Select to go to your profile
Click to expand menu where one can log in to or sign up for MERLOT
Select to go to your workspace
Select to go to your Dashboard Report
Select to go to your Content Builder
Select to log out
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
Select OK to launch help window
You are now going to MERLOT Help. It will open a new window.
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.
- 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.