Bio 320 Homework Assignments and Solutions
Homework:

Assignment 1 due 1/27: Look at and be sure to understand the questions and answers to the "Analytical Approaches to Solving Genetics Problems." Be able to draw, off the top of your head, all of the nucleotides of DNA and RNA and link them with 3,5 linkages.

Problems: 2.1 - 2.11, 2.13, 2.15-2.17, 2.19, 2.20, 2.29, 2.30, 2.32, & 2.36 (optional), 2.37 - 2.39 ; 3.1, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 3.13 - 16, & 3.36

Solutions to HW 1

Assignment 2 due 2/8: Chapter 4 - 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 19, 20, 27, 33 (I'll look at 33 carefully) and Chapter 5 - 1 thru 5, 8, 9, 11, 14 thru 16, 18, 19, 23

Solutions to HW 2

Assignment 3 due by 5 pm on Friday 2/11 (slide under my office door): Chapter 6 - 2 thru 6, 12 - 18, 21, 24, 26, 28, 36, 37

Solutions to HW 3

Assignment 4 due on 2/15: Chapter 7 - 1, 2, 3 (for us: DNA level = transition/transversion/frameshift), 5, & 9. Solutions done in class (for the two problems that do not have solutions).

Assignment 5 due on 3/3: Chapter 7 - 15 thru 20, 23 thru 27; Chapter 11 - 1, 2, 8, 13, 15, 17, 25, 36; Chapter 12 - 1, 3, 4, 6 thru 10, 13, 14. 18, 19

Solutions to HW 5

Assignment 6 due on 3/22: Chapter 12: 39, 40, 41, 45, 46, 50; Chapter 13: 3, 6, 12, 19, 25; Chapter 14: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (possibly a few more, depending on where we are on Thursday, 3/17, with the material).

Solutions to HW6

Assignment 7 due on 4/21: Chapter 10: Explain whether if you use the procedure shown in Figure 10.3 whether you would have to add linkers as was illustrated in class, 1a., 3, 4, 5, 13, 20 ; Chapter 15: 1 -4 ; Chapter 17: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9

Solutions to HW 7


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