I have referenced some valuable links that I have referred to in class. If you are having some trouble in class, get to the topic being studied and start clicking on the links under the main topics- it is sure to help particularly if you are a visual learner.
» Introduction to Biology
now inside Schoology folder
now inside Schoology folder
now in Schoology folder
» Parts of the cell- Cytology
now on schoology
» Homeostasis -Transport
now in schoology
» Cellular Respiration
Cellular Respiration and ATP
Amoeba Sisters Cell Respiration
Cell Respiration by Biocoach
Cellular respiration sung to Californication - by college students
» DNA, RNA & Protein Synthesis
DNA from Biology Coach
DNA song from the artist that sang, "I went into a cell".
DNA Replication Interactive
Transcription and Translation step by step
Univ of Utah - transcription and translation
Transcription and Translation - best website ever,If I could give this 10 stars, I would. If you are a visual learner and aren't quite getting the process of transcription and translation - this video is a must-see. IANR in conjunction with University of Nebraska (UNL).
» Mitosis and Meiosis
Karyotyping Online Lab
Comparison of side by side cells
Mitosis rap by the artist that "went into a cell"
Cell Cycle- how it works
Amoeba Sisters mitosis
Biology Coach Mitosis
McGraw Hill Mitosis
Animation McGraw Hill
Video and Quiz Mitosis
Onion Root Tip
Nova comparison Mitosis and Meiosis - Compare differences and similarities between mitosis and meiosis in these 2n=4 cells. The website is animated and gives a description of each of the stages of mitosis and meiosis.
Chromosomal Mutations - such as: nondisjunction, duplication, deletion of a gene
Mutations continued - Inversion & Translocation
Colorblind/ Colorvision- See how colorblind individuals see our world. So, why are men more affected by this condition than females? Take a test at this website.
Why are all of the words in the first sentence 3 letters? Remember, mRNA (which came from DNA) is "read" 3 letters at a time, that's a codon. If one of the letters goes away, everything downstream of the mutation is affected. By the same token, if one letter is added, everything downstream is also changed.This guy on Youtube does a decent job with this concept in this 5 minute video. Note that he abbreviated the amino acids, for example, he represents Proline as simply "pro". It is standard in the industry to abbreviate.
In his example, line 1, proline becomes arginine after the insertion of the "G" after the first "C" in proline. It is technically an insertion mutation that causes a frameshift- everything after the amino acid "asn" is wrong!
A frameshift mutation, is like taking out a letter in this sentence:
the big cat ate the fat rat.
If we take out one letter, for example, the t in "ate" everything downstream changes, it becomes:
the big cat aet hef atr at.
» Genetic Engineering & DNA Technology
Genetic Splicing- Splice up a storm and create some Frankenfood
Divergent Evolution- Salamanders in California
Berkeley Evolution- this site covers it all!
Evolution from this site
uses lots of bugs to explain what happens to populations during evolution.
An excellent site to demonstrate gene pool, natural selection, genetic drift, founders effect, etc.
The Mating Game
- remember fitness is leaving the most descendents. Play along and find the best mate for your avatar.