AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Regulation 1- Genetics: A Systems Perspective

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Part 1:  Genomics

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Part 2:  Developmental Genetics

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

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Note:  This is a two-part discussion.

Note:  The prezi for this material is backwards compared to the sequence below.

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 1:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Videos By Paul Andersen:


Note:  The prezi for this material is backwards compared to the sequence below.

Part 1:  Genomics

Questions to answer:

  1. Explain the purpose of the Human Genome Project (HGP).
  2. What is bioinformatics and why is it a necessary and important field of study?
  3. Is there any particular pattern among genomes and the organisms who have them?
  4. Explain what transposable elements are and give an overview of their function.
  5. On a percentage basis, what type of sequence comprises the most of the human genome?  What type of sequence comprises the least?
  6. Explain the types of signatures that have been left in the human genome when looking at our split from rodents and from chimpanzees.

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)


Part 2:  Developmental Genetics

Questions to answer:

  1. Define the term “differentiation.”
  2. Explain the function of each of the following as relates to the process of differentiation:
  1. cytoplasmic determinants
  2. cellular induction
  3. cellular determination
  1. Why does determination have to precede differentiation?
  2. How do cells acquire positional information about their location in a developing embryo?
  3. Explain the function of bicoid.
  4. What are the homeobox genes?  What do they do in a developing animal?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)