Unit 10: Intro to Molecular Biology (final)
“This final Knowledge Audit will gauge your understanding of the material for the "Molecular Biology" unit after instruction has ended. Your teacher will use the information to see where you have grown and what you still feel you need to improve on. Please answer each question accurately and honestly."
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For each statement below, indicate your level of confidence and knowledge about the statement using the following scale:
1. Very poor: you've never heard of this topic or idea.
2. Poor: you've heard this, but couldn't tell share any detailed information about it.
3. Fair: you remember the basic information about this topic or idea.
4. Good: you remember details and examples about this topic or idea.
5. Very good: you could teach others about this topic or idea.
2.1.U1: Molecular biology explains living processes in terms of the chemical substances involved *
Define “molecular biology. ”Compare the benefits of a reductionist vs. systems approach to studying biology. Recognize common functional groups. Draw skeletal molecular structures from full structure diagrams
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2.1.A1: Urea as an example of a compound that is produced by living organisms but can also be artificially synthesized *
Draw the molecular structure of urea. Describe how urea can be synthesized by living and artificial mechanisms.
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2.1.NOS: Falsification of theories = the artificial synthesis of urea helped to falsify vitalism *
Define vitalism. Explain the role of urea in the falsification of vitalism.
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2.1.U2: Carbon atoms can form four covalent bonds allowing a diversity of stable compounds to exist *
Outline the number and type of bond carbon can form with other atoms.
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D.1.U3: Vitamins are chemically diverse carbon compounds that cannot be synthesized by the body *
Define vitamin. Given a molecular diagram of a vitamin, determine if t is hydrophobic or hydrophilic. Compare the properties of water soluble and fat soluble vitamins. List two example water soluble vitamins and two example fat soluble vitamins.
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D.1.U2: Dietary minerals are essential chemical elements *
State the difference between a vitamin and a mineral. List two example essential minerals.
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2.1.U3: Life is based on carbon compounds including carbohydrates, lipids proteins and nucleic acids *
List the four major classes of carbon compounds used by living organisms.
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2.1.S2: Identification of biochemical such as sugars, lipids, or amino acids from molecular drawings *
Identify the four major classes of carbon compounds used by living organisms from given diagrams (examples will include D-ribose, alpha glucose, beta glucose, trigylcerides, phospholipids and steroids).
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2.1.U5: Anabolism is the synthesis of complex molecules from simpler molecules including the formation of macromolecules from monomers by condensation reactions *
Define anabolism, monomer and polymer. Describe condensation (dehydration synthesis) reactions. Using simple shapes to represent monomers, diagram a condensation reaction.
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2.1.U6: Catabolism is the breakdown of complex molecules into simpler molecules including the hydrolysis of macromolecules into monomers *
Define catabolism. Contrast anabolism and catabolism. Describe hydrolysis reactions. Using simple shapes to represent monomers, diagram a hydrolysis reaction.
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