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Biology 103 week 1 annotated notes
Biology 103 week 1 annotated notes

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Queen's University
BIOL 103
Virginia K Walker

BIOL 103 - Biology of Organisms • Basic themes and concepts of biology spanning organizational levels from organisms to ecosystems in an evolutionary context • Builds on cell biology covered in BIOL 102*, as different cell types combine into complex tissues and organs • Explores how multicellular organisms evolved to exploit different environments, and the diverse array of biochemical, physiological, and behavioural mechanisms promoting survival and reproduction • Introduces basic concepts of the way organisms are grouped into populations and species, and how groups of species interact with the environment to form dynamic ecosystems Biology 103* Lectures. Part 1, emphasizing Organismal Biology and Animal Physiology The first half of the course, from now until reading week, will be taught by Dr. Virginia Walker. Dr. Virginia Walker’s contact details: • email ([email protected]) • telephone 613-533-6123; fax 613-533-6617 • Biosciences office 2522 Special office hours for Biology 103 (2 days/wk & 6 sessions) at the Walrus skeleton After lectures: Tues 10:30-> 1:30-> 4:30-> Thurs 9:30-> 12:30-> 3:30 -> Right by the walrus, 2 floor mezzanine Biology 103 Lectures. Part 2, emphasizing Population Biology , Evolution, and Ecology The second half of the course (after Reading Week) will be taught by Dr. Peter Boag Contact Dr. Boag with any of your questions by •email ([email protected]) •or dropping by his office (Biosciences Rm 4420a) Dr. Boag’s research is the “biggest” in our department. He studies polar bears and rhinos (as well as birds) - but he will probably tell you more about this after reading week Biology 103 Labs. They start next week or the week after - know your section and time! You will have a TA for your labs, held on the 2nd floor north wing Biosciences. The lab program and general course logistics are run by Mr. Rob Snetsinger, Biol 103 Lab Instructor Contact Mr. Snetsinger by: •email ([email protected]) •calling him at 613-533-6000, ext. 77439 •or dropping by his office (Biosciences Rm 2322) NO LABS FIRST WEEK BIOLOGY 103 LAB SCHEDULE BEGINS JAN 13 or 20 (check on Solus for your time and day) Mr. Snetsinger says: 1. BUY LAB PASS FROM BOOKSTORE BEFORE COMING TO THE LAB. 2. FIRST LAB ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE AT THE END OF THE LAB PERIOD. DUE TO TIME RESTRICTIONS, YOU ARESTRONGLYADVISED TO READ THESE LABS BEFORE COMING TO THE LABAND COMPLETE ANY WORK (where possible) AHEAD OF TIME. FIRST LABS ARE POSTED ON MOODLE. 3. REGISTER YOUR CLICKER Lab Objectives and Schedule • A “Lab Pass” needs to be purchased in the Bookstore. The manual will cover lab objectives, schedule and ancillary material (e.g. tips on report writing, seminar presentation, plagiarism, etc.) • Similar to Biology 102, labs are designed to introduce basic communication skills in data collection and analysis, and to create an awareness of how biological variation affects experiments designed to test hypotheses generated from biological theory • An important component of the lab program is learning that original research requires one to read scientific literature (e.g. know what others have done), and to communicate results to the public and colleagues Lectures and Presentation Material • Generally, try to attend lectures in your assigned time slot. Check the Bio 103 Moodle site regularly for changes or announcements! • PowerPoint presentations will be available on Moodle as PDF files (if you use a screen reader please contact Mr. Snetsinger) • Presentation files will usually be available before lectures. PDF files may be updated if corrections are made, usually indicated by a new suffix (a, b, etc.) on PDF file names. • The lectures are recorded and will be available ~2 days after the lecture. Remember that one of the skills you should learn this year is to take good notes in class. Announcements and Supporting Material Announcements and supporting material can be posted on the Biol 103* Moodle page. Follow the links on the course homepage: We want you to check the Moodle site regularly. NOTE that for the first six weeks of classes, classes will be held for all sections (A,B & C) at the scheduled time slot, unless there is an extreme condition/illness/previously scheduled absence. In the second six weeks, not all three classes will be held three times a week. Watch for Dr. Boag’s schedule. Biol 103* Tentative Assessment Lab assignments (details in lab ma33%l) 3 on-line Moodle quizzes 6% i-Clicker use 3% ‘Connect’ assignments or other 8% Final lecture exam 50% How to do well in Biol 103* (and get help when you need it) • there is a lot of material in the lectures, readings, and