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Go to Electron Flow in Photosynthesis
Electron Flow in Photosynthesis
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in plant biology and physiological ecology, including student outlin...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/4-harris/4-harris.htm
Go to Electron Flow in Photosynthesis
Electron Flow in Photosynthesis
The fascinating concept of electron flow is explored with simple equipment in an exercise for first-year students. Students use a spectrophotometer to generate an absorption spectrum for spinach chlor...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/4-harrison.pdf
Go to Introduction to Electron Microscopy
Introduction to Electron Microscopy
This tutorial/demonstration focuses on image formation in the scanning and transmission electron microscopes. In this exercise, students are introduced to the principles involved, and then tour the El...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/5-rosenberg.pdf
Go to Mapping Genes in <i>C. elegans</i>
Mapping Genes in C. elegans
The advantages of using Caenorhabditis elegans in introductory genetics courses will be demonstrated in this exercise in which an "unknown" visible mutation will be assigned to a linkage group ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/11-johnsen.pdf
Go to Microbial Ecology of the Oral Cavity
Microbial Ecology of the Oral Cavity
Using simple microbiological techniques, this exercise will introduce students to the variety of bacterial type present in their mouths. Enriched, selective, and differential media will be used to iso...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/10-dill.pdf
Go to Modelling Population Structure
Modelling Population Structure
The Leslie Matrix is a model used commonly to predict future age or stage distributions of a plant or animal population. In this exercise designed for students with some background in ecology, the mod...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/7-wreede.pdf
Go to Nerve Conduction in Frogs and Humans
Nerve Conduction in Frogs and Humans
These exercises are taken from a vertebrate physiology course, and use either a human subject or a dissected frog, thus providing relatively simply alternatives that may suit your needs. Nerve conduct...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/3-vizsolyi.pdf
Go to Plant Hormones: Bioassay for Gibberellin
Plant Hormones: Bioassay for Gibberellin
This simple assay makes use of the ability of the plant hormone GA3 to induce starch breakdown in the endosperm of a barley seed from which the embryo has been removed. The effect of the hormone is cl...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/14-biroc.pdf
Go to Professional Telecommunications: How to Get the Most from the NABT Electronic Bulletin Board and Other Useful Databases
Professional Telecommunications: How to Get the Most from the NABT Electronic Bulletin Board and Other Useful Databases
This workshop demonstrates on-line use of the national electronic bulletin board, complete with electronic mail started in 1987 by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Once on-line, 14 specia...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/2-lanphear.pdf
Go to Rapid-Cycling Brassicas (RCBs) in Hands-on Teaching of Plant Biology
Rapid-Cycling Brassicas (RCBs) in Hands-on Teaching of Plant Biology
Wisconsin Fast Plants is a novel technology involving the use of rapid cycling genetic stocks (35 days seed to seed) of Brassica rapa and related species and includes simple, inexpensive, self-...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/1-williams.pdf
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