Sunday, April 18, 2010

Week of April 19-23

- DUE: Stamp & Correct first part of "Measure for Measure" Micropipette Lab
- Practice Pipetting and complete the packet
- Preread Electrophoresis Exploration

- Complete "Electrophoresis Exploration"

- DUE: Stamp & Correct "Electrophoresis Exploration"
- Preread "The Dye/Indicator Lab"

- Run "Dye/Indicator" Lab
- Start Pipetting Practical Quiz

- Chapter 8 Test, which will include questions from "Measure for Measure" and "Electrophoresis Exploration"
- Finish Pipetting Practical Quiz

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Week of April 5-9

Monday: 8.2 Due
Tuesday: 8.3 Due, DNA Model Due
Wednesday: Finish DNA Replication, due by end of period
Thursday: 8.4 Due, Lab Day! Goggles and Closed toed shoes!
Friday: 8.5 Due, DNA Extraction Due

Monday: DNA Transcription Due

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Caterpillars + Bacteria = Interesting Relationship

Caterpillars use bacteria to produce green islands in yellowing leaves.

Wolbachia bacteria are a fascinating species, among other things, it put its entire genome into a fruit fly, gives its hosts a variety of superpowers from making them capable of asexual reproduction, causes sex changes in male butterflies, or even killing off the males of the species. So is this relationship straight parasitism (as many would argue), mutualism, or commensalism? It probably depends upon whom you ask!