The program contains selected experiments from Standard Program 1 and stresses the relevance of molecular biology to the study of human genetics and disease. The experiments provide an introduction to electrophoresis and to protein composition, structure, and function in health and disease. The exercises in the program are:
This outstanding program provides a solid foundation in molecular genetics and will prepare your students for advanced college-level courses. Your students will investigate such contemporary topics as DNA electrophoresis, restriction nuclease mapping, and molecular cloning procedures. We now offer a video which was designed to be used with this program. Overview 2 contains the following experiments selected from Standard Program 3:
Electrophoresis is a powerful tool for separating proteins in complex mixtures. However, it is often necessary to identify specific enzymes and structural proteins after electrophoresis so they can be studied in further detail.
This outstanding program provides a solid foundation in the molecular biology of DNA. Your students will investigate such contemporary topics as restriction nuclease mapping, the complexity of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes and the nucleosome structure of the chromosome. The studies on plasmid amplification using recombinant DNA techniques enable students to conduct the same procedures that form the basis of the biotechnology industry.
The revolution brought about by molecular biology depended heavily on nucleic acid hybridization procedures. These techniques are used extensively in the research laboratory for detecting specific nucleotide sequences in DNA and RNA and are increasingly being applied in medicine for diagnosing disease. Modern Biology Inc. is proud to introduce these methods into your teaching laboratory.
Recombinant DNA techniques played a central role in the recent emergence of biology into the golden age. This program enables the advanced student to approach these frontiers in biotechnology. The program provides a challenging series of seven 3-hour laboratory sessions which are intended to give students hands-on-experience and a detailed understanding of these new investigative techniques and their potentials.
Today’s cell biology is a fascinating blend of molecular biology, biochemistry, and a variety of traditional disciplines. These fields are integrated into this program in order to introduce students to selected topics in eukaryotic cell biology.
In the program, students localize enzymes in plant and animal cells, perform cell fractionation procedures, and study the properties of a specific membrane receptor. Each exercise can be completed in one 3-hour or two 90-minute laboratory sessions.