Identifying a Specific Enzyme in Chicken Erythrocytes by Enzyme Cytochemistry. (B2-6)
The concept that different enzymes are found in different regions of a cell is illustrated in this exercise. Here, students use the technique of enzyme cytochemistry to show that the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase is located in the cytoplasm of chicken erythrocytes. The exercise introduces students to the basic structure of animal cells and provides an illustration of an important technique used in modern cell biology.
Eight chicken blood smears are provided for the experiment and microscopes are required.