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ERIC Number: EJ867631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Development of a Laboratory Project to Determine Human ABO Genotypes--Limitations Lead to Further Student Explorations
Salerno, Theresa A.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v37 n6 p361-368 Nov-Dec 2009
A multiplex allele-specific PCR analysis was developed to identify six "common" genotypes: AA, AO, BB, BO, OO, and AB. This project included a pre-laboratory exercise that provided active learning experiences and developed critical thinking skills. This laboratory resulted in many successful analyses, which were verified by student knowledge of their phenotypes. However, the design was found to be deficient for the analysis of variants. The limitations in the original allied-health multiplex design were verified through a student designed problem-based laboratory project in an advanced level biochemistry class. Variants were further analyzed in an undergraduate research project using SSCP analyses. The topic of ABO genotyping provides several opportunities for student-centered explorations. (Contains 8 figures and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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