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The Ames Test
08 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nathan Goodson-Gregg, Elizabeth A. De Stasio
Introduction to the Ames Test, published as GSA Learning Resource
Understanding Eukaryotic Genes modules: Glossary of terms
25 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meg Laakso1, Carina Howell2, Cathy Silver Key3, Leocadia Paliulis4, Maria S Santisteban5, Chiyedza Small6, Joyce Stamm7, Elena Gracheva8
1. Eastern University 2. Lock Haven University 3. North Carolina Central University 4. Bucknell University 5. UNC at Pembroke 6. Medgar Evers College CUNY 7. University of Evansville 8. Washington University in St. Louis
This glossary defines the key terms that are used in the Understanding Eukaryotic Genes modules.
Module 6: Alternative Splicing
By Leocadia Paliulis1, Anne Rosenwald2
1. Bucknell University 2. Georgetown University
This module explores how multiple different mRNAs and polypeptides can be encoded by the same gene. After completing this module students will be able to explain how alternative splicing of a gene...
Module 5: The Need for an Open Reading Frame
By Carina Howell1, Leocadia Paliulis2, Anne Rosenwald3
1. Lock Haven University 2. Bucknell University 3. Georgetown University
In this module, students will learn to identify the open reading frames for a given gene, and define the phases of the splice donor and acceptor sites.
Module 4: Removal of Introns from pre-mRNA by Splicing
By Meg Laakso1, Anne Rosenwald2
1. Eastern University 2. Georgetown University
In this module, students will learn to identify splice donor and acceptor sites that are best supported by RNA-Seq data, and use the canonical splice donor and splice acceptor sequences to identify...
Module 3: Transcription, Part II: What Happens to the Initial Transcript Made by RNA pol II?
By Cathy Silver Key1, Chiyedza Small2, Laura Reed3
1. North Carolina Central University 2. Medgar Evers College CUNY 3. The University of Alabama
This module teaches about the three key steps that are involved in converting the pre-mRNA into a mature mRNA: 1) The addition of a 5’ cap, 2) The addition of a 3’ poly(A) tail, 3) The removal of...
Module 1: Introduction to the Genome Browser: What is a Gene?
By Joyce Stamm1, Jennifer Kennell2, Wilson Leung3, Leocadia Paliulis4, Srebrenka Robic5, Anne Rosenwald6
1. University of Evansville 2. Vassar College 3. Washington University in St. Louis 4. Bucknell University 5. Agnes Scott College 6. Georgetown University
This lesson introduces the University of California Santa Cruz genome browser to students, walking them through some of the key features so that it can be used for analysis of gene structure.
GEA Introductory lesson on BLAST
By Justin DiAngelo1, Alexis Nagengast2, Wilson Leung3, Douglas L Chalker3
1. Penn State Berks 2. Widener University 3. Washington University in St. Louis
The "Introduction to BLAST using Human Leptin" exercise aims to introduce students to the use of the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) to identify related sequences and compare similarity...
CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template
15 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Lorenz
In this adaptation, students learn how CRISPR/Cas9 is used in bacterial immunity and gene editing. Students create both a gRNA target and a donor template to edit a gene. Mutations can be from the...
Exploring the Introduction of Genetic Variation by Random Mutation: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 1
17 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cory Kohn1, Amy Lark, Jim Smith2, Louise Mead3, Robert T Pennock2, Wendy Johnson
1. Keck Science Department, The Claremont Colleges 2. Michigan State University 3. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
An introductory activity introducing the role of random mutation in generating genetic variation using the Avida-ED simulation.
A Curious Display
28 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret Waterman1, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly2, Kristin Jenkins3, Sam Catherine Johnston4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5, Viet Le6, Hayley Orndorf7, Melissa Skyer8, Barbara Spiecker9
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. Rochester Institute Of Technology 3. BioQUEST 4. CAST Inc. 5. Montgomery College 6. Rochester Institute of Technology 7. University of Pittsburgh 8. National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology 9. Oregon State University
Case study on genetically modified organisms
Intro videos and terminology for GMOs, Transcription, Translation
By Sandi Connelly
Rochester Institute Of Technology
Compiled resources around GMOs and protein production including vocabulary, animations, videos, and games
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19
28 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Joyner
CUNY Brooklyn College
Video on normalizing microbiome data from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
For Sale: Iceland's Genetic History
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Oksana Hlodan
Lesson on Iceland's genetic history, published in AIBS
Finding Selection in All the Right Places
By Juliet F. K. Noor, Mohamed A. F. Noor
Lab introducing students to evolutionary genetics using bioinformatics and biocuration, published as GSA Learning Resource
A Structured Inquiry Approach to Cotyledon Phenotyping
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan L Van Etten
Pennsylvania State University
In this lab, students will work with messy data to try to answer the question “How do plants inherit cotyledon color?”
Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1
Michigan State University
This case study follows purveyors of peas, Joel E. and Jolene Greengiant, as they learn about the origin, biochemistry, genetics and eventual artificial selection of sweet (wrinkled) peas, all in...
Chi-Square analysis of two point test cross data
22 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bob Sheehy
This flash tutorial simulates analysis of a 2 point test cross and will walk you through the analysis of two hypothetical traits.
Math Bench Probability and Statistics: Mice with Fangs - Intro to Punnett Squares
21 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaci Thompson1, Karen Nelson1
University of Maryland
This is an online activity that provides an introduction to Punnett squares as a tool for visualizing genetic inheritance. The ratios of possible genotypes and phenotypes in offspring are...