Biology answers

Day 6
  1. It responds to the environment. It grows and develops and dies. It produces offspring. It maintains homeostasis. It has complex chemistry, and it consists of cells. It obtains and uses energy.
  2. The four unifying principles of biology are cell theory, gene theory, homeostasis and evolution.
  3. The outline levels of organization of a complex, multicellular organism such as a mouse, starting with the cell is: The Cell – then Tissue – then Organ – then Organ System – to Finally Organism (the mouse)
  4. Homeostasis is the process of maintaining a stable internal environment. Breathing is an example of homeostasis.
Day 7
Creation Story
  1. 3500
  2. 40
  3. 6th
  4. Man was created in God’s image.
  5. It is good.
  6. Every tree except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
  7. Yes. (Pet peeve–The picture of the angel.  We are never told in the Bible that angels have wings.)
  8. Satan fell because of his pride.
Day 9
  1. The sugar was in the water. When the water was heated, more sugar was able to be dissolved. As the water cooled, it couldn’t hold the sugar anymore, and it reappeared, coming out of the water. The sugar is abiotic. It was not reproducing and dying. You are only seeing the sugar that was added into the water in the first place.
Day 10
Characters Of Living Questions
  1. Biology is the study of living things.
  2. Cells are the smallest unit of life capable of carrying out all the functions of living things. The small structures within cells are called organelles.
  3. A, B, D
  4. Two types of reproduction are sexually and asexually.
  5. An organism needs a constant supply of energy and materials to carry out its essential processes to stay alive.
  6. Metabolism is the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
  7. Homeostasis is the process of maintaining a stable internal environment.
Day 12
Science and the Natural World
3.  A hypothesis is a possible answer to a scientific question, but it isn’t just any answer.    Characteristics of a hypothesis are:
  1. must be based on scientific knowledge, and it must be logical, and
  2. must be falsifiable.
5. A natural study shows what actually occurs in nature. Therefore, it may provide a truer picture of what happens in the real world than an experiment does.
  1. Independent/Manipulating Variable:amount of exercise a person gets
    Dependent/Responding Variable: the time it takes to run a kilometer
  2. Independent/Manipulating Variable: The higher temperature of water Dependent/Responding Variable: the faster the egg will cook
  3. Independent/Manipulating Variable: if keeping the lights on for different amounts of time each day
    Dependent/Responding Variable: the number of eggs chickens laid
  4. Independent/Manipulating Variable: at different depths
    Dependent/Responding Variable: the temperature of water in a lake varied
  5. Independent/Manipulating Variable: is watered weekly than grass that is not watered
    Dependent/Responding Variable if grass will grow taller

Day 13

  1.  A hypothesis is a possible explanation for a set of observations or an answer to a scientific problem that can be tested.
  2. The independent (manipulated) variable is the variable that is deliberately changed.
  3. Experiments should have only one variable is being tested. When all other variables are unchanged/controlled, we now the response (dependent/responding variable) is due to the one variable being changed.  A controlled experiment will have an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group is the manipulated group to which the independent variable is applied. The control group is exposed to all the same conditions as the experimental group EXCEPT for the independent variable.  This also supports that the response is due to the independent variable change.
  4. The dependent (responding) variable is the variable that is observed and that changes in response to the manipulated variable.
  5. This may vary some.  You will need to determine if your experiment would adequately test the effect of water temperature on a fish’s breathing rate.
    1. Materials might include a fish bowl with water and a fish, a heat lamp, a thermometer, a stopwatch
    2. Procedure:
      1. Take temperature of water in fishbowl (without heat lamp applied).
      2. Record number of breaths/gill movements within a 30 sec-1 min time frame.
      3. Apply heat lamp to raise temperature.
      4. Record number of breaths/gill movements within same time intervals at higher temperature.
    3. Manipulated variable would be water temperature.
    4. Control would be the same fish.
    5. Dependent variable – breaths/gill movements of the fish
  6. Petrozip vs Flashfuel
    1. Answers may vary.  My example is “A car using Petrozip will get better fuel mileage than the same car using Flashfuel.”
    2. The manipulated variable would be the fuel brand.
    3. 1 car, specific distance driven
    4. Same car, same distance and driving conditions.
    5. Miles per gallon
  7. Data Interpretation
    1. Yes, same distance was driven in both tests
    2. Petrozip
    3. biology13

