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Connecting Concepts: Biotechnology

This simulation/tutorial is completed in three stages. In the first stage, students work with a mentor to create a genetically modified crop plant. Students will: 1) explain the relationship between phenotype and genotype in the context of a biochemical pathway; and 2) analyze the effect of a rate-determining step on the overall productivity of a pathway. In stage 2, students find and analyze the sequence of the G-TMT (ƒ×-tocopherol methyltransferase) gene in a simulated version of a genomic database. They amplify the sequence using PCR. In this stage, students will: 1) identify sequence landmarks, including translation start and stop, polyadenylation, etc; 2) map functional regions of a gene sequence, including coding sequence, 3’ UTR, etc; and 3) select appropriate primers for amplifying... Show More
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