epigenetic assignment

3.3 Epigenetics Webquest (Graded Assignment)

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  • Due Sep 20 by 11:59pm
  • Points 5
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  • Available Aug 20 at 12am – Sep 21 at 11:59pm about 1 month

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Of the three types of bees that you see in the image above the queen and the worker are genetic clones. They share all the same genes yet they look different from each other. The queen lives longer, they are bigger and they lay eggs while the worker has a completely different existence. If they have the same genes, what might account for the differences that we see in their respective biology?

For this week’s task read the short article, Epigenetic (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and view video Nova: Epigenetics. Also, make sure you know the basic definition of what a gene is.

As you create your assignment you will need to include all of the following information on your assignment.

  1. Define what the epigenome is and its role in gene expression. In your own words tell me how the epigenome is involved in activating or deactivating genes.
  2. Explain how altering the epigenome can produce a different type of bee. How do we transform identical bee larvae into workers or bees?
  3. Lastly, make sure you give citations.

Tips for success:

  • Please keep your answer to only what is asked in the assignment – Remember, do not paste your matrix in the post.
  • I recommend composing your content offline in a text editor and then copy and paste the text into your reply post. If something happens you will have an offline copy of all of your hard work!
  • I highly recommend using Google Docs (Drive) to compose offline, as Google plays well with web-based forums. If you are using Microsoft Word to compose offline, you may need to do some editing to the format when you paste it into the reply.
  • Rubric

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    Criteria Ratings Pts

    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDefining epigenome and its role in gene expression

    2.0 pts

    Full Marks

    Student explained in their own words what the epigenome is and how it is involved in regulating genes.

    1.0 pts

    Student explained in their own words what the epigenome is but did not explain how it regulates genes.

    0.0 pts

    Student did not answer the question.

    0.0 pts

    No Marks

    Student answered the question but failed to use their own words to answer the question. Note: You will not get points for cutting and pasting information.

    2.0 pts

    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStudent explained how altering the epigenome can produce a bee with a different morphology.

    2.5 to >2.0 pts

    Full Marks

    Student explained how altering the epigenome can produce a different type of bee.

    2.0 to >1.0 pts

    Student partially explained how altering the epigenome can produce a different type of bee.

    1.0 to >0 pts

    No Marks

    Student did not explain how altering the epigenome can produce a different type of bee.

    2.5 pts

    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStudent will give citations

    0.5 pts

    Full Marks

    Student gave citations

    0.0 pts

    No Marks

    Student did not give citations

    0.5 pts

    Total Points: 5.0