Day 20

  • DNA has sections that signal for the beginning of a coding sequence as well as a DNA section that signals for the ending of a coding sequence. The possibility of damage to the DNA is minimized by having only small sections opened up at any time.
  • Hummingbirds can beat their wings fast enough to hover in midair and they have long bills and tongues which allow them to drink from the nectar of flowers.
  • The nervous system is a complex network of nervous tissue that carries electrical messages throughout the body.
  • Skeletal muscle responds to nervous system signals and interacts with the skeleton to causes Voluntary muscle contraction.
  • Plastids, Cytoplasmic organelle
    in plants, bounded by a double membrane that carries its own DNA and is
    often pigmented. Chloroplasts are plastids.
  • Cholesterol is the component of the cell membrane provides stability.
  • Since oxygen is not very soluble in water (the major constituent of blood), an oxygen transport protein must be used to allow oxygen to be ‘soluble’.  Hemoglobin (Hb) is the oxygen transport protein used in the blood of vertebrates.
  • The peroxisome gets rid of toxic peroxides and digests fatty acids. The lysosome digest proteins (these can be membrane proteins i.e. receptors).
  • The fungus just grows on its food. They secrete a wide range of extracellular enzymes into the environment to increase the availability of the nutrients they need (eg., ligninase, hemicellulase, amylase, chitinase, keratinase) which is how they contribute to nutrient recycling in nature.
  • Secreted proteins are produced “in” the ER. When transcription is about to occur a ribosome interacts with the ER and “inserts” a protein in it.  This protein is then transported through vesicular transport to the golgi for further processing.  Soluble proteins of the cell are produced in the cytoplasm by free ribosomes.
  • All the proteins are transported between organelles through membrane trafficking (vesicular transport) which involves the cytoskeleton (microtubules) as well as proteins that “carry” the vesicles along the microtubules.
  •  The double membrane structure of the mitochondria allows for the isolation of H+.
  • Endocytosis. This is a very complex process involving receptors (receptor mediated endocytosis) the cytoskeleton as well as many proteins that “tag” the vesicles for transport to appropriate parts of the cell.
  • Prokaryotic cells are cells without a nucleus and are found in single-celled organisms
    Eukaryotic cells are cells that contain a nucleus. Eukaryotic cells have other organelles besides the nucleus. The only organelles in a prokaryotic cell are ribosomes and are found in multi-celled organisms.
  • In vascular plants, stems are the organs that hold plants upright so they can get the sunlight and air they need.
  • Flagella and cilia.

Day 22

  1. Electron microscope
  2. 1-All organisms are composed of cells.  2-Cells are alive and the basic living units of organization in all organisms.  3-All cells come from other cells.
  3. NO, because all cells come from other cells

Day 31

  1. The process of diffusion is molecules are said to flow down their concentration gradient, flowing from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration.
  2. It would be a hypertonic solution because with a hypertonic solution means the environment outside of the cell has more dissolved material than inside of the cell. If a cell is placed in a hypertonic solution, water will leave the cell. This can cause a cell to shrink and shrivel.

Day 33

  1. c
  2. b
  3. a
  4. b
  5. b
  6. a, a, a, b
  7. a
  8. When celery is placed in tap water (hypotonic), the water will flow into the celery, making it swell. When celery is placed in sugar water (hypertonic), water will flow out of the celery into the sugar water, making the celery shrivel.
  9. left

Water will flow from the 85% water cell into the 70% water solution (shown).
Water will flow from the 2% salt cell into the 25% salt solution.
Water will flow from the 90% water solution into the 14% salt (86% water) cell.
Water will flow from the 2% NaCl (98% water) cell into the 10% glucose (90% water) solution.

Day 36

  1. G
  2. D
  3. A
  4. I
  5. J
  6. H
  7. F
  8. C
  9. E
  10. B

Day 38

  2. Water is polar because the charges are unevenly distributed with negative charges on the oxygen end of the molecule and positive charges on the hydrogen end of the molecule.
  3. True
  4. The polarity of individual water molecules causes opposite ends to attract each other like magnets.
  5. False – A hydrogen bond is stronger than an ionic bond.
    True – The attraction between the hydrogen atom on one water molecule and the oxygen atom on another water molecule is an example.
    False – A hydrogen bond is stronger than a covalent bond.
    False – They are the strongest bonds that form between molecules.
  6. Cohesion is the attraction of like molecules. Adhesion is the attraction of unlike molecules.
  7. capillary action
  8. Capillary action makes it possible for water to flow up plant tubules from roots to leaves (against gravity).
  9. Water’s polarity gives it the ability to fit between the atoms of other polar or ionic substances, dissolving them.
  10. In a sugar-water solution, water is the solvent and sugar is the solute.
  11. Water can dissolve
    √ polar
    ❏ non-polar
    √ ionic
    √ hydrophilic
    ❏ hydrophobic
  12. Solid water is less dense than liquid water, so ice floats in water.
  13. When ice forms at the top of a body of water, it insulates organisms at the lower levels.
  14. cooling agent for living things
  15. Water’s high specific heat means that it is slow to change temperature. This allows large bodies of water to maintain a relatively stable temperature, protecting the organisms living in them from severe temperature changes and regulating temperatures of nearby landmasses. It also helps maintain stable body temperature.
  16. H+ and OH
  17. Water has an equal amount of H+ and OH– ions, making it neutral.
  18. The pH scale indicates the concentration of hydrogen and hydroxide ions in solutions.
  19. Acid
    pH range: 0-7
    Examples: (vary) coffee, lemon juiceBase
    pH range: 7-14
    more OH- than H+
    Examples: (vary) bleach, drain cleanerWater
    equal amounts of OH- and H+
  20. ten
  21. Changes in pH can disrupt cells’ chemical reactions and homeostasis.
  22. Buffers are weak acids and weak bases that work to neutralize stronger acids and bases.

