Homework SHORT ANSWERS PLEASE: Genetics and genetic ...

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Dec 12, 2012 (4 years and 8 months ago)

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Homework

SHORT ANSWERS PLEASE:

1.

Genetics and genetic engineering. Here is the place where you will put your understanding of
DNA, RNA and protein synthesis to the test.....

2.

What are your thoughts on recombination? Mutations?

3.

The ability of an organism to adapt to changing environments.


4.

Do the structural differences between eukaryotes and prokaryotes necessarily mean that their
cells are functionally different? Explain your answer, and be sure to include the differences that
do exist between pro and eukaryotic cells. What are your thoughts about the similarities
between prokaryotic cells and the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells? Incorporate your thoughts
on the possibilities of the endosymbiosis theory in your response.


5.

List

and discuss at least three ways why algae and fungi are economically important.


6.

You open your refrigerator and decide to clean it out. You bravely open a container that has
multi covered fuzz over what was once wonderful lasagna. How would you identify t
he types of
organisms growing on your food?


7.

Discuss the connection between viruses and cancer. What mechanisms would viruses use to
lead to the development of cancer cells?


8.

Are viruses living or nonliving entities? Why are they the "ultimate" parasite?

9.

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells.... what do you think of protists, and helminthes? Viruses..... Are
they alive???