Biology 1510 Fall 2016

Welcome to Biology 1510 for Fall 2016!

Select course readings from the menus above by Module:

  • Molecules and Metabolism
  • Genes and Genomes
  • Evolution
  • Ecology

Lecture materials can be downloaded from t-square

Instructions for the group video project will be available later in the term.

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Sample Videos

View these videos for ideas on what makes an engaging video. As you watch, consider the elements that make each video engaging and how you could use those elements to explain evidence-based concepts (which is one of the goals of this project after all!)


Examples of highly rated and high-scoring group project videos from previous semesters of 1510 and 1520.


Fun Science: Light


Vi Hart: Hexaflexagons


Evolution: It’s a Thing – Crash Course Biology #20 (This one is long, but you’ll get the idea after 5 minutes if you are time-limited.)


The Machine is Us/ing Us


Budding yeast research

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Group 1: Superhero Genes

[1] Lamb, N. (n.d.). Genome Sequencing to Uncover Disease. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from (Nic Volker)


[2]Chen, R., Shi, L., Hakenberg, J., Naughton, B., Sklar, P., Zhang, J., . . . Friend, S. H. (2016). Analysis of 589,306 genomes identifies individuals resilient to severe Mendelian childhood diseases. Nat Biotechnol Nature Biotechnology, 34(5), 531-538. doi:10.1038/nbt.3514


[3] Biology by OpenStax College,

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Group 6 – I Don’t Replicate You (Music Video) (Scientists Created Stuttering Mice To Help People Who Stutter)

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Group 3 Biodiversity and Ants in East Asia

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group 8, bioluminescence in ocean fish

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Group 5- Cyanobacteria’s Possible Role in Industrial Medicine Production

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Blooming Cephalopods (Biology and Climate Change) – Group 4

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Evolution of Hobbits-Group 7

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Team 2: Neanderthal Y chromosome offers clues to what kept us separate species

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Upwelling of Deep, Old Waters – Group 9

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Microbial Bioenergetics-Group 10

Julianne Oliver, Emily Powell, Shelby Anderson, and Josh Congress


Andrews J.E., Marca-Bell A., Millar I.L., Stamatakis M.G., Stewart C. 2016. “Exhumed hydrocarbon-seep authigenic carbonates from Zakynthos Island (Greece): Concretions not archaeological remains.” Marine and Petroleum Geology 76: 16-25. 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.05.022

Dunn, Steve. “Gas Source Mass Spectrometry: Stable Isotope Geochemistry.” Techniques. Science Education Research Center, 3 May 2007. Web. June 2016.

Hall, Shannon. “Underwater “Lost City” Built by Microbes?” Scientific American. N.p., 3 June 2016. Web. 17 June 2016.

Mack, Steve. “Why Do Living Organisms Exhibit a Preference for Carbon-12 over Carbon-13?” MadSci Network. MadSci Network, 13 June 2003. Web. 14 July 2016.

Sulzman, Elizabeth W. “The Carbon Cycle.” University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 2000. Web. 15 July 2016.

Wright, Samual E., perf. By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. The Little Mermaid-Under the Sea. Walt Disney Records, 2013. YouTube. Web. 23 July 2016.

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