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IMPORTANT: REVIEW SESSIONS AND QUESTIONS FOR EXAM #3:

Minor Time Change for Blake's = Monday, April 21 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in EBS 210

Dan's = Tuesday, April 22 - evening - exact time and place - TBA by Monday

CRITICAL - NOTE ADDITIONS TO LIST FROM RECENT LECTURES:
These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying for the third exam on material we have or will cover in lecture, lab and homework (ONLY THESE QUESTIONS FOR EXAM #3):

#374 through #418; 436 through 504; 509; 510; 662 through 708 and the following

ADDITIONAL Required Review Questions for EXAM #3 on material related to molecular genetics that we have covered in lecture and lab:

1.  Specifically, what gene are we using for DNA Barcoding to identify the various fish species?  Why this gene and not another one?
2.  Explain how and why DNA Barcoding can be used to identify a specific species.
3.  What does the abbreviation PCR stand for?
4.  Regarding PCR, what are primers and why are they important?
5.  Why is the Taq Polymerase used during PCR and not the DNA polymerase from a different species?
(what can this specific polymerase tolerate that other polymerases cannot?)
6.  Explain why DNA moves through an agarose gel.  Which fragments move farther, smaller or larger DNA fragments?
7.  Why is it important to add the fluorescent stain to the agarose gel?
8.  Explain how one could (at least in theory) clone a mammoth using nuclear transplantion.
9.  Define the following terms:
nondisjunction, amniocentesis, karyotyping, chorionic villi sampling, Down’s Syndrome
10.  What is the Modern Synthesis (in terms of Biology)?

1. Lab on Monday, April 21 or Tuesday, April 22 will be the completion of our DNA Barcoding Laboratory during which we will purify the PCR product (COI gene) and then visualize it on an electophoresis gel as well as our reptile and bird laboratory (Lab #18).

2. Lab #17 on amphibians and cardiac physiology is due on Monday, April 21 or Tuesday, April 22. Please turn in any late labs as soon as possible.
You do not need to turn in anything for Lab #11 or Lab #15.
The points for Lab #11 (stream insect data) are assigned with Homework Assignment #8.

3. Quiz #10 in lab on Monday, April 21 or Tuesday, April 22 will be on terms related to amphibians and dinosaurs from Lab #17 including taxonomy, basic body plan differences and the general type of animal in each class, subclass and/or order and information from the board. You should know the info. from the board from our dinosaur movie day.

4. No homework is due this week, but see below for upcoming due dates:

Assignment #5: DNA Barcoding and Molecular Biology Review is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm Thursday, May 8

Assignment #10: Mammals and Anatomy and Physiology Concepts is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm on Thursday, May 8

Assignment #9: Mutation, Population Genetics and Speciation was due on
Thursday, April 17

Assignment #8: Stream Insect Adaptation & Diversity Field Trip Report was due on Thursday, April 10

You may turn in late assignments and labs for credit.
(there will be a point deduction for being late)

5. Your invertebrate literature search paper is DUE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30.

You may NOT use more than two short direct quotations in your paper. Your paper must have in text citations as described in the instructions and as per lecture.

You must submit an electronic copy of your paper directly to Turnitin.com by April 30.
Only submit the final draft that you give me in printed form - no rough drafts.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TURNITIN INSTRUCTIONS
for submitting your literature search papers to Turnitin.com for final grading. Click Here for a link to Turnitin.com

6. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying for the third exam on material we have or will cover in lecture, lab and homework:

#374 through #510

7. You should be reviewing the lecture notes indicated on the Bulletins page under Lecture Notes above for the third exam which will be on Wednesday, April 23.

8. You should be reading the following chapters in the textbook in preparation
for the third exam - chapters 2 (parts), 3 (parts), 5, 6, 7 (parts), 18 (parts), 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29

9. We will be discussing the literature search paper, oral presentations and lab practica requirements more next week in class.
Oral Presentations are on due Wednesday, March 10.
The literature search paper is due Wednesday, April 30.

10. Tutor hours for Biology 102:
I highly encourage to study with the tutors on a regular basis in the computer lab.
Most tutor hours will be focused on review session and tutorial times the week before exams and lab practica to maximize our resources and best utilize everyone's time.

The Biology 102 Tutors are:
Review Session Tutor = Dan Anderson

The following Bio 102 tutors are available in the Computer Lab, EBS 215 to help you:

Daniel Z. on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 6 pm & Thursdays from 12 pm to 2 pm
Joe C. on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm & Thursdays from 2 pm to 6 pm
Kyle L. on Mondays from 2 pm to 4 pm and Thursdays from 9 am to 11 am
Maryia B. on Mondays from 12 pm to 2 pm
Quan N.. on Mondays from 9 am to 12 pm
Tara S. on Tuesdays from 9 am to 11 am &
Wednesdays from 12 pm to 2 pm
Taylor A. on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 pm to 6 pm
Joe or Taylor on Fridays from 12 pm to 4 pm

11. The Biological Sciences Computer Lab open hours are:

Monday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday
- 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
The computer lab is closed on the weekends.

Feel free to e-mail me, Blake Barron, anytime regarding anything about the course at:

zoo@biosciweb.net

Click here for a handout regarding Biology 102 Course Philosophy and Pedagogy

Click Here for the SBCC Seek Help Contact List

Click Here for the Requirements to earn the Biological Sciences A.A./A.S. degree

PERTINENT CAMPUS EVENTS:

1. Click here for a link to a schedule of the Spring 2014 Learning Skills Workshop Series
@ the Cartwright Learning Resource Center. All workshops are in the Cartwright Learning Resource Center near the library
on Thursdays from 1:00–2:00 pm.

2. Click here for a link to a schedule of the Spring 2014 Writing Skills Workshop Series
@ the Cartwright Learning Resource Center. All workshops are in the Cartwright Learning Resource Center near the library
on Thursdays from 1:00–2:00 pm.

3. Come meet new friends and have fun with the Biology Club...                            

Join the Biology Club
Come to a meeting -- there are no requirements for membership
other than a curiosity about the natural world

Bio Club 2012-13

Next Meeting is:

Monday, April 21 at 5:45 pm
EBS 209 - Animal Biology Lab
Majors and Non-Majors Students Welcome!
We will be planning for activities such as fundraising, field trips, meetings, and community outreach including:

  • An adventurous camping trip to the San Diego Area in April 2014Volunteer opportunities & local elementary school biology education presentations
  • Carwash and Bake Sale fundraisers for upcoming activities
  • Activities assisting the SBCC Department of Biological Sciences
  • Volunteer activities with the local educational and environmental programs
  • Upcoming SCUBA diving certification classes Excursions to the SB and LA Natural History Museum and SB and LA Zoos
  • Tidepooling and Whale Watching fieldtrips
  • Club hikes on local trails to examine flora and fauna