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BI163: The Cellular Basis of Life

Fall 2014


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
Colby Science Library Home Page

Lab 1: Week of September 7
Use of the Compound Light Microscope
Collection and Observation of Cells

Lab 2: Week of September 14
RBC Permeability to Different Solutes
Problem Set: Working with Statistics (Due Lab 3)

Lab 3: Week of September 21
The Effect of Antibiotics on the Growth of Escherichia coli B

Lab 4: Week of September 28
Prodigiosin Production in Serratia marcescens
Data Analysis Sample Data (Do not print-for use in lab!)

Lab 5: Week of October 5
Writing and Reviewing Scientific Papers (Due Lab 6)

FALL BREAK: Week of October 12
No lab meeting this week!

Lab 6: Week of October 19
Amylase Activity in Hordeum and Mya

Lab 7: Week of October 26
Use of the Micropipette
Restriction Mapping of Plasmid DNA
Enzyme Paper Peer Review Form (Bring three copies to lab!)

Lab 8: Week of November 2
No new handouts this week.

Lab 9: Week of November 9
Glycolysis and Fermentation in Yeast

Lab 10: Week of November 16
Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
Introduction to a Literature Critique (Due Lab 11)
Link to Prodigiosin Paper
Literature Critique Glossary

THANKSGIVING BREAK: Week of November 23
No lab meeting this week!

Lab 11: Week of November 30
No new handouts this week.