AP Unit Cell Cycle Division

 

 

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CELL CYCLE & MITOSIS

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GREAT LINKS:

  • Cell Division: Binary Fission and Mitosis This site, from the University of Arizona, is an illustrated lecture place on mitosis and cell division. It contains many diagrams that may help you understand all the process of cell division.
  • Studying Cells  Introduce yourself to the cell as the fundamental unit of life and the scientific method.
  • The Cell Cycle & Mitosis  Understand the events that occur in the cell cycle and the process of mitosis that divides the duplicated genetic material creating two identical daughter cells.
  • Mitosis Animation Although the diagrams here are somewhat rough, they do a good job of showing the essential features of mitosis. Just remember that the figures show the nucleus, not the entire cell!
  • Meiosis Understand the events that occur in process of meiosis that takes place to produce our gametes.
  • Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Learn about the cells that make up all living systems, their organelles, and the differences between living cells and viruses.
  • The Cytoskeleton Learn that the cytoskeleton acts both a muscle and a skeleton, and is responsible for cell movement, cytokinesis, and the organization of the organelles within the cell.
  • Online Onion Root Tips Estimate the amount of time cell spent in each mitotic phase in this animated cyber-version of the chapter’s lab investigation. After completing this activity, identifying the phases of mitosis will be a snap.
  • Spindle Microtubules These amazing pictures show microtubule organization at interphase and during several stages of mitosis. (The microtubules are stained green, and the DNA is stained blue.)
  • Cytokinesis Movie This site shows a very nice cytokinesis of a mouse cell growing in a dish.
  • Amphibian Embryology This site provides a good overview of how mitosis takes a fertilized egg and produces an animal from it

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Ap Biology Notebook

AP Biology Notebooks

Special Instructions:

1.    Use a 2″, 3-ring binder as your notebook.

2.    The cover of your notebook should have your name, subject, & period only!

3.    A master cover sheet with your name & period must be clipped into your notebook as the first sheet.

4.    Dividers with tabs labeled with the name of each section must be included.

5.    All papers must be clipped into the notebook in the correct order by units.

6.    Notebooks must be brought to class each day!

7.    Students will only receive credit for their notebook each nine weeks IF it is kept in order!

Notebook Sections:
SECTION 1 – SYLLABUS

SECTION 2 – HANDOUTS to BE SAVED ALL YEAR

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  • Include a cover sheet for each unit with its number & title
  • Unit work should be in the following order — outlines, notes, worksheets, handouts, study guides, etc

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Virus Worksheet

 

 Viruses Worksheet  

Structure of Viruses

1. Are viruses living or nonliving?

2. How can viruses be useful?

 

3. What odes a virologist do for a living?

 

4. Construct a Venn diagram comparing viruses and cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Explain how viruses were discovered and by whom.

 

 

6. Compare the size of viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic cells.

 

 

7. What must be true for viruses to be able to replicate?

 

8. Name the two main parts of all viruses.

 

9. Discuss the hereditary material of viruses.

 

 

10. Compare & contrast capsids and envelopes of viruses.

 

 

11. Name 2 enveloped viruses that cause sexually transmitted disease.

12. What type of virus causes flu?

13. Where are glycoproteins found & what is there purpose?

 

14. What characteristics are used to group viruses?

 

15. How are these viruses grouped — retrovirus, adenovirus, and herpes virus?

 

 

16. Compare & contrast helical & icosahedral viral shapes & diseases.

 

 

17. Explain how RNA viruses replicate.

 

 

18. Do viruses contain enzymes? Explain.

 

19. Compare 7 contrast viroids & prions by constructing a Venn diagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viral Replication

20. Why are viruses considered to be obligate intracellular parasites?

 

21. What is the best known bacteriophage, and what virus does it attack?

 

22. Sketch & label a bacteriophage and tell the function of each labeled part.

 

 

 

 

 

23. Name the steps of the lytic cycle & tell what happens to the host cell & virus at each stage.

 

 

 

 

 

24. What are temperate phages and how do they affect a cell?

 

 

25. Name the steps of the lysogenic cycle & tell what happens to the host cell & virus at each stage.

 

 

 

 

26. How does a prophage form?

 

27.Name a sexually transmitted virus that uses the lysogenic cycle to attack host cells.

28. Why is the influenza virus so hard to combat?

 

Viruses & Human Disease

29. Name some of the most common viral disease that attack humans.

 

30. How are shingles & chickenpox alike? How are they different?

 

31.What two methods are used to control viral diseases?

 

32. What is the CDC and what is its job?

 

33.What eradication program did the World Health Organization undertake in 1967, and what were the results?

