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Chiang, Harry; Robinson, Lucy C.; Brame, Cynthia J.; Messina, Troy C. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
Over the past 20 years, the biological sciences have increasingly incorporated chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics to aid in the development and use of mathematical models. Such combined approaches have been used to address problems from protein structure-function relationships to the workings of complex biological systems.…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Computer Simulation, Science Laboratories, College Science
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Pletcher, Mathew T.; Wiltshire, Tim; Tarantino, Lisa M.; Mayford, Mark; Reijmers, Leon G.; Coats, Jennifer K. – Learning & Memory, 2006
Targeted mutagenesis in mice has shown that genes from a wide variety of gene families are involved in memory formation. The efficient identification of genes involved in learning and memory could be achieved by random mutagenesis combined with high-throughput phenotyping. Here, we provide the first report of a mutagenesis screen that has…
Descriptors: Long Term Memory, Identification, Fear, Animals
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Din, Neena; Bird, Terry H.; Berleman, James E. – American Biology Teacher, 2007
In this article, the authors present a laboratory activity that relies on the use of a very versatile bacterial system to introduce the concept of how mutagenesis can be used for molecular and genetic analysis of living organisms. They have used the techniques of random mutagenesis and selection/screening to obtain strains of the organism "R.…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Genetics, Botany, Science Activities
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Marshall, Pamela A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2007
In our Fundamentals of Genetics lab, students perform a wide variety of labs to reinforce and extend the topics covered in lecture. I developed an active-learning lab to augment the lecture topic of mutagenesis. In this lab exercise, students determine if a compound they bring from home is a mutagen. Students are required to read extensive…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Learning Laboratories, Lecture Method
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Clarke, Sharon; Elwess, Nancy L.; Jones, Katenna – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Explains how to use galvanotaxis and mutagenesis experiments to study Paramecium's swimming behaviors and ion channel functions. (YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Higher Education, Laboratory Animals, Laboratory Experiments
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Beers, Mande; Archer, Crystal; Feske, Brent D.; Mateer, Scott C. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2012
Current cutting-edge biomedical investigation requires that the researcher have an operational understanding of several diverse disciplines. Biocatalysis is a field of science that operates at the crossroads of organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology, and provides an excellent model for interdisciplinary research. We…
Descriptors: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology
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Treacy, Daniel J.; Sankaran, Saumya M.; Gordon-Messer, Susannah; Saly, Danielle; Miller, Rebecca; Isaac, R. Stefan; Kosinski-Collins, Melissa S. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2011
In introductory laboratory courses, many universities are turning from traditional laboratories with predictable outcomes to inquiry-inspired, project-based laboratory curricula. In these labs, students are allowed to design at least some portion of their own experiment and interpret new, undiscovered data. We have redesigned the introductory…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Molecular Biology, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Asraoui, Jimmy F.; Sayar, Nancy P.; Knio, Khouzama M.; Smith, Colin A. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2008
In this article, we describe an inexpensive, two-session undergraduate laboratory activity that introduces important molecular biology methods in the context of biodiversity. In the first session, students bring tentatively identified flies (order Diptera, true flies) to the laboratory, extract DNA, and amplify a region of the mitochondrial gene…
Descriptors: Interests, Entomology, Genetics, Science Experiments
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Gerczei, Timea – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
A laboratory sequence is described that is suitable for upper-level biochemistry or molecular biology laboratories that combines project-based and traditional laboratory experiments. In the project-based sequence, the individual laboratory experiments are thematically linked and aim to show how a bacterial antibiotic sensing noncoding RNA (the…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Active Learning, Student Projects, Laboratory Experiments
Cooper, Lisa E. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Lantibiotics are bacterial-derived polycyclic antimicrobial peptides. They are genetically encoded and ribosomally synthesized as precursor peptides containing a structural region that undergoes post-translational modification and a leader sequence that is not modified. Specific serine and threonine residues in the pre-lantibiotic structural…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Synthesis, Molecular Biology, Genetics
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Bassiri, Eby A. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2011
A five-session laboratory project was designed to familiarize or increase the laboratory proficiency of biology students and others with techniques and instruments commonly used in molecular biology research laboratories and industries. In this project, the EZ-Tn5 transposon is used to generate and screen a large number of cells transformed with…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Molecular Biology, Laboratory Experiments, Science Laboratories
Hopwood, David A. – Scientific American, 1981
Traces the development of the field of industrial microbial genetics, describing a range of techniques for genetic programing. Includes a discussion of site-directed mutagenesis, protoplast fusion, and recombinant DNA manipulations. (CS)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical Industry, College Science
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North, J. C.; Dent, M. T. – Journal of Biological Education, 1978
A FORTRAN program is described which simulates point-substitution mutations in the DNA strands of typical organisms. Its objective is to help students to understand the significance and structure of the genetic code, and the mechanisms and effect of mutagenesis. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Doe, Frank J.; Leslie, John F. – American Biology Teacher, 1993
Describes science experiments for undergraduate biology instruction on the concepts of mutation and characterization of the resulting mutant strains. The filamentous fungi "Fusarium moniliforme" is used to illustrate the induction of mutants (mutagenesis), identification of the mutated gene, construction of a biochemical pathway, and…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Genetics, Higher Education
Rotman, Ella Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Chromosomal fragmentation in "Escherichia coli" is a lethal event for the cell unless mended by the recombinational repair proteins RecA, RecBCD, and RuvABC. Certain mutations exacerbate problems that cause the cell to be dependent on the recombinational repair proteins for viability. We tested whether the absence of the MutT protein caused…
Descriptors: Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
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