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Baker , Stokes S [1].

Bringing Genomics to Botanical Education.

Genomics has become pervasive in biology.  Unfortunately, undergraduate access to this technology is not is patchy, largely due to high cost of equipment and resources.  For the past few years, we have been developing resources that allow students to use genomics tools in laboratory instructions. Two approaches are being perused. One involves producing small fluorescent microarrays simulations to allow students to collect and analyze expression data.  The approach is to use micro-spotted slides that correspond to genes that are differentially regulated during the switch from aerobic to anaerobic respiration in yeast.  Students collect fluorescence data using an apparatus that attaches to consumer digital cameras.  The second approach is to produce RNA-seq data sets collected from greater duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza) that students can explore to ask ecological questions.  The data sets are being generated by undergraduates performing independent research projects.

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1 - University Of Detroit Mercy, Biology Dept, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI, 48221, USA

Spirodela polyrhiza

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Eyrie/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PTE009
Abstract ID:738
Candidate for Awards:None

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