Wed, Feb 18, 2015 Honors Biology


SC.912.L.16.14  Describe the cell cycle, including the process of mitosis.  Explain the role of mitosis in the formation of new cells and its importance in maintaining chromosome numbers during asexual reproduction.

  1. 912.L.16.8 Explain the relationship between mutation, cell cycle, and uncontrolled cell growth potentially resulting in cancer.

Complete the following to your classnotes:

Chapter 10.3 Regulating the Cell Cycle

Key Questions:

  • How is the cell cycle regulated?
  • How do cancer cells differ from other cells?
  • What are the two types of tumors?
  • What causes cancer?
  • What is metastasis?

Define the following terms:

  • Cyclin
  • Growth Factor
  • Apoptosis
  • Cancer
  • Tumor

Looking at Figure 10-17 Cancer Incidence

  • What body parts can cancer affect?
  • How many cases of breast cancer were reported compared to prostate cancer for the time period shown?


Stem Cells- What are the possible benefits orissues associated with stem cell research?

Locate an article to bring to class to support your point of view.

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