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  • Drosophila Melanogaster Characteristics

    Drosophila melanogaster, a species of common fruit flies, is widely used for biological research in studies amongst geneticists around the world. For many different reasons, these miniature organisms have become a favorite model organism for geneticists, biologists, physiologists, and many other scientists today, the obvious ones being their low cost, easy maintenance, ten-day generation time, and the fact that they produce large quantities of progeny. Besides these reasons, this species has…

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  • Gregor Mendel And The Law Of Genetics

    Law of Dominance is “a recessive alleles will always be masked by dominant alleles”. That means that the dominant trait will always over power the recessive trait. The second law is The Law of Segregation…

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  • Theories Of Aggression

    University of Notre Dame, there are at least four different common alleles for this gene that have the effect of either increasing or decreasing the amount of MAOA produced. His study suggested that humans, under certain conditions, that have lowered amounts of MAOA in the brain is associated with increased aggression and reduced ability to control impulsive behavior. A noticeable number of human males who had the low-MAOA-production alleles and who have been in severe traumatic experiences…

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  • Phenylthiocarbamide Lab Report

    gustatory cells. The gustatory cells are covered with bitter taste receptors. When these receptor are stimulated, a message is sent to the brain that bitterness is detected (Wooding 2006). There are two common alleles in the PTC gene: the tasting allele and the non-tasting allele. Each allele ciphers for a different receptor protein. TAS2R38 is a gene that gives the ability of people to taste PTC (Wooding 2006). A person is homozygote recessive for the TAS2R38 gene if it is not able to taste…

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  • Compare And Contrast Bacteria And Bacteria

    Question 1A: Compare and contrast the general structure of a virus and a bacterium. Bacteria and viruses both do not contain a DNA enclosing nucleus; however, these organisms differ greatly in the complexity of their structures. Generally a bacterium is encompassed within a semi-rigid cell wall made of peptidoglycan, which provides structural support. It is classified as gram positive if its cell wall is thick and stains purple when tested for identification. If its cell wall is thin and stains…

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  • Genetic Disorders Research Paper

    Genetic disorders may affect millions of people every few seconds around the world, and it’s our job to understand how they work or occur in order to try and prevent them or cause them from getting worse. With how far research has come over the years, we now know how genetic disorders occur. They occur from something called mutations, which I am sure mostly everyone has heard about. Most people just don’t understand exactly how mutations work, occur, or how they cause millions of different…

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  • Mechanisms Of Evolution: Genetic Drift And Natural Selection

    perhaps the introduction of genes from outside would hasten their recovery but is unable to occur. The slow moving genetic drift can create what is referred to as a generic bottleneck where a population is far from another and cannot readily have new alleles introduced. This hastens the possibility of extinction for that population by limiting their ability to adapt to changes in the environment. The book provides the example of the Florida panther which was isolated and populations began to…

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  • Fruit Fly Experiment Essay

    appearance of red-eyed alleles, the frequency of white-eyed flies will decrease in the population cage that is maintained in the light, but not in the population maintained in the dark. This hypothesis was correct and this was proven when there was a higher genotype of red eyed fruit flies to white eyed fruit flies in the light exposed cage compared to the dark cage at the end of the experiment (Figure 1). The reasoning behind this conclusion, according to Reed, “the white allele is at a…

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  • Taster Genotype Lab Report

    Results: TAS2R38 Gene he TAS2R38 gene, encodes a protein that allows people to taste the bitter chemical PTC. To begin the experiment, each student tasted two separate pieces of paper to show their individual phenotypes. The first paper was a control, and the second paper was PTC paper. If the individual tasted a bitterness while tasting the PTC paper, they were classified as a taster, and if nothing was tasted they were classified as a non-taster (Leicht 165). Once these expected phenotypes…

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  • Brassica Napus Synthesis

    Cross Contamination of Brassica Napus INTRODUCTION Brassica Napus is a bright yellow flowering rapeseed that can be used to create biodiesel, animal feed and vegetable oils. As of 2009, over 90% of Brassica Napus was genetically modified to make it disease and drought resistant. The high rate of the genetic modification of this crop is due to the increased yields of the crops which in turn lead to higher economic returns for the farmers producing the Brassica Napus. (Beckie, 2011). Although…

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