Day 44

  1. All organic chemical compounds possess one thing in common; all of them contain the element is Carbon.
  2. The Carbohydrates are made up of three different elements in a ratio of 1:2:1. In order, these elements are its carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
  3. A simple sugar called_Glucose_, whose chemical formula is C6H12O6 is broken down during glycolysis.
  4. Anabolism is the process of building up larger molecules from smaller ones. Anabolism is a metabolic function.
  5. The three elements make up lipids are carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
  6. Energy is stored in the chemical bonds of lipids.
  7. Proteins are made up of chains of simple molecules called Amino Acids.
  8. Enzymes are the protein molecules which are involved in the metabolic reactions in the body. (To accelerate action in the body. There are many different kinds with very specific roles-ranging from energy production to DNA replication.)
  9. Nucleic Acids are made up of chains of simple molecules called Nucleic Acids.
  10. The nucleus of a eukaryotic cell contains the DNA, the genetic material of the cell. The DNA contains the information necessary for constructing the cell and directing the multitude of synthesis tasks performed by the cell in the process of life and reproduction.  (The nucleus is the “brain” of the cell, it controls all the cell’s activities) (this is the best answer we could come up with, if you learned something different please let me know)

Day 49

  1. polarity: the unequal distribution of charges on a molecule
  2. cohesion: the attraction of like molecules such as the attraction of water molecules to each other.
  3. solvent: the substance in which the solute is dissolved within a solution
  4. Organic compounds are compounds that have carbon and are found in living things

Day 54

  1. The purpose of cellular respiration in plants and animals is to break down sugar from food (glucose) and turn it into energy.
  2. Cellular respiration takes place in the cytoplasm and mitochondria of cells.
  3. Carbon dioxide is the waste produce of cellular respiration.
  4. a) Photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplasts. Cellular respiration takes place in the cytoplasm and mitochondria.
    b) The waste product of photosynthesis is oxygen. The waste product of photosynthesis is carbon dioxide.
    c) Carbon dioxide and water are required for photosynthesis. Glucose and oxygen are required for cellular respiration.
    d) Electron transport chains are used for creating energy (ATP).
    e) ATPase drives the synthesis of ATP.

Day 57

  1. There are two separate parts of a chloroplast: the space inside the chloroplast itself, and the space inside the thylakoids
    1. The inner compartments inside the thylakoids are called the thylakoid space (or lumen). This is the site of the first part of photosynthesis.
    2. The interior space that surrounds the thylakoids is filled with a fluid called stroma. This is where carbon dioxide is used to produce glucose, the second part of photosynthesis.
  2. If the stomata of a plant leaf were glued shut Carbon Dioxide would not be able to enter the leaf. Carbon Dioxide is one of three reactants needed to begin the photosynthesis process.
  3. The reactants of photosynthesis are carbon dioxide and water. The products of photosynthesis are glucose and oxygen.
  1. Chloroplasts, the organelles which conduct photosynthesis in plants and algae.
  2. Each chloroplast contains neat stacks called grana (singular, granum). The grana consist of sac-like membranes, known as thylakoid membranes. These membranes contain photosystems, which are groups of molecules that include chlorophyll, a green pigment. The light reactions of photosynthesis occur in the thylakoid membranes. The stroma is the space outside the thylakoid membranes, as shown in Figure below. In addition to enzymes, two basic types of molecules-pigments and electron carriers–are key players in this process. This is where the reactions of the Calvin cycle take place.
  3. Electron Carrier is a molecule which transfers energy-carrying electrons within an electron transport chain. Electron Transport Chain (ETC) is a A series of electron-carrying molecules which accept and pass along energy-carrying electrons in small steps, allowing the energy lost at each transfer to be captured for storage or work.

Day 61

  1. Glycolysis
  2. True
  3. Cellular respiration is a cellular process that requires oxygen and gives off carbon dioxide in order to obtain energy for the organism.
  4. The formula for aerobic cellular respiration is C6H12O6 + O2 → CO2 +H2O + Energy (as ATP)            The word equation for this is:     Glucose + Oxygen → Carbon dioxide + Water + Energy (as ATP)
  5. Fermentation is the process that releases energy from food molecules by producing ATP in the absence of oxygen.
  6. Anaerobic
  7. Fermentation and Lactic Acid Fermentation
  8. Alcohol fermentation is a process that uses yeast and bacteria. They work together to convert sugars into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. The fermentation begins after glucose enters the cells and broken down into pyruvic acid.  The pyruvic acid is then turned into CO2, ethanol, and energy.
  9. They use up the ATP produced by cellular respiration; they produce it by lactic acid fermentation.
  10. Lactic Acid Fermentation can supply the ATP
  11. Because they are using oxygen at a rate faster than the lungs and heart are able to match. This activity is known as “anaerobic” (without oxygen). Muscles are designed to work this way for extreme bursts of power and speed. But oxygen is ultimately required to make the body work, so after the race, you must replenish the oxygen within the body.
  12. The process that withdraws energy
  13. Photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the air and cellular respiration puts it back.
  14. Photosynthesis releases oxygen into the atmosphere and cellular respiration uses the oxygen to release energy from food.

