Asked on 2 Jan 2018

1) Density-independent factors may alter birth rates ____.

A but never death rates
B in both small and large populations
C in populations as individuals increase in number

2) Many antibiotics work by inhibiting the synthesis of peptidoglycan, a component of the bacterial cell wall. Which of the following could potentially be a similar target for anti-fungal drugs? (there aren't any real drugs that actually target this fungal feature, but 1 class of anti-fungals does target fungi unique synthesis pathways for different membrane components)

A inhibiting the synthesis of cellulose in fungi
B inhibiting the synthesis of chitin in fungi
C inhibiting the synthesis of peptidoglycan in fungi
D inhibiting the synthesis of lignin in fungi

3) In which lifecycles are spores produced through meiosis? (select ALL correct answers)

A plant-like lifecycle in protists and land plant lifecycle (i.e., the sporic lifecycle, or the alternation of generations)

the fungal lifecycle (i.e., for most lineages but not the Chytrids and unknown in Microsporidians and Glomeromycetes)

C animal-like lifecycle in protists (i.e., gametic)
D fungi-like lifecycle in protists (i.e., the zygotic lifecycle)

Answered on 2 Jan 2018

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