BIO 110 General Biology I, Fall 2013

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·         Instructor: Susan O. Baker, Associate Professor of Science

·         Phone: 621-3285; 1-877-UMA-1234 ext 3285

·         Email:

·         Office:  290 Jewett Hall

o   Office Hours:  Monday & Tuesday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm


o   Lecture: Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm; 180 Jewett Hall

o   Laboratory Sections:  299 Jewett Hall, Instructor:  Keely Heidtman


o   Lecture Syllabus

o   Textbook's Web Page - highly recommended, password required…don’t worry if you cannot access this link.  Use the one below and the chapter related links below instead.

o   Another textbook’s website – free, has good practice tests

o   Lecture Videos –Once you log in, this link should take you to all of the lecture videos.  Select login with Blackboard and then use your BlackBoard/UMA email login and password. 




Learning Objectives for the Last Exam are now posted.

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PowerPoint Slides:  Check back for additional slides

o   CH 1:  Biology:  Exploring Life – provided in class, feel free to look at these before class. 

o   CH 2:  The Chemical Basis of Life – print for class #2 on 9/10

o   CH 3:  The Molecules of Life – posted for 2013

o   CH 4:  A Tour of the Cells

o   CH 5:  Membrane Structure and Function

o   CH 5:  Energetics and Enzymes

o   CH 6:  How Cells Harvest Energy

o   CH 8:  The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance (How Cells Divide) – I will print for you

o   CH 9:  Patterns of Inheritance with a focus on Human Genetics

o   CH 10 Part I:  DNA

o   CH 10 Part II:  From DNA to RNA to Protein

o   CH 11:  Focus on Regulation of Gene Activity

QUIZ INFORMATION – Late quizzes will not be accepted.  Reminder…..your quiz grade is based on your 5 best quiz grades.

·         Answer Sheet for multiple choice quizzes

·         Quiz #1: answers

·         Quiz #2:  answers

·         Quiz #3:  answers

·         Quiz #4:  answers

·         Quiz #5 – due 10/29, Answers to Quiz #5!  You must submit the answers to this quiz on the multiple choice answer sheet to receive credit for this quiz.

·         Quiz #6 – due 11/19, I will accept this up to 12/3

·         Quiz #7 – also due 11/19 – I will accept this up to 12/3

·         Quiz #8 – answers, cell division related

·         Quiz #9 – answers, DNA related

·         Quiz #10answers, RNA and protein synthesis focus

Chapter Learning Objectives and Potential Essay Questions

Exam #1: 10/1

o   Learning Objectives, CH 1-3 – what you need to know for the first exam

o   Videos to reinforce CH 1-3 topics

·         Evolution 101

·         Chemical Bonding – watch before lecture #2

·         Biological Molecules

o   Potential Essay Questions for Exam #1

·         More information on denaturing agents

o   Practice Exam to help you prepare for the Lecture Exam

Exam #2: 10/29

o   Learning Objectives and Potential Essay for Exam#2  - fully updated for 2013

·         Cell Structure Handout Cell Structure Handout with answers

o   Exam #2 Practice Test Questions – still PowerPoint slides, but answers now posted

o   CH 4 Practice Multiple Choice Questionswith answers

o   Another textbook’s website – free, has good practice tests…I highly recommend you take the CH 4 test on this website in preparation for Exam #2

o   Cells Alive!

o   Animation of the Endomembrane System

o   Great overview of eukaryotic cell structures

o   NEW….Interactive Cell Structure Tutorial


Exam #3:  11/19

o   Learning Objectives and Essay for: Chapter 5.10-5.16, Chapter 6  -  fully updated for 2013

o   Animation of the Electron Transport Chain/System

o   The Electron Transport Chain - The Movie! 

·         Practice Test Questions

·         Answers to Practice Test Questions

o   Aerobic respiration Handout from classAnswersA version of this is on the exam and worth a fair number of points.

o   Take the CH 6 and CH 8 quizzes at this website to prepare for the exam

Exam #4:  Due 12/10

o   Genetics Take Home Exam – This is the version of the exam with the questions, links to related websites, and background information on the traits.  It does not have room for answers.  The next link will take you to a version of the exam with room for your answers.  I have not checked all the links yet.

o   Genetics Exam Answer Sheet – This is a Word document with room to answer the questions, but without all of the very useful links and background information found at the version of the exam above!  I will provide copies of this in class.

o   Breast Cancer videos  Check Your Genes,  Genetic Mutations, BRCA

Exam #5:  12/17

o   Learning Objectives for the Last Exam - updated for 2013,  CH 11 bonus option still to be added

o   Cell Division Quizanswers

o   Practice Quiz related to DNA -  answers

o   Practice Quiz related to RNA and Translationanswers

o   Mitosis Animation –….Another mitosis videoone more!  FYI.....there are many good YouTube videos on mitosis!

o   Overview of meiosis handout

·         I checked …new research shows that the cetntrioles duplicate in prophase II, so there are centriole pairs in meiosis II. 

o   Mitosis/Meiosis Labeling Handout – make sure you can complete this handout

·          Answers to Handout

o   DNA à RNA à Protein Practice Handout with answers – good practice for the exam

·         DNA Replication Animation

·         Protein Synthesis Animation

o   Rosalind Franklin - interesting reading