In order to understand environment and population the understanding of organizing and categorizing biodiversity, biomes, and ecosystems will contribute to the major understandings of what environmental threats that could have either a positive or negative effect of each. Mentioned in Week One, the understanding of evolutionary relationships allows ecologist to make predictions about specific organisms (SUO, 2017) The categorizing of innovations and non-innovations by physical traits, DNA technology, pedigree, and 6 kingdoms are identified also by the scientific nomenclature. In Week 2 it was further explained the ecology classification through biomes and ecosystems and the understanding of the cycles in chemicals through the ecosystem which would now bring up ecological problems and what population contributes to. 

In the state of Kansas, there are many similar environmental problems which are compared to across the biomes and ecosystems across the globe such as pollution, and non-native invading organisms. One in particular mentioned on the Sedgwick County website titled Environmental Concerns in Sedgwick County mentioned that of Zebra Mussels or for the scientific nomenclature, Dreissena polymorph. These organisms, “Zebra mussels are invading the waters of Kansas…damage boats, ruin engines, clog pipes and screens and are disrupting ecosystems”. (Sedgwick County, 2019, para 17). The Dreissena polymorph has commonly invaded these waters by traveling on boats through the water and on any aquatic plants which they grasp on to. According to the USGS, were observed and seen as infesting Kanas waters since 2001 which have shown a growing concern into 2017 in thermally polluted areas, such as Kanas, reproduction can occur continually through the year (USGS, 2018). 

According to the textbook, “Population size fluctuates as new individuals are born or move into an area and others die or move out of it”. (Simon, Dickey, Reece and Hogan, 2015, pg. 407). For the Zebra Mussels, the exponential population growth model explains how it reproduces and keeps as a growing concern as an environmental problem in Kansas local water areas. “Exponential population growth describes the expansion of a population in an ideal, unlimited environment”. (Simon, Dickey, Reece, and Hogan, 2015, pg. 408) In the biomes of Kansas aquatic areas like its lakes are the perfect temperatures for these mussels to continue to reproduce unless some actions are put into place. Some of these preventions are cleaning boat equipment such as boats, bait buckets, and coolers as listed on the website. It is upheld to humans as the main source of the infestations



Imagine that you are working in a neurology clinic. One of the neurologists tells you that as his or her practice is expanding, he or she is having difficulty meeting the education needs of his or her patients. Part of this problem is explaining the basic neuroanatomical structures to the patients in layperson’s language so that they understand their diagnoses and their underlying neurological impairments. The neurologist asks you to create a written guide for the patients, including both the CNS and the PNS. He or she describes what the basic neuroanatomical structures are, where they are located, how they interact, and what function they serve.He or she asks you to name the structures by using the correct technical language but to use layperson’s language as much as possible elsewhere.Your neuroanatomy guide should cover the following:Basic neuroanatomical structures (including the CNS and the PNS, as well as the structural packaging that protects the brain from the environment)
Locations of these structures
Functions they serve (what functions damage to these areas may affect)
How they interactBe sure to explain the information in layperson’s language . Use APA format when citing material.


The image below is a pedigree for a family that suffers from a genetic disorder. Based on the pedigree, from what kind of disorder does the family suffer?

a)an autosomal gene linkage disorder[removed]b)a recessive autosomal disorder[removed]c)a dominant sex-linked disorder[removed]d)a recessive sex-linked disorder


1 page reflection about healthy eating quiz

Please write a brief 1 page single-spaced summary of your outcome including the points earned  Note: DO NOT copy and paste the results from the quiz, the summary is your interpretation of the results

High school English.

no plagiarism.

the quiz result is attached. 


Ebola haemorrhagic fever. (Links to an external site.)

Explore the site, especially the Disease Outbreak News which will describe current outbreaks being watched around the world.

At the bottom of the home page, click on All Facts Sheets, go to Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

Write a 600 word paper summarizing in your own words the aspects of this particular virus. Reflect upon the fact that there is no treatment or vaccine what might be done to prevent the spread of this disease. Include at least 1 source.


Unit 4.3 DB: GM Food

It is almost too easy!  Of course I am going to ask you to discuss Genetically Modified Organisms!  Please read the following article from Vanity Fair (2008).  The article is a little long, but if you are not familiar with the Monsanto Company and their Round-up ready seeds (genetically modified to resist the pesticide Round Up), then it will be eye-opening.  The articled by Whitman provides a slightly different viewpoint.