Day 63

  1.  It comes from sunlight plants use photosynthesis to capture energy from sun, animals eats plants *1st level consumers*, then so on and on
  2. Type — Description  — Examples
    Autotrophs — Organisms that makes their own food — Moss
    Heterotrophs —Organisms that obtain energy from the food they eat — zebra
  3. ATP is adenosine triphosphate. This chemical compound is what living things use to store energy ADP stored in the body so when it’s time to use that stored energy, ADP goes through ATP synthesis to make ATP and use that energy though the body.
  4. ATP (adenine triphosphate) is the compound responsible for providing energy to a cell to carry out its metabolic process. When the ATP molecule is in contact with a water molecule (hydrolysis), the result is ADP (adenosine diphosphate) and a phosphate. In this reaction, energy is released to the cell. The ADP molecule is further broken down to AMP (adenosine monophosphate) and a phosphate through hydrolysis, releasing further chemical energy.
  5. Adenine, Ribose, Phosphate Groups
  6. Cells create and store energy in different ways. Cells are able to store small amounts of energy through a molecule called adenosine triphosphate.
  7. ATP is a kind of chemical substance in living organisms. It stores energy in its phosphate bonds. When these phosphate bonds are broken, energy is released that is made available for biological processes.
  8. a. ADP
  9. Six molecules of watertext annotation indicator plus six molecules of carbon dioxide text annotation indicator produce one molecule of sugar (called glucose text annotation indicator) plus six molecules of oxygen.
  10. 6H2O + 6CO2equation image indicator C6H12O6+ 6O2
  11. sugars and oxygen
  12. light
  13. chlorophyll
  14. Thylakoids
  15. A stacked membranous structure within a chloroplast that contains the chlorophyll and is the site of the light reactions of photosynthesis.
  16. Stroma
  17. light reactions and dark reactions
  18. Temperature, Carbon dioxide, Light energy
  19. False

Day 67

  1. binary fission, fragmentation, and budding.
  2. A gamete is haploid, meaning that it contains only 1 complete set of chromosomes. Therefore, a gamete has only 1 allele for each gene. A zygote is the single cell that forms after sperm fertilizes an egg cell. A zygote is a diploid cell, formed from the union of two haploid cells.  Gamates have half the number of chromosomes from each parent cell.  That is 23 from father and 23 from mother, which makes 23 pairs in the daughter cell. A normal human zygote has 46 chromosomes. 23 from each of the parents.
  3. The process in which two gametes unite
  4. Give at least one thing they have in common and one way that they are different.

Day 74

  1. They code for varying alleles for the same traits, one from each parent.
  2. a, 2N – Why? It is because diploid cells have 2 sets of chromosomes, designated 2N.
  3. b, 4 – Haploid is one-half of the diploid number.
  4. Meiosis divides chromosome number and reduces it by half.
  5. The two stages are Meiosis I and Meiosis II.
  6. True! Meiosis results in four haploid cells.
  7. Homologous chromosomes move together and attach at their centromeres.
  8. c, 4 – Each chromosome is two chromatids and a tetrad is composed of two chromosomes.
  9. Crossing over exchanges alleles and allows for genetic variation in offspring.
  10. a, b, c – After meiosis II daughter cells are haploid
  11. Haploid gametes produced in males – sperm. Haploid gametes produced in females ova. Cells that do not participate in reproduction that are produced in females – polar bodies.
  12. c, d
Day 79
  1. The process of the replication of DNA
  2. Protein
  3. Helicase
  4. A=T and G=C
  5. FOUR
  6. C=G, A=T, T=A, G=C, G=C, G=C, C=G, T=A, C=G, C=G, A=T
  7. C=G, A=T, T=A, G=C, G=C, G=C, C=G, T=A, C=G, C=G, A=T
  8. Yes
  9. Millions of base pairs
  10. 3 Billion Pairs
  11. Nucleus
  13. Ladder
  14. Enzymes and Special Proteins
  15. C=G, G=C, A=T, U=A
  16. A=T, U=A, G=C, G=C, G=C, G=C, C=G, U=A, C=G, C=G
  17. The RNA Molecule is on the right side on the diagram
  18. 100 to 10,000 bases long
  19. Messenger RNA
  20. It moves away from the DNA and leaves the cell nucleus
  21. Ribosome/condon
  22. The cells structure for constructing proteins
  23. mRNA bases that are grouped in sets of three
  24. a complementary set of bases that are apart of tRNA
  25. Amino Acids
  26. Methionine (Met)
  27. AUG-UAC
  28. CCG,GGC
  29. Glycine
  30. The ribosome will move to the right
  31. The first tRNA will float away from the ribosome leaving its amino acid behind
  32. AGG=UCC
  33. Serine
  34. Three amino acids long
  35. 100-10,000 amino acids long
  36. when a special stop Condon is reached
  37. The ribosome will release the polypeptide

