Essay: Are Genetic Privacy Laws Necessary?

Genetic Privacy laws exists to prevent the abuse of genetic information. It is understood that these laws were created specifically to prohibit health insurance companies, employers and housing agencies from using genetic data to discriminate against citizens.  Genetic discrimination can be described as the unfair treatment of individuals by employers/insurance companies based on gene mutations…

Lab Report: The impacts of salinity on modern agriculture

1.0 Background: A breakthrough scientific experiment conducted by ‘Carnegie Science’ found that soil salinity considerably affects the growth rate in plants.  The experiment found how plants create Abscisic Acid as a stress hormone when the endodermis is exposed to drought or saline environments. “The endodermis also acts as a guard, with Abscisic Acid, to prevent…

Lab: Carbon dioxide production by yeasts under different temperatures

Problem: Yeasts undergo aerobic cell respiration if there is sufficient oxygen and releases carbon dioxide as a waste product. Yeasts, like any other cells, have an optimum temperature at which they work most efficiently, including the process of cell respiration. This experiment aims to discover the relation between temperature and the carbon dioxide yield of…

Protist: Study Guide

Plant-like protest (phytoplankton)… contains flagella, are sensitive to light (eyespots), are autotrophic, and responsible for most of the oxygen in the air. Euglenophyta aka Euglena (plant like) No shells Can be photosynthetic but if in darkness long, will become saprophyte Found in stagnant and fresh water Asexual reproduction via binary fission Pellicle Chrysophyta  (diatoms and…

Plant vs. Animal Mitosis

Animal Mitosis Plant Mitosis Have centrioles, centrosomes, and asters No centrioles, centrosomes or aster: No Migration of centrioles. Cell becomes rounded before cell division  No change in shape before cell division Cell division induced by multiple hormone to start cell division; no known specific cell division hormone.   Cell division induced by specific hormone called…

Coronary Artery Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease): Overview & Coronary Artery Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease): Overview & Pathophysiology

Coronary artery disease is a condition  in which fatty deposits (atheroma) accumulate in the cells lining the wall of the coronary arteries. These fatty deposits build up gradually and irregularly in the large branches of the two main coronary arteries which encircle the heart and are the main source of its blood supply. This process…