Molecular Microbiology Laboratory

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory : A Writing-Intensive Course

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 259 pages
  • 203.2 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 680.39g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 012397044X
  • 9780123970442

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 from J. Biol. Chem. 266: 3811-3814 (1991) Appendix F: Abstract from Appl. 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
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"This book 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."-- Anticancer Research, August 2013
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"This book 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."--Anticancer Research, August 2013
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About Bruce Geller

Walt Ream, Professor of Microbiology, Oregon State University, received the Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award for developing the course this book supports. In addition to this work, he has written numerous peer reviewed scholarly papers, review articles, book articles and chapters and has co-authored another book entitled, Molecular Biology Techniques: An Intensive Laboratory Course. His research led to a discovery for which a patent was issued in 2004. He regularly reviews grant proposals for NSF, USDA, DOE, NIH, American Cancer Society, NSERC-Canada, Lindbergh Foundation, Corporation for Plant Biotechnology Research and he reviews papers for Journal of Bacteriology, Plant Molecular Biology, PNAS, Science, Molecular & General Genetics, Microbiological Reviews, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Biochemistry, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Plasmid, Gene, Plant Physiology, Journal of American Horticulture Society, and Molecular Microbiology. He is a member of Genetics Society of America, American Society for Microbiology, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Walt Ream, Professor of Microbiology, Oregon State University, received the Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award for developing the course this book supports. In addition to this work, he has written numerous peer reviewed scholarly papers, review articles, book articles and chapters and has co-authored another book entitled, Molecular Biology Techniques: An Intensive Laboratory Course. His research led to a discovery for which a patent was issued in 2004. He regularly reviews grant proposals for NSF, USDA, DOE, NIH, American Cancer Society, NSERC-Canada, Lindbergh Foundation, Corporation for Plant Biotechnology Research and he reviews papers for Journal of Bacteriology, Plant Molecular Biology, PNAS, Science, Molecular & General Genetics, Microbiological Reviews, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Biochemistry, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Plasmid, Gene, Plant Physiology, Journal of American Horticulture Society, and Molecular Microbiology. He is a member of Genetics Society of America, American Society for Microbiology, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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