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Go to <i>Nasonia vitripennis</i>: A Drosophila Alternative
Nasonia vitripennis: A Drosophila Alternative
Our introductory biology students use the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis, to investigate independent assortment, epistasis, linkage and crossing over in eye color of F1 and F2 offspring. ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=20
Go to A Simulation on using DNA Banding Patterns to access Relatedness
A Simulation on using DNA Banding Patterns to access Relatedness
A simulation that will generate fingerprints for a group of imaginary organisms whose relationships are unknown has been developed and can be accessed at http://www.ncsu.edu/project/interactivebiology...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=34
Go to A Web-Based Study of Darwin’s Finches
A Web-Based Study of Darwin’s Finches
This is a Web-based laboratory exercise based on the research of Peter and Rosemary Grant with the finches on Daphne Major in the Galápagos Islands. A portion of the Grants’ database forms a computer ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=2
Go to Adapting Laboratory Curricula for Visually-Impaired Students
Adapting Laboratory Curricula for Visually-Impaired Students
At West Virginia University (WVU) we have adapted our General Biology lab exercises to accommodate several blind students. Upon reflection, we found that most standard lab exercises have a strong visu...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=25
Go to Aging Skeletal Remains: An Investigative Lab Experience in Human Anatomy
Aging Skeletal Remains: An Investigative Lab Experience in Human Anatomy
This session will present a lab technique that can be incorporated into an anatomy lab course that is traditionally non-investigative. The featured technique employs the endochondral (sternal) end of ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=13
Go to An Introduction to Bioinformatics
An Introduction to Bioinformatics
This laboratory introduces several simple bioinformatics techniques: using BLAST to identify proteins and DNA sequences, determining basic information about a protein in the Swiss-Prot database and in...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=8
Go to An Investigative Look at the Biology of Invertebrates
An Investigative Look at the Biology of Invertebrates
Many introductory laboratories on invertebrate biology focus on a broad spectrum of phyla. Frequently, students examine preserved specimens and are only passively involved with the material. Here we i...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=11
Go to Bean Beetles, <i>Callosobruchus maculatus</i>, a Model System for Inquiry-Based Undergraduate Laboratories
Bean Beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus, a Model System for Inquiry-Based Undergraduate Laboratories
Bean beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), are tropical and subtropical agricultural pest insects. This species is among the most tractable and robust laboratory animal sys...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=15
Go to Building a polygraph to teach physiology
Building a polygraph to teach physiology
This exercise is designed to test students’ knowledge of physiograph equipment (here MacLab) at the end of a semester of training. In order to construct a polygraph, the equipment must be set up to co...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=28
Go to Determining human blood type by non-invasive methods
Determining human blood type by non-invasive methods
I was surprised to find that only ~30% of my genetics students knew their blood type. Given the concern about blood-borne pathogens, students rarely determine their blood type in high school or introd...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-28/v28reprint.php?ch=36
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