 

34. What virus do we vaccinate our pets against each year?

35. How does AZT work?

 

36. What drugs prevent viruses from making capsids?

37. Why is rain forest clearing dangerous to humans?

 

38. Some lysogenic viruses can trigger certain types of _________________.

 


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Alien Invasion

 

Alien Invasion

Help! Aliens have landed on Earth from another planet. Before scientists can release the aliens, they want to identify and classify them. Use the dichotomous key on the next page to identify these creatures.

 

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   A Key to Alien Creatures:

 

1.a. The creature has a large wide head…………………………………….go to 2
b. The creature has a small narrow head……………………………….go to 11
2.a. It has 3 eyes ……………………………………………………………………………..go to 3
b. It has 2 eyes …………………………………………………………………………….go to 7
3.a. There is a star in the middle of its chest………………………….go to 4
b. There is no star in the middle of its chest ………………………go to 6
4.a. The creature has hair spikes ………………………………………..Broadus hairus
b. The creature has no hair spikes…………………………………………..go to 5
5.a. The bottom of the creature is arch-shaped ……………Broadus archus
b. The bottom of the creature is M-shaped ……………….Broadus emmus
6.a. The creature has an arch-shaped bottom ……………….Broadus plainus
b. The creature has an M-shaped bottom……………………Broadus tritops
7.a. The creature has hairy spikes ……………………………………………go to 8
b. The creature has no spikes…………………………………………………go to 10
8.a. There is a star in the middle of its body ………………..Broadus hairystarus
b. The is no star in the middle of its body ………………………..go to 9
9.a. The creature has an arch shaped bottom ……………….Broadus hairyemmus
b. The creature has an M shaped bottom ……………………Broadus kiferus
10.a. The body is symmetrical ………………………………………………Broadus walter
b. The body is not symmetrical……………………………………….Broadus anderson
11.a. The creature has no antennae ……………………………………….go to 12
b. The creature has antennae …………………………………………….go to 14
12.a. There are spikes on the face ………………………………….Narrowus wolfus
b. There are no spikes on the face ………………………………….go to 13
13.a. The creature has no spike anywhere ……………………Narrowus blankus
b. There are spikes on the right leg ………………………..Narrowus starboardus
14.a. The creature has 2 eyes…………………………………………………go to 15
b. The creature has 1 eye……………………………………………Narrowus cyclops
15.a. The creature has a mouth……………………………………………..go to 16
b. The creature has no mouth…………………………………………..go to 17
16.a. There are spikes on the left leg ………………………..Narrowus portus
b. There are no spikes at all ………………………………….Narrowus plainus
17.a. The creature has spikes ………………………………………………go to 18
b. The creature has no spikes ……………………………..Narrowus georginia
18.a. There are spikes on the head …………………………………..go to 19
b. There are spikes on the right leg……………………..Narrowus montanian
19.a. There are spikes covering the face ……………….Narrowus beardus
b. There are spikes only on the outside edge of head ……Narrowus fuzzus

 


Return to Earth

Alien Taxonomy Project

 

Alien Taxonomy

 

In the year 2525:

Humans, after hundreds of years of constant effort, have successfully polluted all bodies of water on Earth. As a result, almost all previously known species of plants, animals, and other life forms have become extinct. Through natural selection, genetic engineering, and selective breeding programs, a portion of the Earth has been successfully repopulated. The following organisms are all that remain:

  1. Photosynthetic humanoids with green chlorophyll-containing hair (autotrophs)
  2. Chemosynthetic dolphin-like organisms who derive their energy for food production from the contaminants in the water (autotrophs)
  3. Aquatic humanoids who work on the dolphin’s aquaculture farms (heterotrophic)
  4. Aqua wheat, a heterotrophic crop grown by the dolphins that feeds on bacteria
  5. Legless, photosynthetic humanoid space travelers with arm-like tentacles that visit the Earth every 6 weeks
  6. Anaerobic humanoids designed for space living, but when on Earth for space training, they must wear deoxygenated space suits (heterotrophs)
  7. Cockroach-like organisms that feed on humanoid and dolphin excrement (Decomposers)
  8. Heterotrophic giant squids that feed on humanoids & dolphins
  9. Green-skinned, photosynthetic rats
  10. Parasitic mosquitoes that feed on humanoids

Your Assignment:

As an alien taxonomist, it is your responsibility to classify these existing organisms.

  1. Create Latin-sounding Genus and species names for each organism. Remember that the species name should reflect a characteristic of the organism.
  2. Create a taxonomic scheme for each organism including a kingdom, phylum, and the genus and species name you created. Use only two kingdoms that you create. Be sure to also include the number of the organism with the scheme
  3. Illustrate your interpretation of each organism’s appearance including all the characteristics given to you.  All illustrations should be numbered and colored on a single sheet of unlined paper.
  4. Prepare a dichotomous key using the scientific names for these organisms so that your fellow aliens can also identify them when they come to Earth for summer vacations. 
  5. Make a cover sheet with your name, date, and period and paper clip your sheets together.

 

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