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    (Original post by Jhyzone)
    Please I want the paper to be half in Biotech/ 1/4 Cellular control and 1/4 Responding to evironment
    That was in Jan11 They're more likely to put Cellular Control half and Biotech 1/5 and the rest on Responding to environment - PLANTS is more likely than ANIMAL surely? With Ecosystems Populations Sustainability...but they have'nt really assessed that much at all...

    Topics which candidates find difficult/challenging in Jan are put into the Jun paper...it happens in some other subjects often as well..
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    (Original post by Luke0011)
    I want there to be a 100 mark question saying "Explain everything you have revised."
    ...and then write a one word answer.
    "Nothing."
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    Can someone briefly go through Energy transfer in a ecosystem please?
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    (Original post by Jhyzone)
    Yes they are linked. When they say BACs are then automated (Point 2 on page 167 Heinemann book.) - they really mean interrupted PCR and electrophoresis.
    you mean point 3?? so what actually happens? the fragments are separated using electrophoresis, then PCR makes them single stranded, primers are added, chain is extended using free nucleotides and if a modified one is added the rxn stops? and then a laser reads the sequence, and then (back to p.167) a computer programme compares overlapping regions?

    why are people saying there are 2 ways to sequence a genome then??
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    (Original post by healthyandhappy)
    you mean point 3?? so what actually happens? the fragments are separated using electrophoresis, then PCR makes them single stranded, primers are added, chain is extended using free nucleotides and if a modified one is added the rxn stops? and then a laser reads the sequence, and then (back to p.167) a computer programme compares overlapping regions?

    why are people saying there are 2 ways to sequence a genome then??
    they're just probably confused or hasn't read the book properly.
    And yeah it was 3 sorry it was a typo
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    (Original post by katie93)
    sleep! its an afternoon exam, no sleep = ridiculously tired in the exam, leading to not doing your best

    (Original post by Crazydavy)
    Always get a good nights sleep.

    (Original post by -Jaz-)
    Sleep It's a veeeery long exam, you dont want to fall asleep halfway through!
    Haha ok I know you should always sleep before exams but I just feel like I don't know anything!
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    When it comes to learning the gross structure of the brain do we need to know where the exact location of association, sensory and motor areas are on the cerebrum
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    (Original post by Jhyzone)
    they're just probably confused or hasn't read the book properly.
    And yeah it was 3 sorry it was a typo

    ok i love you, so if a q says 'describe how to sequence the genome of an organism', would you write everything, like electrophoresis in detail, and PCR and modified nucleotides, or could u write the summary on page 167?
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    (Original post by Boompw)
    When it comes to learning the gross structure of the brain do we need to know where the exact location of association, sensory and motor areas are on the cerebrum
    nope

    at least i hope not!!
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    (Original post by CoventryCity)
    Can someone briefly go through Energy transfer in a ecosystem please?
    Just typed this out: these are all the marking points

    Explain how energy is transferred through food chains and food webs in an ecosystem, referring to the efficiency of this transfer (9)
    • Sunlight = first energy source
    • Producers convert light to chemical energy
    • In photosynthesis
    • Use energy in respiration
    • Not all energy passed to primary consumer
    • Energy used in growth is passed on
    • Primary consumer eats producer
    • Secondary consumer eats primary consumer
    • Some material egested - not transferred
    • Some material not edible - not transferred
    • Energy lost in movement finding food/prey
    • NPP = GPP - R
    • Some energy lost to decomposers
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    (Original post by healthyandhappy)
    ok i love you, so if a q says 'describe how to sequence the genome of an organism', would you write everything, like electrophoresis in detail, and PCR and modified nucleotides, or could u write the summary on page 167?
    i love how you've casually slipped in the 'i love you' :P
    that question would just about kill me
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    (Original post by healthyandhappy)
    ok i love you, so if a q says 'describe how to sequence the genome of an organism', would you write everything, like electrophoresis in detail, and PCR and modified nucleotides, or could u write the summary on page 167?
    Yes! It's all good
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    (Original post by Guinea Pig Lover)
    Just typed this out: these are all the marking points

    Explain how energy is transferred through food chains and food webs in an ecosystem, referring to the efficiency of this transfer (9)
    • Sunlight = first energy source
    • Producers convert light to chemical energy
    • In photosynthesis
    • Use energy in respiration
    • Not all energy passed to primary consumer
    • Energy used in growth is passed on
    • Primary consumer eats producer
    • Secondary consumer eats primary consumer
    • Some material egested - not transferred
    • Some material not edible - not transferred
    • Energy lost in movement finding food/prey
    • NPP = GPP - R
    • Some energy lost to decomposers
    Thanks a lot mate
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    (Original post by katie93)
    nope

    at least i hope not!!

    (Original post by Boompw)
    When it comes to learning the gross structure of the brain do we need to know where the exact location of association, sensory and motor areas are on the cerebrum

    YES actually, they can show us a front or back of the brain and label it
    YUM! I did psychology anyway so I should know. THat's why I love few chapters from module 4 esp if a question on how the nervous system and endocrine system response to stress, I would nail it!!
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    (Original post by Waqar Y)
    Crossing over in prophase 1 would give different allele combinations e.g could have a bit of chrosome 2 swapped with another bit of chromosome 2.

    Random assortment of bivalents/chrosomosomes during metaphase 1

    Random assortment of chromatids during metaphase 1

    Fertilization is random too.

    Even interphase, DNA replication - can go wrong and produce variation > but it's a bit too much i think
    thankyou!
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    (Original post by Guinea Pig Lover)
    Just typed this out: these are all the marking points

    Explain how energy is transferred through food chains and food webs in an ecosystem, referring to the efficiency of this transfer (9)
    • Sunlight = first energy source
    • Producers convert light to chemical energy
    • In photosynthesis
    • Use energy in respiration
    • Not all energy passed to primary consumer
    • Energy used in growth is passed on
    • Primary consumer eats producer
    • Secondary consumer eats primary consumer
    • Some material egested - not transferred
    • Some material not edible - not transferred
    • Energy lost in movement finding food/prey
    • NPP = GPP - R
    • Some energy lost to decomposers
    Is this from the old spec past papers? I might learn this as I have a a gut feeling it will come up.
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    (Original post by gemmurdoch)
    Converts Mrna to Cdna actually. It is Cdna because it does not include the introns so it is not exactly the same. introns are the non-coding dna.
    What is cDNA?

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    (Original post by M_I)
    What is cDNA?

    complementary DNA.
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    (Original post by DrDr)
    Do you have these, but for everything? :P
    Yeah sure heres the link I uploaded them earlier but got buried in here so help yourself

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=73ALBJ4C

    be sure to have taken the one i attached there not in the pack sadly I forgot to put them in
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    (Original post by heartskippedabeat)
    Yeah, good point. I mostly use the CGP book, it's easier to understand and the textbook can be a bit confusing, especially the biotechnology section which they've put in a bit of a weird order I think.

    P.S. Who needs UCL, come to Queen Mary!
    Lool the way things are going I'm probably going to Queen mary, I haven't even looked at chem and my exam is on Wednesday giving me one and a half days to prepare not to mention C3 the day after chem which I'm also unprepared for... I just hope Queen mary will be lenient with the entrance requirements because even getting BBB is going to be a struggle
 
 
 
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