ERIC Number: EJ1106289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA PCR in the Teaching of Molecular Epidemiology
Reinoso, Elina B.; Bettera, Susana G.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v44 n4 p391-396 Jul-Aug 2016
In this article, we describe a basic practical laboratory designed for fifth-year undergraduate students of Microbiology as part of the Epidemiology course. This practice provides the students with the tools for molecular epidemiological analysis of pathogenic microorganisms using a rapid and simple PCR technique. The aim of this work was to assay RAPD-PCR technique in order to infer possible epidemiological relationships. The activity gives students an appreciation of the value of applying a simple molecular biological method as RAPD-PCR to a discipline-specific question. It comprises a three-session laboratory module to genetically assay DNAs from strains isolated from a food outbreak.
Descriptors: Epidemiology, Genetics, Teaching Methods, Molecular Biology, Undergraduate Students, Microbiology, Laboratory Experiments, Learning Modules, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Scientific Methodology
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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