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Go to A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
This exercise uses brainstorming, writing, and oral presentation techniques within the framework of a laboratory to illustrate the basic principles of early development. In groups, students learn how ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/2-eisen.pdf
Go to A Study of Gene Linkage and Mapping Using Tetrad Analysis in the Fungus <i>Sordaria fimicola</i>
A Study of Gene Linkage and Mapping Using Tetrad Analysis in the Fungus Sordaria fimicola
This laboratory focuses on some aspects of spore color determination in the fungus Sordaria fimicola. Tetrad analysis of asci from a cross between strains mutant for two spore color genes is us...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/1-glase.pdf
Go to Active Transport in Insect Malpighian Tubules
Active Transport in Insect Malpighian Tubules
The Malpighian tubules of insects are an excellent model for examining the properties of secretion in a transporting epithelium. In this exercise students expose tubules from cockroaches or crickets t...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/11-silverthorn.pdf
Go to An Inexpensive Pressure Transducer for Measuring Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration
An Inexpensive Pressure Transducer for Measuring Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration
This abstract describes a pressure transducer developed to measure metabolic rate. Metabolic rate is commonly measured by quantifying the amount of gas (either carbon dioxide or oxygen) that is releas...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/minis16.pdf
Go to Bioluminescence in Transformed Bacterial Cells
Bioluminescence in Transformed Bacterial Cells
This abstract describes a lab exercise for introductory biology students. E. coli cells can be transformed with a plasmid incorporating a gene for bioluminescence. This causes the cells to glow...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/minis16.pdf
Go to Carbon Dioxide Uptake in Plants: A Computer-Aided Experimental System
Carbon Dioxide Uptake in Plants: A Computer-Aided Experimental System
This exercise introduces students to concepts of photosynthesis at the whole organism level and to computer utilization in biology. Changes in carbon dioxide concentration are measured in environmenta...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/7-paradise.pdf
Go to Computer Simulations of Basic Neuronal Function
Computer Simulations of Basic Neuronal Function
This laboratory utilizes two user-friendly computer programs from Neurosim (Biosoft, Cambridge, U.K.) that demonstrate various aspects of electrophysiological functions of neurons without sacrificing ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/12-haag.pdf
Go to Developmental Plasticity in Oak Leaves
Developmental Plasticity in Oak Leaves
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in plant biology and evolution, including student outlines, instruct...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/8-westm/8-westm.htm
Go to Diversity of Photosynthetic Pigments
Diversity of Photosynthetic Pigments
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in marine plant biology, including student outlines, instructors not...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/6-motten/6-motten.htm
Go to DNA Sequence Analysis
DNA Sequence Analysis
This abstract describes how students at Emory work with a Drosophila DNA sequence. Initially students learn to work with the DNA sequence and find restriction enzyme sites as well as areas of t...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-16/minis16.pdf
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