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Molecular Biology

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Structure and biology of proteins (4)
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View Resource Detect Genetically Modified Food

Genetically modified foods are often in the news and widely grown in the United States. Three US government agencies (USDA, FDA, and EPA) work to regulate the introduction and production of genetically modified foods. These crops can provide agricultural, ecological and nutritional benefits, but there are also potential risks to the environment and consumers. As consumers and public interest...

View Resource Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis to Examine Phylogenetic Distance Among Different Plant Species

RAPD PCR is used in this laboratory exercise to generate profiles of different types of lettuce. Software that analyzes the band patterns determines the genetic similarity between these species. The exercise presents background information, materials needed, procedure guidelines, and discussion questions.

View Resource Chromosomes to Genes to Proteins: The Story of Sickle Cell Anemia [pdf]

This unit, developed by Charlotte Mulvihill, DeAnn Campbell, and Megan Waugh at Oklahoma City Community College, explores the story of "disease genes" and sickle cell anemia. The unit is divided into six parts, each one with questions that check for student understanding: Molecular Biology of Sickle Cell Anemia, Genetics of Sickle Cell Anemia, a Laboratory in which students use electrophoresis...

View Resource Molecular Literacy

This three-year project worked to enhance science and technology teaching in grades 10-14 by providing Molecular Literacy content in support of careers in biotechnology and nanotechnology. The project developed new materials that used highly interactive molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics models, and embed these models in learning activities that are appropriate for both core science courses...

View Resource BEN Web Archive

BiosciEdNet or BEN is a digital library portal for teaching and learning in the Biological sciences and is the National Science Digital Library Pathway for biological sciences education. NSDL Pathways partners are aggregators of appropriate resources and user services for their communities. The BEN portal provides a searchable web archive on a wide range of topics within the biological sciences...

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