Students going into AP Biology

Attention students going into AP Biology, you have been assigned a series of exercises in:


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After logging in, you must complete the assigned exercises during the summer months - your AP Biology teacher will analyze the results. Both your effort to complete all of the assignments as well as your success rate in the assignments will count towards a portion of your first marking period grade in AP Biology!

Good Luck!

Your effort to review the various resources listed below is an essential step in preparing you for success on the assigned summer exercises as well as enhance the probability of your overall future success in PHYSICS!

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Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes Work with the types of genetic and biochemical information used to unravel the inner workings of the lac operator-repressor regulation system.

Nucleic Acids Learn the basics about nucleic acids, how they form base pairs, and undergo replication and translation.

Recombinant DNA Technology Learn about some of the basic techniques and principles of recombinant DNA, and how recombinant DNA technology is applied to human health.

Eukaryotic Gene Expression Learn about gene expression in eukaryotes, including topics such as post-transcriptional modifications, mRNA synthesis, and RNA-DNA hybridization.

Cell Membranes Learn that membranes are fluid, with components that move, change, and perform vital physiological roles as they allow cells to communicate with each other and their environment.

Cell Signaling Learn that living organisms constantly receive and interpret signals from their environment. Cells of multi-cellular organisms also receive signals from other cells, including signals for cell division and differentiation.

Studying Cells Introduce yourself to the cell as the fundamental unit of life and the scientific method.

The Cell Cycle & Mitosis Understand the events that occur in the cell cycle and the process of mitosis that divides the duplicated genetic material creating two identical daughter cells.

Meiosis Understand the events that occur in process of meiosis that takes place to produce our gametes.

Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Learn about the cells that make up all living systems, their organelles, and the differences between living cells and viruses.

The Cytoskeleton Learn that the cytoskeleton acts both a muscle and a skeleton, and is responsible for cell movement, cytokinesis, and the organization of the organelles within the cell.
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Monohybrid Cross Learn about the basic principles that govern Mendelian inheritance in plants and animals.
Dihybrid Cross Investigate the principles that govern inheritance of different traits in a dihybrid cross.
Sex-linked Inheritance 1 Understand the principles that govern inheritance of genes on sex chromosomes.
Sex-linked Inheritance 2 Explore sex-linked inheritance with a special twist--crossing over between two traits.

Chemistry of Life

Chemistry Review the basics of chemistry you'll need to know to study biology.

Large Molecules Learn about structures and properties of sugars, lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides, as well as macromolecules including proteins, nucleic acids and polysaccharides

Chemistry of Amino Acids learn the structure and chemistry of the amino acids that are found within proteins.

Acids & Bases Learn about the solvent properties of water, pH, pKa and buffering capacity.

Clinical Correlates of pH Levels Learn how metabolic acidosis or alkalosis can arise and how these conditions shift the bicarbonate equilibrium. The body's compensatory mechanisms and treatment options are also discussed.

B12/Folate Learn which biological reactions require either B12 or folate (or both); what the consequences of a deficiency in either vitamin are, and the important step in which B12 and folate metabolism overlap.

Energy Reactions

Energy, Enzymes, and Catalysis Familiarize yourself with some key principles about enzymes, catalysis, and energy that are central to a subsequent study of metabolic pathways.

Metabolism Develop a basic understanding of some of the fundamental concepts of metabolism

Carbohydrate Metabolism Regulation Learn about the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism by insulin, glucagon and epinephrine, mainly in liver and muscle.

Photosynthesis 1 Study the conversion of light energy into different forms of chemical energy during photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis 2 Review the location and overall reactions of carbohydrate biosynthesis during photosynthesis, and understand the metabolic differences between C3 and C4 plants

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