Day 82

  1. mRNA carries the instructions from the nucleus to the cytoplasm.
  2. Both DNA and RNA contain nucleotides which contain a sugar, (deoxyribose in DNA and ribose in RNA), and a phosphate group. The DNA strand consists of two strands of nucleotide bases while the RNA strand contains one.  Because the RNA structure only has one strand, the RNA cannot form a double helix structure like the DNA molecule.  Also, the RNA strand switches uracil for thymine in the nucleotide chain.
  3. tRNA carries a specific amino acid to the ribosome to make proteins; mRNA carries the instructions from the nucleus to the cytoplasm

Day 84

DNA to Amino Acids – Translation

DNA mRNA tRNA Amino Acid
TA U A Isoleucine
GC G C Glycine
AT A U Glutamic Acid
GC G C Tryptophan
GC C G Threonine
?? ? ?
CG C G Proline
AT A U Histidine
AT A U Tyrosine

Day 85

  1. RNA has ribose sugar instead of deoxyribose. RNA is generally single-stranded, instead of double-stranded. RNA contains uracil in place of thymine.
  2. most are involved in protein synthesis
  3. Messenger, is part of ribosomes, Transfer RNA
  4. C & D
  5. Amino acids
  6. The genetic code is read 3 letters at a time, so that each “word” of the coded message is three bases long.
  7. a sequence of three bases that codes for one amino acid
  8. c. 64
  9. False
  10. The cell uses information from the messenger RNA to produce proteins.
  11. On the ribosomes
  12. Enzymes
  13. False
  14. a permanent change in the DNA sequence of a gene.
  15. Point mutation

Day 93

    1. HO HE HE HE
      HE HO HE HO
      HE HO HO HO
      HE HO HE HE
    2. purple brown
      purple brown
      white blue
      round long
      round long
      wrinkled bobtails
    3. SS PP
      Ss Pp
      ss pp
    4. 1/2 or 50%
      75% or 3/4
      all or 100%
    5. all tall
    6. 25%
    7. 1/2 or 50%
    8. RR x rr, 0%, Rr
    9. all white
    10. pp x Pp, 50% purple
    11. Pp x Pp, 75% purple
      25% white
    12. Hh, HH, hh
    13. HH x hh, all
    14. Hh x Hh, 75%, 25%
    15. Hh x Hh

Day 97
Pre-Lab Discussion

  1. Heterozygous-Pp
    Homozygous-PP or pp
  2. purple
  3. completely dominant-the dominant trait will mask the recessive
    codominance-both traits will be present
  4. shows the probable results of a genetic cross
  5. No-heterozygous genotypes will have the same phenotype as homozygous dominant phenotypes


  1.                 B                        B
    B            BB                      BB
    b             Bb                      Bb
  2.                  R                   W
    W          RW                WW
    W         RW                 WW


  1.   2/4 BB, 2/4 Bb or BB:Bb:bb    2:2:0
  2. 4/4 Black
  3. No-the dominant B trait is all the homozygous black guinea pig can pass on
  4. 2/4 RW, 2/4 WW  or RR:RW:WW  0:2:2
  5. 2/4 Roan, 2/4 White
  6.                R           W
    R         RR         RW
    W        RW       WW
    1 Red, 2 Roan, 1 White    or RR:RW:WW  1:2:1
  7. Yes, with completely dominant traits, a homozygous genotype and a heterozygous genotype will both present with the dominant trait

Day 98

Monohybrid Problems
  1. A- Purple is dominant
    B- genotype ratio 0 PP: 2Pp: 2pp
    phenotype ratio: 2 purple: 2 white
  2. Possible genotypes: 4Vv
    possible phenotypes: Normal vision
  3. A- 50%
    B- genotypes: 2Pp, 2pp
    phenotypes: 2 Pigmented, 2 Albino
  4. Genotypes: 1CC, 2Cc, 1cc
    Phenotypes: 3 curlers, 1 not
  5. A- 6
    B- 50%
    C- all
  6. Bb and bb
    The Black must be carrying recessive trait for the
    puppies to be black and red. (Bb)
    Red must be bb
  7. A- Genotypes: 2Bb and 2bb
    Phenotypes: 2 Black and 2 White
  8. A- Long hair must be ss (all recessive); Short hair must be Ss or all would have received dominant S and been short hair
    B- expected ratio would be 50% short, 50% long
  9. A- bb, all recessive
    B- Bb and Bb, both parents must carry recessive for her to receive two recessives
  10. 50% Hh
    50% Hh

