Welcome to the wiki for BIOL 117!

The video of DNA replication we watched in class is here.

The video of transcription of an mRNA from a DNA template that we watched is here.

The video of translation we watched is here.

The video of protein folding based on the amino acid sequence of a particular polypeptide that we watched in class can be found here.

The video of the electron transport chain and the production of ATP can be found here.


There will be two review sessions for Exam 3. We'll be meeting on Monday and Tuesday right after class, in UPS.

Here's how the review sessions will work: You show up and ask questions about any material you're confused about or just want to go back over. When our review session attendees run out of questions, the review session will be over. Please note that I will not have a prepared review session lecture, or a study guide, or anything like that. Also, please be aware that I will not finish writing the exam until after both review sessions are over. Thus, the review sessions will give me a chance to see what topics you found most compelling, and the review sessions will give you a chance to specifically suggest topics you'd like to be asked about on the exam.

Tutoring hours!

J.P. has agreed to hang out in the library (second floor) to do Principles of Biology II tutoring every Monday and Wednesday night from 8:00 until 10:00 p.m. Go keep him busy!!

Also, J.P. is good a lab reports. He'd love to help you out with your second lab report & stuff.

Hello, BIOL 117 students!

On this wiki, students in Principles of Biology II at Morningside College can share notes, collaborate on research projects, peer-edit each others' papers, suggest possible exam questions, share study hints and interesting links, and much much more! Like earning a super-easy 5% of your grade in BIOL 117, as the case may be.

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