Heredity B/Designer Genes C

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby JonnyL » March 23rd, 2014, 12:08 pm

is the training powerpoint any good for this event? my first year competing in this event.
From my experience, the training PowerPoint and the handout are great places to learn the basics and they include essential things that should be in your notes, but you should study more advanced topics to medal. However I used the training handout at an invitational for WQ and I got fourth. It depends on the difficulty of the test. Heredity tests are usually pretty hard, and if they're easy, then the scores are very competitive, so I will advise you to take other notes just in case.
What resources do you recommend, then? I got the training CD, but I'm wondering what else I should study.

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby mkb14954 » April 1st, 2014, 4:24 pm

What resources do you recommend, then? I got the training CD, but I'm wondering what else I should study.
Using the websites that have been given on the soinc page are also areas where lots more information can be learned. You should definitely breeze over those websites, if not take notes on them. By the way the word y o u is getting changed to Glorious Lord and Savior Robotman...

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby thsom » April 1st, 2014, 8:52 pm

haha really? because I know that "t h e" is changed to "t e h" all the time.
Let's try this:
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you
the you

hmmm

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what teh heck
EDIT AGAIN:
wanted to see if "teh" would become "t h e"
it didn't...

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby elephantower » April 7th, 2014, 8:11 pm

Will the nationals test feature transposons, microsatellites (outside of DNA fingerprinting questions), etc? They're really cool, but don't really fit under any of the categories on the rulesheet (maybe mutations or DNA replication?)
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2013:
Geologic Mapping: 1, 2
Designer Genes: 3, :(
Astronomy: N/A, :(
2014:
Geologic Mapping: 1, N/A
Protein Modelling: 1, N/A
It's About Time: 1, N/A
Forensics: 9, N/A
2015:
Geologic Mapping: 1, ?
Hydrogeology: 1, ?
It's About Time: 1, ?
Forensics: 10, ?

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby RingerSupreme » April 8th, 2014, 9:54 am

Hi I am being dumb and possibly stepping into this event 5 days before state... Anyone have a fast way to cram all this information into my brain? :?: THANKS!

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby Astroknight » April 8th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Will the nationals test feature transposons, microsatellites (outside of DNA fingerprinting questions), etc? They're really cool, but don't really fit under any of the categories on the rulesheet (maybe mutations or DNA replication?)

Probably not. If it's not on the rules sheet, Nationals would be the last place to look for it.
TSA's pretty cool... i guess

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby elephantower » April 9th, 2014, 7:26 pm

Another question: will the nationals test feature the chemical composition of enzymes? How about the make up of protein complexes?
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2013:
Geologic Mapping: 1, 2
Designer Genes: 3, :(
Astronomy: N/A, :(
2014:
Geologic Mapping: 1, N/A
Protein Modelling: 1, N/A
It's About Time: 1, N/A
Forensics: 9, N/A
2015:
Geologic Mapping: 1, ?
Hydrogeology: 1, ?
It's About Time: 1, ?
Forensics: 10, ?

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby Astroknight » April 9th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Another question: will the nationals test feature the chemical composition of enzymes? How about the make up of protein complexes?

I doubt it. Those topics don't really fall under the Designer Genes category. Protein complexes would be for Protein Modeling, and enzymes are for some other chem event. If they don't fall under any topics on the rules sheet, they won't be on the test at Nationals.
TSA's pretty cool... i guess

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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » April 18th, 2014, 3:58 pm

Another question: will the nationals test feature the chemical composition of enzymes? How about the make up of protein complexes?

I doubt it. Those topics don't really fall under the Designer Genes category. Protein complexes would be for Protein Modeling, and enzymes are for some other chem event. If they don't fall under any topics on the rules sheet, they won't be on the test at Nationals.
Incorrect. This is nationals. Prepare for anything.
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Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Postby elephantower » May 4th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Ok? Conflicting information here...are you studying transcription initiation complexes (for example) for nationals, PGP? Because it's in my textbook, but doesn't seem to fit in the rules (besides, they're pretty boring)
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N/A = didn't compete

2013:
Geologic Mapping: 1, 2
Designer Genes: 3, :(
Astronomy: N/A, :(
2014:
Geologic Mapping: 1, N/A
Protein Modelling: 1, N/A
It's About Time: 1, N/A
Forensics: 9, N/A
2015:
Geologic Mapping: 1, ?
Hydrogeology: 1, ?
It's About Time: 1, ?
Forensics: 10, ?


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