this course can be accessed by clicking one of the links
above. These links are found at the top of all pages on
Notices (Newest at the top, oldest at the bottom):
Exam 4 Grades are on Moodle.
Pick up your exam from the box by my office
records are on Moodle.
There were three possible extra credit units to
date and if you have two of them, you have maxed
out on extra credit. There is one more chance to
bring your total up to 2 tomorrow--or
you can do some News article summaries as
- There is one other item on Moodle
called "Questions."Recall that once when I was
out, I asked you to submit questions you had from
an assigned reading. This is NOT extra credit but
a very small, required assignment. Check to make
sure my records are right. If you have a "1," that
means you did it.
I told you that
I would give you an opportunity to earn back
some of the points missed on Exam 2, since those
scores were so very low overall. I sent this in
an email earlier, so I am just repeating the
Choose one to
three partners and submit your project as a
group project--with equal participation among
all of you.
Choose one of
the two projects below and submit it to me
electronically or on paper before the
this project, you can earn back up to 70% of
the points you lost on Exam 2 (70% if you get
100% on the project).
"cartoon" description of one of these
processes (several frames to your cartoon).
Be as chemically specific as you can be in
your animation. You may choose to do this as
hand-drawn artwork, PowerPoint Animation, or
any other way you wish to construct the
frames electronically. Along with the
"frames" of your cartoon, give a detailed
narrative of the process.
the two projects:
- Project 1: Describe the
chemical process of splicing and the
- Project 2: Describe the
replication of the telomere by telomerase.
- I believe there were three extra credit possibilities
this semester. If you attended two of them, you
will receive maximum extra credit. If you do not
have two, you can bring your total up to two by
writing a half-page summary (for each one you are
missing) IN YOUR OWN WORDS of any of the NEWS
article found at the bottom of this page under
"Genetics News." This is due before you come to
the final and may be submitted either on paper or
I updated class
attendance on Moodle,
including excused absences. Check it out to see
if you agree.
Exam 3 scores
are on Moodle,
answers to Fill Ins are here, and the
distribution of grades is here.
missed class today due to the threat of severe
weather, we will still have Exam 3 Friday, as
scheduled. We have already covered all the
material that will be on the exam (see the next
item). See you then.
- Possible Discussion Question
- Negative and positive control
of the lac operon
- Import of a cargo protein into
the nucleus involving Ran.