Genetics Video Questions

  1. For thousands of years ancient farmers used basic genetic principles when they attempted to improve food plants by saving the larger seeds from grasses and breeding them with other larger seeds.
  2. Humans have captured wild animals and bred them together to make bigger sheep with thicker wool, chickens that grew larger eggs and horses that were faster and more powerful.
  3. Mendel is often called the father of genetics for his study of the inheritance of traits in pea plants. He wanted to learn what would happen when two pea plants with different easily distinguishable traits were bred together.
  4. Genes
  5. A Punnett Square displays all the possible outcomes of a genetic cross.
  6. Genes are located on DNA strands which make up the chromosomes.
  7. Diploid refers to the dual nature of chromosomes.

Day 151

  1. Bacteria are tiny, one-celled creatures that get nutrients from their environments in order to live. In some cases that environment is a human body. Bacteria can reproduce outside of the body or within the body as they cause infections. Some infections bacteria cause include sore throats (tonsillitis or strep throat), ear infections, cavities, and pneumonia.
    Viruses need to be inside living cells to grow and reproduce. Most viruses can’t survive very long if they’re not inside a living thing like a plant, animal, or person. Whatever a virus lives in is called its host. When viruses get inside people’s bodies, they can spread and make people sick. Viruses cause chickenpox, measles, flu, and many other diseases.
    Fungi are multi-celled, plant-like organisms.  Unlike other plants, fungi cannot make their own food from soil, water, and air.  Instead, fungi get their nutrition from plants, people, and animals. They love to live in damp, warm places, and many fungi are not dangerous in healthy people. An example of something caused by fungi is athlete’s foot, that itchy rash that teens and adults sometimes get between their toes.
    Protozoa (say: pro-toh-zoh-uh) are one-cell organisms that love moisture and often spread diseases through water. Some protozoa cause intestinal infections that lead to diarrhea, nausea, and belly pain.
  2. bacteria are good for our bodies—they help keep things in balance. Good bacteria live in our intestines and help us use the nutrients in the food we eat and make waste from what’s left over. We couldn’t make the most of a healthy meal without these important helper germs! Some bacteria are also used by scientists in labs to produce medicines and vaccines
  3. Hand washing. Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and cough, if you have to cough, it is best to do it in your elbow. Using tissues for your sneezes.
  4. All we have to do is touch something that is infected, then touch food that is placed into our mouths … bingo …infected with germs. Germs can also enter the body through cuts, by breathing, or by food that has bacteria.
  5. Routine immunizations from your doctor staying Healthy by eating well, exercising regularly, and getting good sleep.
  6. Your Bed Sheets, It’s a good idea to change your sheets about once a week. Wash them in warm or hot water with a regular detergent. Bleach or a bleach-alternative is also a good way to keep them sanitized. Your Toothbrush, replace your toothbrush every 3 months and do not share it with anyone. Your Makeup, replacing your powders and eye shadows every two years, foundation every year, and mascara every three months. Wash any applicators frequently with regular soap and water, and wipe your brushes with alcohol. Finally, do not share your makeup with others. Your Kitchen Sink, cleaning your kitchen sink is to use a bleach-based cleaner after use. The Kitchen Sponge, Disinfecting and cleaning a sponge is easy. Toss it in the dishwasher, or wet and microwave it for 1-2 minutes. Your Purse, do not put it on the floor of any public place, such as the train, bus, or public restroom. Wipe it down every day with an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  7. They are spirili-spiral shaped, cocci-round shaped and bascilli-rod shaped
  8. (in my opinion there is not right or wrong answer here)
  9. (There are too many to list, please double check your answer)
  10. Washing your feet every day, Drying your feet completely, especially between your toes, Wearing sandals or shower shoes when walking around in locker rooms, public pools, and public showers, Wearing clean socks. If they get wet or damp, be sure to change them as soon as you can, using a medicated powder on your feet to help reduce perspiration, You can ditch jock itch by: Wearing clean, cotton underwear and loose-fitting pants. Keeping your groin area clean and dry. Changing out of wet swimsuits instead of lounging around in them, Wearing clean, cotton underpants.
  11. Protozoan Diseases: Protozoans are a group of eukaryotic single-celled organisms. Several species of protozoans infect humans and inhabit the body as commensals or parasites. The parasitic protozoans of major medical importance include certain species of amoebae, flagellates, and sporozoans.
    1. Amoebae-The most notorious amoeba of humans is Entamoeba histolytica, an inhabitant of the large intestine. Although often harmless, it can become invasive, penetrating into the mucous membrane of the intestine, multiplying and eroding the tissue. The result is a disease called amebiasis, characterized by intense abdominal pain, blood and mucus in the stool, diarrhea, and dehydration (a syndrome called amebic dysentery). Amebiasis can be fatal, especially to infants and children. In addition to the intestinal infection, the amoebae sometimes get into the bloodstream and establish secondary sites of infection in the liver, brain, or elsewhere. Entamoeba histolytica is acquired from food or water contaminated with sewage. Several other amoebae, such as Entamoeba coli, inhabit the human intestine with little or no harm to the host, but their presence indicates that the person has ingested food or water contaminated with human feces and may be at risk of more serious infections.
    2. Flagellates-The world’s most common cause of water-borne diarrhea is the flagellate Giardia lamblia. Outbreaks of giardiasis are common in schools, mental hospitals, prisons, and other crowded institutions, but occur in circumstances as diverse as luxury resorts, backcountry camping, and impoverished villages. Giardia attaches to the surface of the small intestine, often in numbers great enough to seriously interfere with nutrient absorption. Unabsorbed nutrients then pass to the large intestine and cause gas production, painful abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.
    3. Sporozoans-Malaria is another leading cause of death in tropical countries. It is caused by four species of the protozoan genus Plasmodium.  Transmitted by mosquitoes, Plasmodium multiplies in the liver and then invades the red blood cells, destroying them so extensively as to cause severe anemia. The victim experiences alternating fever and chills as the parasites emerge together from infected red cells, invade new ones, multiply, and repeat the cycle until finally the victim is overcome by exhaustion.  Another sporozoan disease is toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii.  Toxoplasma can be contracted from unpasteurized milk, undercooked meat, or house cats. It causes little pathology in adults, but when a pregnant woman
  12. (Again there are many options, put thought into your answer and then check it)
  13. (Again there are many options, put thought into your answer and then check it)

