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EBIO 1210 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Photosynthesis

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Course Code
EBIO 1210
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Study Guide for Exam 2 in EBIO 1210 for the Fall of 2008 – Professors Demmig-Adams
(sections 001, 004, 740, 881) and Adams (sections 002, 003)
Understand the 3 principal properties of cells
Know the 3 domains of life
Principal metabolic roles of mitochondria and chloroplasts
Differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
Origin and independent genome of mitochondria and chloroplasts in eukaryotic cells
Special features of plant cells not present in animal cells
Membrane structure and function
Principal structure and function of biological membranes
Fluid-mosaic model of a membrane and experimental evidence for it
Factors affecting membrane fluidity in various organisms
Be able to relate saturated and unsaturated fats to the ecology of organisms
Cholesterol and health; genetic and dietary factors affecting LDL levels, the LDL receptor, and
plaque formation
Principles of the passage of hydrophilic (polar) and hydrophobic (nonpolar) molecules through
biological membranes
Membrane proteins: understand when transport proteins are needed and when ATP energy is
needed for the transport of substances
The K+/Na+ pump
Role and examples of proton pumps coupled with a co-transporter
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