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ERIC Number: EJ876530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Inducing Mutations in "Paramecium": An Inquiry-Based Approach
Elwess, Nancy L.; Latourelle, Sandra L.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v30 n1 p25-35 Mar 2004
A major challenge in teaching any college level general genetics course including a laboratory component is having the students actively understand the research part of an experiment as well as develop the necessary laboratory skills. This laboratory experience furthers the students' knowledge of genetics while improving their laboratory skills. It provides the students with experience in the design and implementation of their own experiments. This inquiry-based approach will provide them an opportunity for a deeper appreciation of how scientists perform their investigations. The students were given four weeks to induce mutations into Paramecium that will alter their physical and/or behavioral traits. (Contains 10 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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