Bee's Hair Case Study

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Q1. “Take a close look at Beau’s fur. Use a qualitative data to describe it.”
Q2. “What is hair made up of? How much of it is protein, carbohydrate, nucleic acids, and lipids?”
Q3. “Take a close look at Beau’s fur. Use qualitative data to describe it. How has Beau’s coat changed between puppyhood and adolescent?”
Q4. “What do you think is happening to Beau’s coat change? What are your initial hypothesis?”
Q5. “Based on what you know now about Beau’s parents and littermates, what do you think is happening to make Beau’s hair curly?”
Q6. “Look at the table describing the chemical composition of each hair sample. What patterns of changes stand out? Based on what you know about how proteins are synthesized and assembled together, what is probably
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“ESSAY QUESTION: Based on what you know now, can you explain on a molecular level what is happening to make Beau’s hair curly?”
Q9. “Explain what happens to the protein structure when people get their hair chemically straightened.”
10. “ESSAY QUESTION: Explain how humidity causes hair to curl or be frizzy.”
Q1. Beau’s fur appears soft with various shades of neutral coloring. Within this range are: tan, beige, dark brown, gray, and light brown. Specifically, chamois, umber rust, tanbark, armagnac, and amber are all color theory traits to describe Beau’s fur.
Beau appears to be a Chow Chow subspecies.
Non-numeric descriptive factors apply. Eye color is brown. Gender is indeterminate. Religious preference does not apply. Height, weight, pulse rate, age, body temperature, scores, and average intellectual behavior cannot be determined nor measured at this time because those are factors falling under the quantitative data range.
Q2. Hair is made up of Keratin. Sulfurous amino acids, biotin, and vitamin A are all examples of protein which keratin supports. Carbohydrates have monomers, which are organic compounds within keratin. Nucleic acids represent identical polypeptides, as a form of cytoskeletal keratin expression. Lipids are fats within keratin. How much of it, numerically, is inconclusive at this time. There is not enough
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Bonding plays a role in hair texture because it determines overall length, growth rate, and ability to texturize self. Disulphide bonds cause curling, but not on the macroscopic level because buckling occurs within the protofibrils. The relevant information of the hair is the definition of the cortex, which consists of varying axially aligned macrofibrils, which are a “filler” for lipids/proteins. Inside the microfibrils are the protofibrils, which have 4 keratin chains connected by disulphide bonds and hydrogen bonds. Hairs are made of keratin molecules, which contain cysteine, and cysteine has thiol. The more tightly coiled the hair filament is, the stronger the two-chain coil is. Keratin is made up of cells, intermerdiate filament, protofibril, protofilament, coil, and the helix. The cross sections is defined by the alpha keratins and richer amino acids: Ala, Val, Leu, Ile, Met, & Phe. The Disulfide link

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