AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Regulation 7- Responses

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 2:

Supplementary Resources:

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Elements of a Feedback Loop

Responses to External Environments


Questions to answer:

  1. In order to respond to a stimulus in the environment what must an organism do?
  2. Explain the role of phytochromes in determining plant responses to the environment.  What is the stimulus that phytochromes respond to?  How is the structure of a phytochrome related to its function?
  3. Explain how jetlag results from disruption of normal feedback loops at work in determining the circadian rhythms of humans.
  4. Explain the function of taxis in motile organisms
  5. Why do fungi only produce fruiting bodies at specific times?  How is fruiting body formation controlled?
  6. How is the use of quorum sensing in bacteria advantageous?
  7. How are all of the responses discussed in this presentation similar?  How do they differ?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)