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Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab


Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab

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A virtual lab where you carry out the sequential steps to isolate bacterai, purify DNA, PCR amplify the DNA, sequence the 16S ribosomal region and then use the sequence for a blast search of Genbank to finally identify the unknown bacterium.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Shockwave
Date Added to MERLOT: July 21, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 16, 2015
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Submitter: Jeff Bell


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Sunita Singh
8 weeks ago

Sunita Singh (Faculty)

Very nice instruction maerial

Avatar for Christopher Kitts
1 year ago

Christopher Kitts (Faculty)

Page is now missing
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Avatar for alan elkins
12 years ago

alan elkins (Faculty)

I navigated the virtual lab and was quite impressed. Normally I do care for
virtual labs but this site offers procedures that most students could never
experience otherwise.

Technical Remarks:

The Bacterial ID Lab incorporates all of the processes involved in DNA
sequencing from sample preparation to final analysis. It allows a student with
limited lab skills and no access to expensive equipment to experience a ?state
of the art? procedure.
It demonstrates the tools and technology the make gene sequencing possible and
removes some of the mystery accompanying so complex a process. The non-biology
major will gain a better understanding of the technique and its application. The
site is arranged in six stages that the student can easily navigate. The
student can visit and revisit each procedure. Instructions and explanations are
provided so that the student understands each step.
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