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BICD 120 Fall 2009 TA: Abraham Tang

Section: Wednesday 2-2:50PM, HSS 2321 abraham.h.tang@gmail.com

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Lecture 6
1. Discuss alternation of generations.
2. In algae, what life cycle is more dominant?
3. In the multicellular algae Ulva lactuca, the gametophyte looks exactly like the
sporophyte. What is this phenomenon called?
4. What life cycle is dominant in mosses? Distinct male and female structures develop
from gametophytes in the Bryophytes, what are they?
5. What is needed for fertilization of the mosses?
6. What is a structural compound found in ferns that Bryophytes lack?
7. What is the dominant life cycle in the angiosperms?
8. Why are the angiosperms dominant on land?
9. What is double fertilization and what two structures does it form?
Lecture 7
1. Give an example of uniparental inheritance in plants.
2. One trait observed in plants did not follow Mendel's law of inheritance. What was this
trait? How did it differ from the norm?
3. Why does a mating between a variegated female plant and a green or white male
plant result in green, white or variegated progeny? What is this phenomenon called?
4. The inheritance of what trait in Chlamydomonas is strictly maternal?
5. What molecule in plants is encoded by both chloroplast and nuclear genome?
6. What is the hallmark of a quantitative trait?
Lecture 8
1. What are polyploids?
2. What is the result of meiosis occurring in a haploid cell or any cell with an odd
number ploidy? Why is the hybrid made from two distantly related species sterile?
3. What is the consequence of reproducing fruits as clones such as bananas?
4. How are triploids made? How are tetraploids made?
5. What is the difference between an autotetraploid and an allotetraploid?
6. What are transposable elements? What are the two classes of transposable
elements, and how do they differ? List a few transposable elements.
7. What are the three common features of Class II transposable elements?
8. What is the difference between autonomous and non-autonomous transposable
9. Suppose that a transposon inserts itself into the gene for anthocyanin production.
What would be the phenotype of the progeny?
10. How would the normal phenotype be restored?

John 12:24 (NLT)

I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil
and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many
new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.