Week 2

Review Questions:

Give at least two mechanisms by which ultra-violet light damages DNA.
Draw a picture to explain and map out the process of a C to T transversion.

Why is DNA damage a concern?

Discuss the pros and cons of animal testing.

Draw a dose-responce curve for a nutrient and a toxicant. Discuss similarities and differences, label important points, and give an example that would fall into each category.

Define amphiphile, give an example, explain the importance of this type of molecule to early life, and the potential sources of these molecules during early earth.

Discuss membranes- what are they, why are they important, their origin, and what are some of their key features.

What is the structure of a cell?

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