This discussion board is intended to promote an open-ended discussion- we will see where your comments take us.  I want your ecologically- and ethically- driven opinion on these articles and their contents.

Vanity Fair (2008).  Monsanto’s harvest of fear.  Retrieved from  

Whitman, D.B. (2000).  Genetically modified foods: harmful or helpful? Discovery Guides.  Retrieved from


Homework 5


Complete the following and submit the Word document by midnight Sunday. Remember to include complete citations for all sources used to answer each question.

1. Explain the four roles that DNA plays in cells? How are these roles influenced by DNA’s structure? Be sure you demonstrate your understanding of DNA’s structure in your answer.

2. Match the terms with the most suitable description.
    _____ genetic code             a.  Examples of RNA processing
    _____ promoter                   b. Sequence of three nucleotides that code for an amino acid.
    _____ exon                          c. Location on DNA where RNA polymerase attaches.
    _____ intron                        d. Sequence of three nucleotides that is complementary to a codon triplet.
    _____ anticodon                  e. Portion of a gene that is excised from the RNA transcript. 
    _____ codon                        f.  Rules that convert a nucleotide sequence into a protein.
    _____ cap and tail               g. Parts of a gene that are expressed.

3. Briefly explain the differences among messenger RNA, transfer RNA and ribosomal RNA in terms of the roles they play in transcription and translation and where they are found in the cell.

4. Using the genetic code table (Fig 10.11 on p 180), take the following DNA sequence and complete the following: 

Complementary DNA strand _________________________________

mRNA strand _____________________________________________

Amino acid sequence _____________________________________________________

5. Part of the coding sequence of a gene produces an mRNA sequence of 

DNA sequence _________________________________

Amino acid sequence _____________________________________________

6. Review pp 178-185 in your book and view the following animation. Then complete the following table. You may need to watch it the video more than once to catch the details.

Genome British Columbia. 2007. Gene Expression 

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Microbiology Discussion

This discussion is prompted by two articles. The first article entitled “Genetic variation in chromosome Y regulates susceptibility to influenza A virus infection” by Krementsov et al. introduces the genetic components of human susceptibility to Influenza A virus. The second paper by Lindor et al discusses questions surrounding the increasing genome sequencing information available to healthy individuals.

Several issues arise from the availability of detailed health information including concerns about discrimination and stigmas, as well as the impact on the psychological well-being of those found to be at increased risk for infections, diseases, or conditions. Such sensitive health information also poses ethical, legal, and social challenges for the management of such information (who has access, who is allowed to view such information). The applications of personalized genome information require care and expertise in interpreting genetic data and implementing, for example, changes in lifestyle and behavior.

The background reading includes first, an article titled “Ethical Consequences of Full Human Genome Testing” which discusses privacy concerns over the handling of such genomic information (which may include the quality of individual responses to disease treatment, their health susceptibilities, predictions of their future disease likelihood, their carrier status for certain genetic disease alleles, etc.). Second, an issue brief regarding workplace wellness health screening programs and the rights of workers regarding this information titled “Changing Rules for Workplace Wellness Programs: Implications for Sensitive Health Conditions”. DISCUSSION PROMPTS After receiving personalized genomic information, how might you use such knowledge with respect to your own health? Would a genetically tested family member providing children or other family members with information regarding genetic information (such as carrier status) be desirable? Might such testing be used as a prerequisite for employment, spousal selection, marriage, adoption, or IVF embryo implantation? READINGS

Changing Rules for Workplace Wellness Programs – Implications for Sensitive Health Conditions 2017.pdf

Ethical Consequences Of Full Human Genome Testing 2017.pdf

Genetic variation in chromosome Y regulates susceptibility to influenza A virus infection 2017.pdf

Whole-Genome Sequencing in Healthy People 2018.pdf


SCIN packet

Complete all the activities in this lab instruction packet: SCIN 130 Lab 1: The Scientific Method.  Work through the instruction packet step by step. Record your results in the worksheet as you progress through this instruction packet.


types of genetic effect

There are two types of genetic drift. Describe and give an example of both the bottle neck effect and the founder effect.

Your assignment should be 250-500 words in length