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Week 13 Draft 6 Yeast Genetics Lab Abstract

Submitted by jngomez on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:11

The purpose of this experiment was to examine the life cycle of yeast, its genetics aspect, investigate the different types of gene complementation through genetic crosses, as well as analyze ultraviolet radiation treated yeast cells. This was observed through either a rich medium known as YED media or a minimal media known as MV media. Yeast was examined through its life cycle of going from haploid to diploid to its haploid form again. During this experiment, the haploid strains that were utilized were HB1, HA0, HA1, and HA2. One haploid strain that was able to proficiently synthesize adenine was HA0. The reason being because it has no mutations in ADE genes versus the others which did contain ade mutations. The objective is to see whether complementation is observed and how the genetic crosses come into play. Analyzing the ade gene mutations they contain and how it contributes to growth of colonies of yeast cells. 

Week 13 Draft 4 PP

Submitted by jngomez on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:10

The creature that exhibits the most exotic spikes is a trait that draws a female’s attention. Males compete for females that they wish to mate with by using their spikes and claws to obtain a female’s attention. This species is known to communicate through sound. In particular, they make a call which sounds like a whistle and squeal. They love the social life and prefer to not be solitary and not interacting with others of their kind. These organisms climb trees and make a home within the canopy and tall emergent trees. Their coat color of brown resembles that of tree bark and this trait gives them the ability to camouflage on ground floors as well as life above ground. 

Week 13 Draft 5

Submitted by jngomez on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:42

Most of the time they love to climb trees and hang from them almost like a 3-toed sloth and will stay there for a duration of about 6 hours until they need to find food again which they are able to either in the trees or below ground searching for insects like grasshoppers, beetles, or butterflies. They exhibited convergent evolution to hedgehog line given similar features but being able to climb. I have concluded to give this organism the genus species name, Spica exhibuit meaning spike climber because of its ability to climb and the spikes it exhibits posteriorly.

Week 13 Draft 4

Submitted by jngomez on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:41

It seems to be that the creature with the most exotic spikes and one that has many is what draws a female’s attention. Males compete for females that they wish to reproduce with by using their spikes and claws to obtain a female’s attention. Their means of communication is through a call which sounds like a whistle and squeal. Unlike the hedgehogs they love the social life instead of being solitary and not interacting with others of their kind. For shelter these organisms climb trees and make a home within the canopy and tall emergent trees. Their coat color of brown resembles that of tree bark making them able to camouflage underground as well as life above ground. 

Week 13 Draft 3

Submitted by jngomez on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:39

Their spikes would slowly develop and at the age of about 3 they were fully developed and able to survive on their own. However, they stayed in packs and families protecting each other and helping one another. They a species that is able to adapt to both daytime and nighttime having no preference since their spikes seemed to give them confidence in being able to withstand their predator if they were smart and careful. Their movement was not slow or fast. They moved at a moderate speed of about 25 miles/hour which was determined by a radar gun but when they spotted their predator they would erect their spikes ready to defend themselves. 

Week 13 Draft 2

Submitted by jngomez on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:38

I have concluded that this creature is a mammal given that when examining the born of their young ones they looked altricial with their mother providing lactation for the altricial newborns. When the young were born they were hopeless and depended on their mother for guidance and nutrient’s. They would suck milk from one of the mothers 6 mamae and remain in their mother’s pouch until they were ready to look for food on their own with the guidance of their mother and father. This took about 6-8 months until the young were a bit stronger and could leave but still had their mother’s guidance. Throughout this time the male father would help the mother and grab food for her and the young ones as she stood behind to protect them from their predators since development of their spikes didn’t start until they were about one year old. 

Week 13 Draft 1

Submitted by jngomez on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:37

Their forelimbs are a bit bigger than their hind limbs. There spikes are located posteriorly ranging from sizes of about 8-12 inches long. Their spikes are used as an extra defense mechanism from their predators like eagles, vultures, or hawks. I’ve tried to stay as far away from them as possible but still at an observable distance from them. Since at times if they felt my presence was too close their spikes will erect, and it showed that they were able to defend themselves easily. They have heterodont teeth and in particular bunodont molars that help them eat insects and plant species like leaves from the shrub trees. Their digestive tract is similar to that of an insectivore species in which they have no cecum and a short intestine. Their favorite plant species is the monkey brush vines also known as Combretum rotundifolium, which are due to its vibrant colors.

Week 12 Draft 5 PP

Submitted by jngomez on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:57

During my travels in the continent of South America in the diverse country of Brazil I encounter an unusual creature, one I have never seen before and was intrigued. This organism was located in the tropical rainforest. Where precipitation exceeds 70 inches annually. This biome contains approximately 50 % of the world species in simply about 11% of its terrestrial vegetation cover so I was really excited to have found it here. This biome experiences warm seasonally invariant temperatures. This habitat contains broad leveled evergreens and deciduous trees with sunlight being a key resource that contributes to the vegetation structure (Cain et al. 2014). 

Week 12 Draft 6

Submitted by jngomez on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:56

Plants species are known to grow continuously throughout the year. In this biome there are also emergent trees that rise above the other trees that make up the canopy of the forest. The canopy being made up primarily by evergreen tree leaves, that make a constant layer about 30-40 meters above ground (Cain et al. 2014). Woody vines and the plants species that grow on the branches of the trees draped or clinging over the canopy and emergent trees There are also shrubs and forbs present that make up a majority of the forest floor (Cain et al. 2014). I first spotted this creature hanging from one of the evergreen trees and that’s when it all started. It caught my attention   

Week 12 Draft 5

Submitted by jngomez on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:30

I have just spotted an unusual that resembles feature of a sloth and a hedgehog. After months of examining these organisms I have compiled a serious of entries ranging from their habitat of choice and environment to their behavior, mating, communication, and eating lifestyle. They are mammals given the characteristic of the mother being able to provide lactation to the altricial young that are produced. Who are helpless on their own and depend on their mother for guidance and nutrient’s. They have learned to adapt to life above ground meaning they have stronger and longer limbs with claws that have allowed them to climb up trees and expanded their way of obtaining food. 

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