Biology AS Unit 2

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Animal - multicellular; eukaryotic; heterotrophs

Plants - mullticellular; eukaryotic; photoautotrophs; cellulose cell wall

Fungi - multi or unicellular, eukaryotic, heterotrophs; non cellulose cell wall

Prokaryotes - not multicellular; proeukaryotic; non cellulose cell wall

Protoctists - eukaryotic; dustbin kingdom


K - Kingdom           O - Order                S - Species

P - Phylum             F - Family

C - Class               G - Genus

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Eucarya - True nucleus present

              - Large ribosomes

              Eg - Animals

Archea  - True nucleus absent

             - Small ribosomes

Bacteria - True nucleus absent

              - Small ribosomes

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Meiosis is important in the formation of human sperm and egg cell because ...

  • Allows genetic variation through independent assortment and crossing over.
  • Form gametes with half the number of chromosomes, therefore at fertilisation can create an embryo with full set of chromosomes.


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The inner of its two membranes is folded to form finger - like projections called cristae. The mitochondra are the site of the later stages of aerobic respiration.

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Test of totipotent plants

Small pieces of plant (explants) are surface sterelised and then placed on solid agar medium with nutrients and growth regulators.

By altering the growth regulators, cells of callus can be made to differentate to form small groups of cells. These embryos develop into complete plants that are genetically identicle clones.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stem Cell - undifferentied cells which are found in embryos and some are found in adults. Blood stem cells are found in the bone marrow and can develop into the various types specialised cells found in the blood.

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Microfibrils and Tyrosinase


In the cell wall, layers of cellulose microfibrils are criss - crossed at different angles and are stuck together with a polysaccharide glue composed of short, branched polysaccharide known as hethicelluloses and pectins.


To make melanin, animals use an enzyme called Tyrosinase. This catalyses the first step along a chemical pathway, changing the amino acid tyrosinase into melanin.

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ahlan khalif-mudhir

You didn't even get the Kingdoms right dude,

it's Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protocista, Monera :/

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