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Characteristics of DNA and RNA molecules, and their function.

1.What unique ability do DNA molecules have? Why is this ability so important? 2.What are the similarities and differences in DNA and RNA? 3.What are the respective functions in general and in protein systhesis? 4.What are the various factors that might damage genes? 5.Explain the process of mitosis along with its variou

Genetic Characteristics that cannot be Explained by Simple Mendelian Genetics

Part 1: Genetics Problem- Human Blood Types Mendel is the father of modern genetics, but there are some genetic characteristics that cannot be explained by simple Mendelian genetics. Such is the case with the human blood types in which there are 3 alleles for the same gene, A B, and o. A parent can pass allele A, B, or o to th

Mendel and the Gene Idea

I am having trouble with these few sample problems. I really do not understand the concept of Mendel's ideas. Can someone please elaborate? Please see attached file.

Please explain the Rh Factor

If a couple are both rh positive...the man being B+ and the woman is O positive Is it possible for this couple to have a B- child? Also why is it that a B- child can only receive blood from a B- or O- person? If this child ever needs a blood transfusion how come neither one of the parents can donate blood does this mean this chi

Hardy Weinberg

I am having a very hard time trying to figure this out. I need someone to explain to me how to go about this...showing an explaining their work. My goal is to gain assistance understanding this for I need to grasp this, so please show me HOW! In a population of monkeys, there are two types of coat color that follow simple M

A researcher studied six independently assorting genes in a plant.

A researcher studied six independently assorting genes in a plant. Each gene has a dominant and a recessive allele: R black stem, r red stem; D tall plant, d dwarf plant; C full pods, c con­stricted pods; O round fruit, o oval fruit; H hairless leaves, h hairy leaves; W purple flower, w white flower. From the cross (P1) R

Eye Colour Mismatch in Father Regarding to Son and Grandparents

Dear sir, I have got a query about how genes are transmitted from parents to kids. The situation is: I am blue eyed, my mother is green eyed and my dad is brown eyed. This far so good, no problems: I thought,my mum is green(G)-blue(b) and my dad is brown(B)-blue, so I had 1 out of 4 of turning out being blue. It's norma

Culture of cancerous cells (overexpressing HER-2)

I'm writing a report on cells which overexpress HER-2. The report consists of 5 mini reports and is for a Biomedical Techniques module I am doing. Part of the report is on the monolayer culture and passage of cells and also requires calculations for multiplication rate, doubling time etc (have done these) I have two main que

Hemophilia

Excluding Queen Victoria's Family Consider the other European families affected by the hemophilia gene. If you were a member of one of these families, what would be some implications? If hemophilia had been transmitted as a recessive trait, rather than an X-linked one, what would have been the implications for the Europea

Population genetics.

1. Why do gene frequencies in a population change? Why don't they stay the same from one generation to the next? Explain how the processes of mutation, crossover, and natural selection can provide an answer to these questions. Support your response with cited documentation where appropriate.

Description of Mendelian Genetics

1.Define dominance, recessiveness and sex-linkage. 2.What are the expected phenotypic ratios for a monohybrid cross, dihybrid cross, and sex-linked trait? 3. What is pedigree analysis? How can pedigree analysis be used to predict the phenotype of offspring?

Mycoplasma Variable Surface Antigen (VSA)

1.What is VSA and how does it under go size and phase variation? 2.How does VSA variation affect and is effected by the host immune response? 3.How does VSA variation affect growth and nutrition? What are the benefits and liabilities of the different forms of VSA? 4.What are the roles of VSA forms in biofilms formation and

Acre Woods Retirement Community

Please assist; I am having a difficult time with this case study. Acre Woods Retirement Community Case Study Acre Woods is a private retirement community with 275 senior residents. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of its residents through physical and emotional care. Sarah Armstrong, Acre Woods' resident physi

Forensic Science

A group of 6 bodies is found buried in the woods, three adult males, one adult female, and two children. They are thought to include a missing family (2 parents and 2 children). DNA is extracted from the skeletal remains and analyzed for two STR markers using PCR. In the results below, the numbers indicate the number of tandem r

Mutational Genetics

A botanist interested in the chemical reactions whereby plants capture light energy from the sun decided to dissect this process genetically. She decided that leaf fluorescence would be a useful mutant phenotype to select because it would show something wrong with the process whereby electrons are transferred from chlorophyll. T

Gene regulation in eukaryotes includes all of the following levels of control

(I) Gene regulation in eukaryotes includes all of the following levels of control except: a. controls that affect the rate of gene transcription. b. Controls that govern cutting and splicing g of mRNA transcripts. c. Controls that affect the precision of mRNA transcription. d. Controls that regulate which mRNA transcripts wi

Hardy Weinberg

1. We start with a population in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium with a q of 0.4 and a p of 0.6. What are the genotype frequencies? Now we have this population, which initially is in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (in generation 0) change to a mating scheme where everyone selfs. After selfing, what will be the genotype and gene frequ