ERIC Number: ED439010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Plant Tissue Culture Studies.
Smith, Robert Alan
Plant tissue culture has developed into a valid botanical discipline and is considered a key area of biotechnology, but it has not been a key component of the science curriculum because of the expensive and technical nature of research in this area. This manual presents a number of activities that are relatively easy to prepare and perform. The activities also provide a problem-solving approach to learning as a means of conveying basic content and science process skills. Units include: (1) The Process of Science; (2) Aseptic Technique; (3) Culture Methods; (4) Regeneration; (5) Preparation of Tissue Culture Media; and (6) Cell Culture Applications. Appendices include instructor's notes, a supplies directory, case study discussions, statistical tables, and student investigations. (WRM)
Descriptors: Biology, Biotechnology, High Schools, Higher Education, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Procedures, Plant Growth, Plants (Botany), Problem Solving, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Scientific Principles
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Association of Biology Teachers, Reston, VA.