Heredity B

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Heredity B

Postby pikachu4919 » August 16th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Heredity B: Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.

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Re: Heredity B

Postby 24chrisharl » November 1st, 2018, 1:53 pm

This is my first year doing heredity, could I get some tips?

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Re: Heredity B

Postby hgmsscienceolympiad » November 3rd, 2018, 4:32 pm

24chrisharl wrote:This is my first year doing heredity, could I get some tips?



Hey!

Start simple: understand the definitions of what you are going to be tested on (monohybrid cross, dihybrid cross, etc). I discovered a Youtube channel called the Amoeba Sisters, and I wish they'd existed when I was in college...perhaps I wouldn't have dropped my biology major...anyway...

After that, practice as many types of monohybrid crosses as possible until it comes second nature. Add another trait: dihybrid cross. Keep adding topics in.

Do some research on Queen Victoria's hemophilia (AKA Christmas's disease) and trace the trait from Queen Victoria through the royal houses of Europe (cool tie in to history is how the hemophilia of her great-grandson may be responsible for the murder of the Romanovs and end of monarchy in Russian). This will help you examine sex-linked traits and introduce pedigree. Also: the Amoeba Sisters still have amazing videos on their Youtube channel!

Please let me know if I can help- this is the third time I have coached this event! :)

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Re: Heredity B

Postby emxl » December 2nd, 2018, 9:48 am

This might be a kind of stupid question, but would they have Nats topics on invitational tests? In the Heredity rules they have Regional and State topics and then ones that you would only be tested on for Nats, but I don't know where invitationals would fall under. Thanks!
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Re: Heredity B

Postby Unome » December 2nd, 2018, 10:57 am

emxl wrote:This might be a kind of stupid question, but would they have Nats topics on invitational tests? In the Heredity rules they have Regional and State topics and then ones that you would only be tested on for Nats, but I don't know where invitationals would fall under. Thanks!

Invitational tests usually will not have national topics, but some might.
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Re: Heredity B

Postby ledwards003 » December 13th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Hi! I am not sure what exactly I should put on my heredity cheat sheet, as this is my first year doing this event and I do not know what should be on the paper. If anyone could help, that would be wonderful. Thank you!

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Re: Heredity B

Postby amk578 » December 16th, 2018, 5:11 pm

ledwards003 wrote:Hi! I am not sure what exactly I should put on my heredity cheat sheet, as this is my first year doing this event and I do not know what should be on the paper. If anyone could help, that would be wonderful. Thank you!


Cover all of the topics in the rules (but only include information that you don't have memorized). You should also maybe include a codon table/wheel in case the ES doesn't provide it in the test. Also, it may be helpful to have the History of Genetics (i.e. scientists, the Human Genome Project, etc.) as I've seen practice tests that ask questions about Watson & Crick and like Oswald Avery. Finally, you may want to include diagrams, such as: the enzymes for DNA replication, skeletal structure of nucleotides and nitrogenous bases, and maybe pedigree symbols.
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Re: Heredity B

Postby SonicSpeed » December 25th, 2018, 7:02 pm

24chrisharl wrote:This is my first year doing heredity, could I get some tips?

Yeah sure!
For the regionals, invitationals, and states, you will need to study these following topics:
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Monohybrid cross
Dihybrid cross
Dominant and recessive alleles
Sex-linked traits
Genotype vs. phenotype
Pedigree analysis
Human sex determination
Multiple alleles
Gene: protein relationship
DNA structure & replication
Mitosis, Meiosis and gamete- formation
Transcription and translation
Human karyotypes analysis for nondisjunction disorders
Co-dominance & incomplete dominance
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Re: Heredity B

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 25th, 2018, 7:22 pm

SonicSpeed wrote:
24chrisharl wrote:This is my first year doing heredity, could I get some tips?

Yeah sure!
For the regionals, invitationals, and states, you will need to study these following topics:
  • Monohybrid cross
  • Dihybrid cross
  • Dominant and recessive alleles
  • Sex-linked traits
  • Genotype vs. phenotype
  • Pedigree analysis
  • Human sex determination
  • Multiple alleles
  • Gene: protein relationship
  • DNA structure & replication
  • Mitosis, Meiosis and gamete- formation
  • Transcription and translation
  • Human karyotypes analysis for nondisjunction disorders
  • Co-dominance & incomplete dominance

Fixed :P
(Although I don't think we're allowed to post verbatim from the rules, so this might be deleted anyway.)

Anyway, a good place to start is always looking up the terms from the rules!

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Re: Heredity B

Postby Anomaly » December 26th, 2018, 10:53 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
SonicSpeed wrote:
24chrisharl wrote:This is my first year doing heredity, could I get some tips?

Yeah sure!
For the regionals, invitationals, and states, you will need to study these following topics:
  • Monohybrid cross
  • Dihybrid cross
  • Dominant and recessive alleles
  • Sex-linked traits
  • Genotype vs. phenotype
  • Pedigree analysis
  • Human sex determination
  • Multiple alleles
  • Gene: protein relationship
  • DNA structure & replication
  • Mitosis, Meiosis and gamete- formation
  • Transcription and translation
  • Human karyotypes analysis for nondisjunction disorders
  • Co-dominance & incomplete dominance

Fixed :P
(Although I don't think we're allowed to post verbatim from the rules, so this might be deleted anyway.)

Anyway, a good place to start is always looking up the terms from the rules!

i mean, this same list is on the handout so...
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Re: Heredity B

Postby PolarFrost » December 27th, 2018, 9:51 am

Do we need to learn genetic drift and hardy wiensbergn formula

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Re: Heredity B

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 27th, 2018, 9:59 am

PolarFrost wrote:Do we need to learn genetic drift and hardy wiensbergn formula

I can't find it explicitly stated in the rules, but I would learn it anyway since it's such a common thing to learn about while first studying genetics. Don't worry about it too much though—the topics that are explicitly listed are more important.

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Re: Heredity B

Postby Unome » December 28th, 2018, 5:06 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
PolarFrost wrote:Do we need to learn genetic drift and hardy wiensbergn formula

I can't find it explicitly stated in the rules, but I would learn it anyway since it's such a common thing to learn about while first studying genetics. Don't worry about it too much though—the topics that are explicitly listed are more important.

These are both uncommon topics, but I've definitely seen them.
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Re: Heredity B

Postby B3M5Stud3nt » January 5th, 2019, 10:16 am

Dear,
Pikachu

Hello, I do not get Heredity. Do we do a test or do we do the activities specified which relate to our knowledge of basic genetics. My friend and I have already learned basic genetics in science at school
Thanks, B3M5Stud3ent

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Re: Heredity B

Postby amk578 » January 5th, 2019, 5:50 pm

B3M5Stud3nt wrote:Dear,
Pikachu

Hello, I do not get Heredity. Do we do a test or do we do the activities specified which relate to our knowledge of basic genetics. My friend and I have already learned basic genetics in science at school
Thanks, B3M5Stud3ent


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