labs. You MUST keep up - don’t wait until April! • focus on key concepts for each lecture or lab. Use the review tools available in each chapter, on the textbook website, and Bio forum (see Moodle site) • if in doubt about expectations for labs, ask your TA or Mr. Snetsinger before submitting your work! • for problems, major or minor, the sooner you ask, the more likely we can do something to help you out! (continued..) How to do well (and get help when you need it), pt. 2 • for basic questions about labs or course logistics (schedules, due dates, marks, missed assignments, illness etc.) Mr. Rob Snetsinger first. He will refer you if he can’t help • for lecture questions, post them on Bio forum (Moodle) and if not satisfied, contact the professor • for questions about labs, first ask your TA, and then speak to Mr. Snetsinger if required • if you still aren’t satisfied, contact Dr. Walker or Dr. Boag, then the Biology Chair of Undergraduate Studies (Dr. A. Chippindale), and then the Head of Biology (Dr. C. Moyes) in that order Biology 103 lecture schedule, Virginia Walker nd st References (2 Ed./1 Ed.) 1. Jan 7, Tues (9:30) 1. Jan 7, Tues (12:30) Nutrition and digestion (Ch 39/39) 1. Jan 7, Tues (3:30) 2. Jan 9, Thurs (8:30) 2. Jan 9, Thurs (11:30) Digestion and absorption (Ch 39 & 40/39 & 40) 2. Jan 9, Thurs (2:30) 3. Jan 10, Fri (10:30) 3. Jan 10, Fri (1:30) Excretion; review (Ch 40 & 46/40 & 47) 3. Jan 10, Fri (4:30) 4. Jan 14 Excretion and ion regulation (Ch 46/47) 5. Jan 16 Movement & muscles (Ch 43/44) 6. Jan 17 The nervous system; week review (Ch 41/41) *Bring scrap paper with you on Fridays for the review sessions continued…. 7. Jan 21 Neural transmission & nerves (Ch 41/41) 8. Jan 23 Neuroscience (Ch 41 & 42/41 & 42) 9. Jan 24 Circulatory systems; week review (Ch 44/45) 10. Jan 28 Respiration (Ch 45/46) 11. Jan 30 Immunity (Ch 50/51) 12. Jan 31 Immunogenetics; week review (Ch 50/51) 13. Feb 4 Immunity and cancer (Ch 50 & 13/ 51 & 13) 14. Feb 6 Evading the immune system; HIV (Ch 16/16) 15. Feb 7 Immune systems in other animals; review (Ch 50/51) 16. Feb 11 Endocrine system (Ch 47/48 ) 17. Feb 13 Hormones and development (Ch 47/48) 18. Feb 14 Wrapping up; review course to date Reading Week Feb 25 Tues (most-likely date), On-line (midterm) quiz (2% of grade) *Notes: 1. these lecture topics are subject to change- but every effort will be made to present the same material in replicated lectures 2. Moodle does not accept large files- in some cases, I will have to delete (unimportant OR text) pictures from the on-line PDFs Welcome to Biology 103* Dr. Virginia K. Walker Room 2522, BioSciences email: [email protected] BSc: Acadia University PhD: Medical Biochemistry, University of Calgary Postdoc: University of Cambridge When I am not teaching, what do I do? *We will go from digestion to insect development in 18 lectures Several projects in the lab on the genetic mechanisms of resistance (a) resistance to chemicals: Some cancer chemotherapy drugs can cause birth defects, so we have developed a model system so that we don’t need to test these in mammals A model for birth defects (b) Resistance to environmental stresses: Freeze and freeze-thaw resistance in plants, invertebrates and microbes Could the microbes still have AFPs? Searching for psychrophilic microbes and their secrets of survival Daring Lake, north of Yellowknife, NWT CfAFP:GSCTNTNSQLSANSKCEKSTLTNCYVDKSEVYGTTCTGSRFD GVTITTSTSTGSRISGPGCKISTCIITGGVPAPSAACKISGCTFSAN TmAFP:QCTGGADCTSCTAACTGCGNCPNAVTCTNSQHCVKATTCTGST DCNTAVTCTNSKDCFEAQTCTDSTNCYKATACTNSTGCPGH CfAFP TmAFP V5 T7 T16A14 T21T23 T28T26 36 38 40 38 T T T T R51T53 T52T50 T66T68 T64T62 T81T83 T76A74 T98T100 Note that both these proteins are difficult to fold in vitro Applications of antifreeze proteins for freeze resistance for hydrate control 167 oil workers died in the Piper Alpha blowout in the North Sea Freeze resistance in microbes from brine lakes in British Columbia How do microbes from brine lakes survive? Are they ‘preadapted’ for freeze resistance? 1.00E+09 1.00E+08 salty salty 1.00E+07 1.00E+06 1.00E+05 1.00E+04 fresh 1.00E+03 fresh CFU/mL (Avg.) 1.00E+02 With some data thanks to 1.00E+01 many undergraduate honours 1.00E+00 students! 1.00E-01 Ref: Wilson et al. (2012) 82:405 water sediments cntls (c) The effects of ‘pollutants’ on organisms The impact of manufactured nanoparticles on microorganisms and animals You are really the nanoparticle generation because manufactured nanoparticles first started to appear in numerous applications in 1990. Now they are ‘everywhere’ it seems Soil: Alexandra Fiord, Nunavut DNA sequencing shows that the nanoparticles have an impact on some of the bacteria Solirubrobacterales Actinomycetales Rhizobiales Acidobacteriales Bacillales Clostridiales Control Burkholderiales Control
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