Day 153

  1. Clostridium botulinum
  2. Since 1900 about 1,000 people in the United States have been killed by the poison.
  3. People did not have to move every time the climate changed because they were able to be persevered, make is stay fresh longer.
  4. These bacteria can only grow in the absence of oxygen. Another condition that is needed for this bacterium to grow is a medium (environment) that is not too acidic.
  5. Anaerobic bacteria generally cannot grow inside people because the blood carries oxygen to every nook and cranny of a person’s body.
  6. When conditions are not right for growth, these bacteria form spores (a kind of safe, sleeping state).
  7. C. botulinum spores have very thick walls that are extremely heat-resistant.
  8. No drug is available to reverse the paralyzing process of botulinum poisoning. But it can reverse with time, by placing victims in artificial respirators—machines that can keep the victims breathing.
  9. It grows best in foods that are not very acidic, such as string beans, mushrooms, meat, and fish
  10. You are safe provided you boil the food for a few minutes. Botulinum poison is a protein. And like most proteins, it is easily destroyed or inactivated by heating.
  11. You can become paralyzed and, possibly, even die.
  12. Unusual odors, swollen cans, leaking cans, or bad-tasting foods.
  13. Time can be bought, for example, by placing victims in artificial respirators—machines that can keep the victims breathing. Patients whose swallowing muscles are paralyzed can be fed through their veins.
  14. If botulism is found a Class I recall will be ordered by the FDA. That means all the products that of the food that contained botulism will be ordered off the shelves of  every store in the U.S.
Day 177
Vertebrate Scavenger Hunt
  1. Animals with vertebrates are in Kingdom Animalia, and Phylum Chordata.
  2. The five classes of vertebrae are fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  3. highly cephalized, well developed sense organs and brain , most possess vertebrae (segmentation), endoskeleton, usually paired appendages, closed circulatory system: heart, arteries and veins, sexes separate in most vertebrates
  4. The first vertebrate’s lampreys and hagfishes. These fishes had thick, bony shields that encased the head and part of the trunk, while the rear of the body and the tail were protected by large scales. Evidence of vertebrae is found as indentations on the inner surface of the fossilized head shield. Jaws and paired fins (corresponding to human arms and legs) were absent, and these fishes must have spent much of their life lying on the sea bed, ingesting mud and straining out tiny food particles.
  5. Hagfish feed on the blood and body fluids of a host fish by attaching to the side of the fish and creating a hole with their rasp-like tongue. They have: parasitic lifestyle, mucous covered skin, fins are not paired, no swim bladder, gills for breathing, two chambered heart, blood pumped in one direction, back through gills, ectotherm-body temperature depends on environment.
  6. Agnatha are jawless fish. Lampreys and hagfish are in this class. Members of the agnatha class are probably the earliest vertebrates.
  7. Placoderms were among the first jawed fish; their jaws likely evolved from the first of their gill arches. Their head and thorax were covered by articulated armored plates and the rest of the body was scaled or naked, depending on the species. The vast majority of placoderms were predators, many of which were bottom dwellers.
  8. The class is divided into two subclasses: Elasmobranchii (sharks, rays and skates) and Holocephali (chimaeras, sometimes called ghost sharks, which are sometimes separated into their own class).
  9. Sharks, rays, and skates are in the class Chondrichthyes, they all have: free-living, carnivores, tooth like scales, paired fins, large, oily liver » buoyant, gills for breathing, two chambered heart, blood pumped in one direction, back through gills, ectotherm-body temperature depends on environment eggs are fertilized internally and left outside the body to develop; exception: Great White sharks carry their young inside during development-the larger offspring may eat their smaller siblings while still inside the mother.
