Welcome to Biology 6B

This is the site for Brian McCauley’s Biology 6B at De Anza College for Winter 2015. This site contains some information you’ll need for both the lecture and lab portions of the class.


 1/4/16: You need the lab manual (or at least part of it) for the first day of lab. See the syllabus page for the download and instructions.

Parts of this site

Bio 6B Home

  • Calendar: Use the calendar page to tell you what's happening for each day of class, for both lecture and lab. The calendar contains links to the appropriate lab pages and to downloads for the lecture portion of the course.
  • Syllabus: This will give you all the details about course structure and grading.


This site will provide some essential downloads for lecture:

  • Lecture notes. I will post pdf versions of my lecture PowerPoints on the calendar page. The note file will generally be available before I begin the lecture, but I may be editing it until shortly before I start, so I won't be able to post these files far in advance. These files don't contain all the information covered in lecture; they only present outlines of the topics. To learn the full detail needed for exams, you'll need to hear the lectures and do the appropriate reading in Campbell.
  • Midterm & lecture final study guides. I will post a study guide before each exam. Download it from the calendar page.


The detailed instructions for each day's lab are in the lab manual (find it on the syllabus page).

In addition, this site will provide extensive additional material to help you in lab; start with the calendar to find out what will happen in each day's lab.

This website will be changing throughout the quarter. Some pages aren't ready at the beginning of the quarter, and some lab exercises will only be posted shortly before the lab.

You can download your gel photos from the Bio 6B flickr site.



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