Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive Course by Walt ReamMolecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive Course by Walt Ream

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive Course

byWalt Ream, Walt Ream, Bruce Geller...

Other | December 31, 2012

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Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Second edition, is designed to teach essential principles and techniques of molecular biology and microbial ecology to upper-level undergraduates majoring in the life sciences and to develop students' scientific writing skills. A detailed lab preparation manual for instructors and teaching assistants accompanies the lab book and contains a general discussion of scientific writing and critical reading as well as detailed instructions for preparation and peer review of lab reports. Each experimental unit is accompanied by a number of additional writing exercises based upon primary journal articles.

  • Exposes students to the new molecular-based techniques
  • Provides faculty with an authoritative, accessible resource for teaching protocols
  • The only manual to incorporate writing exercises, presentation skills and tools for reading primary literature into the curriculum
  • Based on a successful course for which the author won a teaching award

New to this Edition: - Presents a real-world study of bacterial populations in the environment in the final experiment - Provides an overview of molecular biology in a new review chapter - Demonstrates how to design an experiment and how to interpret the results - Covers grant proposal writing and how panels review proposals - Presents guidance on public speaking and preparing PowerPoint presentations - Includes tutorials on three widely used software packages

Title:Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive CourseFormat:OtherDimensions:259 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123977525

ISBN - 13:9780123977526


Table of Contents

Introduction Experiment 1: Plasmid Purification and Restriction Mapping Experiment 2: Affinity Purification of Histidine-Tagged FnbA Protein Experiment 3: Polymerase Chain Reaction and DNA Sequence Analysis of Bacterial Ribosomal RNA Genes Experiment 4: Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis of 16 S Ribosomal RNA Genes from Uncultured Bacterial Communities Appendix A: Sample Laboratory Reports Appendix B: Sample Proposals Appendix C: Sample Tests Appendix D: Guidance for Presentations Appendix E: Revised Paragraph fromJ. Biol. Chem. 266: 3811-3814 (1991) Appendix F: Abstract fromAppl. Environ. Microbiol. 63: 2647-2653 (1997) Appendix G: Sequence Editing Tutorial Appendix H: Peak Scanner Tutorial Appendix I: Adding Size Standards to Peak Scanner Appendix J: PRIMER Tutorial Appendix K: Checklist for Grading Laboratory Reports Appendix L: Peer Review Checklist Appendix M: Career Advice Appendix N: Molecular Microbiology Laboratory Preparation Manual Bibliography Index