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Polymerase Chain Reaction
This module introduces the math behind PCR reactions and precedes a second module on quantitative PCR. The PCR reaction is best described as an exponential growth function.
Course: Molecular Biology
Date Last Modified:
September 29, 2009
There are two files. The first is a powerpoint tutorial that students can use to generate a spreadsheet simulating PCR amplification. The second is an excel spreadsheet with the finished product.
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- College Upper Division
- Graduate School
The goal of this module is to introduce the basic mathematics that describes exponential growth. Students should become familiar with using spread sheets to calculate rate of growth.
- Supplemental Activity
There are embedded pre and post-assessment tools in the powerpoint.