked – don’t assort independently Crossing over -crossing over: exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes – occurs during meiosis I Meiosis: the big picture -meiosis shuffles genetic variation -humans: 23 pairs of chromosomes – 8,388,608 possible haploid cell types without crossing over SAMPLE QUESTIONS + ANSWERS • If a cell undergoes meiosis, the end result will be… -four haploid daughter cells • In humans, somatic cells… -have 23 pairs of chromosomes, have 22 pairs of autosomes, undergo mitosis (all of the above) • During meiosis, which of the following mechanisms separates alleles linked on a single chromosome? – crossing over • Which of the following is true of eukaryotic cells? – they have a membrane bound nucleus • If an individual has 10 pairs of chromosomes in its karyotype, how many types of gametes can it produce if you ignore crossing over? – 2^10 University of Arkansas ANTH 1013 – Intro to Biological Anthropology Delezene   • The X and Y chromosomes are which type of chromosome? – sex chromosomes • When a haploid sperm fertilizes a haploid egg, the resulting zygote is… -diploid • Which of the following does not correctly describe a human diploid karyotype? – 23 single stranded chromosomes in total • The separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis I is the process behind... -Mendel’s law of segregation • Which of the following statements about eukaryotes is false? – all eukaryotic organisms are multicellular $KQ▯#PVJTQRQNQI[▯▯.GEVWTG▯▯▯0QVGU▯ PQVGU▯IQKPI▯VQYCTFU▯GZCO▯▯▯▯ ▯ -organisms are mainly the way they are because of their DNA -DNA carries the instructions for building proteins and influences most of the characteristics of an organism The structure of DNA -a double-helix of complimentary strands -the rungs of the ladder are made of repeating subunits called nucleotides -1953: structure of DNA was discovered -work done by Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick The complimentary structure of DNA phosphate + sugar + base (4): Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, Cytosine = nucleotide -Adenine only pairs with Thymine -Guanine only pairs with Cytosine -DNA letters form words called codons – every codon is 3 letters long **there are approx. 3 BILLION base pairs in the human genome University of Arkansas ANTH 1013 – Intro to Biological Anthropology Delezene   DNA replication -hemoglobin: oxygen transport -collagen: connective tissue -actin & myosin: muscles -DNA controls many things including the structure of proteins, which are composed of amino acids Protein structures -primary structure: the sequence of amino acids that make up protein -tertiary structure: the 3D shape of the protein Oversimplified list of the characters involved in the protein synthesis 1) DNA with a sequence of base pairs making up a gene 2) mRNA – copied from the gene 3) ribosome – site of protein synthesis 4) 20 different types of amino acids from which the protein is constructed – 20 different types of tRNA, which carry he amino acids used in building the protein DNA vs. RNA -DNA: double stranded, deoxyribose sugar, thymine -RNA: single stranded, ribose sugar, uracil Overview of protein synthesis -transcription: genetic information is copied from the nuclear DNA onto messenger RNA (mRNA) -transcribe = write down -translation: the mRNA serves as a template to construct a protein -translate = convert Transcription -nuclear DNA is ‘unzipped’ in the region of a gene and used to create a complimentary RNA strand – mRNA tRNA -20 different tRNA molecules – each carry a specific amino acid University of Arkansas ANTH 1013 – Intro to Biological Anthropology Delezene   Translation 1) mRNA moves through ribosome exposing codons in sequence 2) free-floating tRNAs carrying amino acids move into ribosome 3) tRNA anticodon bonds with mRNA codon and its amino acid is bonded with the growing protein 4) tRNA is ejected Mutation: how heritable variation is created -mutation: change in the nucleotide sequence -can be caused by copying errors during DNA replication or exposure to chemical mutagens, radiation, or viruses -can occur in either somatic cells or gametes (sex cells) -mutations are rare: 0.0000000025 – 0.000000034 mutations per nucleotide per generation -there are 3.2 billion nucleotides in the human genome, so on average, each person has point mutations at 58 positions compared to their parents Mutations can occur during both mitosis & meiosis -somatic (mitotic) mutations are not inherited -meiotic mutations are inherited Insertion or deletion mutation -may have a dramatic effect because all of the codons “downstream” of the mutation are shifted, so many amino acids will be altered Some effects of mutations bad non-viable zygote protein non-functional protein has reduced function neutral effect ▯ ▯ protein has improved function protein has new function good


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