Biotechnology, Biology 395, Spring 2000
Study Questions #1, 1/27/00, Dr. Campbell
(These may or may not be on the exam.)
One source of useful information here: Eric
S. Lander and Robert A. Weinberg, Genomics: Journey to the Center of Biology,
Who was Johann Friedrich Miescher and what did he do?
When did Gregor Mendel do his pioneering work on peas?
Who was in charge of the "fly lab" working on Drosophila in the
1920s and 1930s?
Who were all of the coauthors on Watson and Crick's key papers describing
the structure of DNA in 1953? What role did each of these people play?
What was the title of James Watson's biographical book describing his life
and work up through the awarding of the Nobel Prize for the structure of
DNA? Why was the book controversial?
What did Marshall Nirenberg do?
Retracing our steps to the manure pile on a farm, we identified ammonia-rich
fertilizer and heat as two commercially valuable products from that lowly
ferment. Given the mixture of other products we mentioned as wafting away
on the winds blowing over it, what other commercial products might be harvested
if the manure pile were moved to a closed vessel like a vat with pipes
coming out of it?