Animal ecology

Animal ecology is an important part in biology olympiads. The coursebook below is a brief summary of main concepts in ecology and thus can help you during last-minute revision. Big thanks to http://www.nou.edu.ng/NOUN_OCL/pdf/edited_pdf3/BIO 313 ANIMAL ECOLOGY corrected.pdf.

Cells and Tissues

In multicellular organisms, tissues are organized entities of cells that work together to carry out a particular function. The main role of a tissue in an organism depends on what types of cells it contains. In these slideshows you will learn more about cells, tissues and different compartments in a body. Big thanks to http://www.elcamino.edu/faculty/jpadilla/Physiology Materials/Ch3 compartments & cellsf07.ppt and …

Animal ecology

An extensive guide to animal ecology. Big thanks to http://www.nou.edu.ng/NOUN_OCL/pdf/edited_pdf3/BIO 313 ANIMAL ECOLOGY corrected.pdf.

Logistic growth curve

Introduction to logistic growth curve. Big thanks to http://web.anglia.ac.uk/numbers/functions_and_models/logistic/logistic.pdf.

The Citric Acid Cycle (TCA)

A concise introduction to key steps in the Citric Acid Cycle. Big thanks to www2.fiu.edu/~bch3033/Handouts/Lh6Ch16TCA.ppt.

Integration of Metabolism

Almost all you need to know about major processes in metabolism: 1. Glycolysis 2. Gluconeogenesis 3. Glycogen Metabolism 4. Fatty Acid Metabolism 5. Citric Acid Cycle 6. Oxidative Phosphorylation 7. Amino Acid Metabolism Big thanks to https://www.tamu.edu/faculty/bmiles/lectures/integration.pdf.

Epistatic interactions

Another useful and concise introduction to epistatic interactions. Big thanks to http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/gn411/emigh411/epistasis.PDF.

Genetic data analysis

Do not know how to solve genetics problems? Take a look at this step-by-step guide on genetic data analysis. Big thanks to http://www.life.illinois.edu/ib/201/lectures/Week2b_Mendel.pdf.

Gene Interactions – Extensions to Mendelian Genetics

A useful guide on Gene Interactions – Extensions to Mendelian Genetics. Try to remember all the epistatic interactions and its ratios. Big thanks to www.csun.edu/~cmalone/pdf360/Ch04-2extensions.pdf.

Nervous system notes

Here you will find a useful outline of key points in nervous system functioning and action potential generation. Big thanks to bio.classes.ucsc.edu/.

Immunology notes

Please find very useful  immunology notes which will help you answer most of the questions about this topic during olympiads. Big thanks to www.jeeves.mmg.uci.edu/immunology/

Immunoglobulin biosynthesis

Here you will find a concise explanation of some important immunology concepts. Big thanks to www.jeeves.mmg.uci.edu/immunology/

Tricarboxylic acid cycle

In this tutorial you will find a great outline of main events occuring during tricarbocylic, or citric, acid cycle. Please go to the original source here and look for a document under the name Citric Acid Cycle for ppt file with COMMENTS. Enjoy! ;-> Provided by http://www2.fiu.edu/~bch3033/

Photosynthesis – the fundamental process of energy for life

In this tutorial you will find a great outline of main events occuring during photosynthesis. Please go to the original source here and look for a document under the name Photophosphorylation for ppt file with COMMENTS. Enjoy! ;-> Provided by http://www2.fiu.edu/~bch3033/

DNA technology

 Hello there, I am sharing with you a brief but very useful review on manipulation of DNA. Big thanks to http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/courses/ecol320/.

From gene to protein

Hi guys, Here you will find a summary of the pathway how the information coded in genetic code is translated into amino acid sequence. Firstly, let’s review DNA replication. Then, proceed to transcription. Finally, translation is the last process. Big thanks to http://eebweb.arizona.edu/courses/ecol320/BirkyLectures/Sect3DNAReplication.pdf.

A brief review of genes and DNA

Hi guys, Here you will find some good practice problems with answers. Big thanks to www.eebweb.arizona.edu/courses/ecol320/BirkyLectures/Sect2DNA.pdf.

Meiosis

Here you will find a review of meiosis. Big thanks to http://eebweb.arizona.edu/courses/ecol320/BirkyLectures/Sect11Sex&Meiosis.pdf

Life cycle patterns

Hi, Let’s review some points about organisms’ life cycles. A life cycle is a series of changes in form that an organism undergoes, returning to the starting state. Transitions of form may involve growth, asexual reproduction, and/or sexual reproduction. In some organisms, different “generations” of the species succeed each other during the life cycle. For plants and many algae, there …

Life cycles of fungi

    Fungi Nutrition   Fungi (kingdom Fungi) are heterotrophs. They cannot manufacture their own food as photosynthetic organisms can. Most species of fungi are saprotrophic; they decompose dead matter. Some species are parasites and others are mutualistic. Fungi are the principle decomposers in every ecosystem. They can break down most organic compounds including lignin, a compound that is a …