Biology 100 B 

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Lab Schedule

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lab

Readings

1/30, 2/1

discussion and introductions

Genome Matt Ridley

2/6, 2/8

sowing fast plant seed
tour of the science library

 Artificial Selection in Brassica rapa, 1-5

2/13, 2/15

Mendelian genetics workshop
Lady Penny's pedigree
The other Cavalier colors

Mendelian inheritance
ABO blood groups
Canine coat color genetics
(boy, are dogs complicated!)

2/20, 2/22

Counting hairs,
making selections,
analyzing first generation data

ASB, 1-11

 2/27, 3/1
Pollination,
data analysis
journal reading assignments
ASB, 12-14
The cost of defense
Evolution of Trichome Number
Rapid cycling of Brassica

 3/6, 3/8
Journal reading workshop

3/13, 3/15
Mitosis in broad bean, onion, and whitefish Textbook chapter on Mitosis
Mitosis tutorial (includes normal function of p53)
Schematic diagram of mitosis
Images of mitosis in onion root tips
Images of mitosis in broad bean
Images of cell division in whitefish
More whitefish
[cell organization, prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes]

3/26, 3/28
Harvest and plant B. rapa seeds  ASB, 15

4/3, 4/5
Introduction to Parasitic Organisms The problem with "Protista"
Entamoeba histolytica
Trichomonas 
Giardiasis surveillance from CDC
Trypanosoma
Plasmodium
Fasciola hepatica
Schistosoma
Hymenolepis nana
Taenia

4/10, 4/12
Count trichomes on second generation
Parasitology reports
ASB, 16-25

4/17, 4/19
DNA fingerprinting I Human DNA Fingerprinting by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Life at high temperatures
(the story of Thermus aquaticus)
VNTRs in DNA fingerprinting
DNA fingerprints
DNA in identification

4/24, 4/26
DNA fingerprinting II
What do I put in my discussion?
Human DNA Fingerprinting by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

5/1, 5/3
Report writing workshop Your Brassica paper

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