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BI163L: The Cellular Basis of Life

Fall 2017


Downloadable Laboratory Materials

Save paper--please print double sided when possible!


General Laboratory Information
Laboratory Objectives and Grading
Laboratory Schedule
Laboratory Safety Training Summary (Bring to Lab 1!)

Scientific Analysis and Communication (General Resources)
Working with Statistics
Guide to Writing Scientific Papers
The Experimental Method
Biology Writers Usage Manual

Lab 1: Week of September 10
Use of the Compound Light Microscope
Collection and Observation of Cells

Lab 2: Week of September 17
RBC Permeability to Different Solutes

Lab 3: Week of September 24
The Effect of Antibiotics on the Growth of Escherichia coli B

Lab 4: Week of October 1
Prodigiosin Production in Serratia marcescens
Data Analysis Sample Data (Do not print-for use in lab!)

Lab 5: Week of October 8
No new handouts this week.

FALL BREAK: Week of October 15
No lab meeting this week!

Lab 6: Week of October 22
Amylase Activity in Hordeum and Mya

Lab 7: Week of October 29
Use of the Micropipette
Restriction Mapping of Plasmid DNA

Lab 8: Week of November 5
No new handouts this week.

Lab 9: Week of November 12
Glycolysis and Fermentation in Yeast
Comparative Statistics Sample Data (Do not print-for use in lab!)

THANKSGIVING BREAK: Week of November 19
No lab meeting this week!

Lab 10: Week of November 26
Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
Introduction to a Literature Critique (Due Lab 11)
Link to Prodigiosin Paper
Literature Critique Glossary

Lab 11: Week of December 3
No new handouts this week.