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ERIC Number: EJ745338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
A Chemosensory Adaptation Module for the Physiology Laboratory from Student-Directed "C. elegans" Research
Lindblom, Tim
American Biology Teacher, v68 n6 p72-79 Aug 2006
The model organism, "Caenorhabditis elegans," in addition to being well suited to genetics and cell biology teaching applications, can also be useful in the physiology laboratory. In this article, the author describes how students in a junior level college Comparative Physiology course have made use of "C. elegans" in semester-long, student-directed research projects. One of these projects, chemosensory adaptation, can be implemented as a stand alone laboratory module suitable for high school and college students and is described in detail. Additionally, some general tips to incorporate "C. elegans" into a teaching laboratory are mentioned throughout this paper. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A