  10. Rays and skates are dorsoventrally flattened fish that are closely related to sharks. All are considered to be within a closely related group of fish called elasmobranchs. Rays belong to three scientific orders-Pristiformes, Myliobatiformes, and Torpediniformes while skates are classified in the order Rajiformes. RAYS are a type of flattened fish and are closely related to sharks. Rays evolved from sharks. Unlike other fish, rays and sharks have no bones; their skeleton is made of cartilage, which is a tough, fibrous substance, not nearly as hard as bone. Many rays have spines on their tail which can poison other animals when stung. Some rays have long, whip-like tails, other species have short tails. Some rays have a series of thorns on their body as a defense against predators. The color variation among rays is huge; color even varies from male to female in some species. Rays have a flattened body shape and an elongated tail. The pectoral fins are large and connected to the body to form the ray’s “disc.” The shape of the disc differs from species to species and may be circular, oval, wedge-shaped or triangular. Some body shapes are adapted for living on the seabed; others are adapted for almost constant swimming. The ray’s distinctive tail also varies from species to species. It ranges from stubby (on the Shorttailed electric rays) to incredibly long (e.g., over 10 feet (3 m) long on the Whip-like sting rays).
  11. Osteichthyes
  12. Actinopterygii–ray-finned fishes and Sarcopterygii–lobe-finned fishes and lung fishes
  13. Trout, salmon, bass: free-living, bony scales, paired fins, swim bladder–gas filled pouch used to regulate buoyancy in water, use gills and lungs, most fertilize eggs externally, but some are internally fertilized and give birth to live young (i.e., guppies, black mollies), two chambered heart, blood pumped in one direction, back through gills, ectotherm-body temperature depends on environment
  14. Coelocanths and rhipidistians–muscular pectoral and pelvic fins. Can “walk” on fins. Only 1 extant species, acoelacanth.
  15. External fertilization, eggs have jellylike covering, ectotherm-body temperature depends on environment, gills, lungs/skin are used for respiration, mostly 3 chambered heart, moist skin, webbed toes
  16. Cold-blooded
  17. Snakes, lizards, turtles, and alligators represent the Reptiles.
  18. Amniotic egg
  19. Chelonia–turtles, Squamata–lizards and snakes, Crocodilia–alligators and crocodiles.
  20. Ectotherm-body temperature depends on environment, internal fertilization, amniotic eggs with leathery shells to prevent drying out on land, lungs for breathing, 3 chambered heart except for crocodilians with 4 chambered heart, skin, scales, claw and no metamorphosis.
  21. Snakes swallow their prey whole, since they have no limbs with which to dismember it and teeth adapted to gripping (or injecting venom, in the case of a venomous snake’s fangs), not chewing. Their lower jaw is connected to the upper by an elastic ligament, which allows the jaws to open very wide. The two halves of the lower jaw are not connected at the chin, so the jaws can also spread open sideways, and all the segments of the skull are only loosely connected to one another, and are able to move independently. Having killed its prey (either by suffocation, in the case of  constrictors, or with venom in the case of venomous species), a snake will pull it into the mouth by hooking its sharp, backward-facing teeth into its victim and ‘walking’ its jaws over it. The skin and stomach are stretchy enough to allow the snake to ingest large prey items, and the glottis can protrude from the mouth so that it can continue breathing whilst its throat is full with the food being swallowed. Prey is usually swallowed head-first, so that the limbs, fur, feathers, etc. lie flat against the body and make the process easier.
  22. It’s a ‘sensory organ’. It basically takes the form of two ‘pockets’ in the roof of the snakes mouth. When the snake flicks out its tongue, microscopic scent particles stick to it. Withdrawing the tongue back into its mouth, the tips are inserted into the Jacobson’s organ, and the snake’s brain decodes the information.
  23. Turtles have a razor-sharp beak for eating. Depending on genus, the beak may be hook-like, scissor-like or serrated.
  24. Aves
  25. Internal fertilization, eggs with calcified shell, lungs to breathe, 4 chambered heart; oxygenated blood from lungs pumped to body, back through heart to the lungs again, skin, scales, feathers, no metamorphosis.
  26. Warm-blooded–use their metabolic heat to maintain a constant body temp.
  27. ducks, penguins, seagulls, pelicans
  28. fur, three middle ear bones, mammary glands
  29. Mammary glands
  30. golden crown fruit bat
  31. elephants, rhinos, gorilla.
  32. bears, whales
  33. They give birth to their young ones, They feed milk, They possess back bone, Their blood pigment is hemoglobin, They have closed circulatory system, Brain and spinal cord are well developed, Notochord is present.