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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 526–531.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a true research project. Students work through a 10-step experimental design culminating in the construction, expression, and visualization of microtubules fused to green fluorescent protein in baker's yeast. The steps of this project include the isolation of the tubulin gene from yeast genomic DNA...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 137.
Published: 01 March 2020
... microtubules and causing the cells to stop dividing. Microtubule is thereby changed from an abstract term to a way of understanding cancer treatment. I have also found that students may grow to have positive attitudes toward biology if I approach instruction from an interdisciplinary perspective...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 450–454.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... ( 2015 ). Critical thinking: An academic perspective . Research Starter: Education . Propose a hypothesis to explain why interference with microtubule function leads to inhibition of cancer. If this drug were the topic of your senior research thesis, you would need to test your...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 482–491.
Published: 01 August 2016
...” Chloroplasts intercept light and manufactures sugar Cell wall provides structure The cytoskeleton (or microtubules) provide structural support and facilitate the transport of molecules Kinesin is a transport motor protein. mRNA is made from DNA Protein is made from mRNA Vacuole is for water...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 724–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ..................................................... 8:567-F, 8:567-OL Microtubules................................................................. 7:526-I Model-based reasoning................................................. 1:30-I Modeling-based inquiry .............................................. 2:128-I Molecular biology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 201–207.
Published: 01 March 2014
... microtubules, the way ribosomes come together on mRNA, and the budding of vesicles from the Golgi apparatus. At the beginning of this section of the unit, teachers should begin familiarizing students with The Cell by modeling how to derive information from the images ( Figure 1 ) as well as how to use the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (4): 266–269.
Published: 01 April 2012
... the springs represent the spindle and that spindle lengths are controlled by numerous microtubules through changes in chemical energy caused by the actions of various proteins, such as actin and myosin. Additionally, this conceptual model encourages students to find recent data in the literature to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (6): 337–340.
Published: 01 August 2011
... high school laboratory. Informing students how the HeLa cells were prepared prior to shipment will also help improve their understanding of mitosis. The cells are exposed to a colchicine, a plant-based toxin that inhibits microtubule function. Therefore, this toxin stops the cells in the middle of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (6): 373–376.
Published: 01 August 2010
... - 1TUB (pig). Tubulin is a globular (roughly spherical) protein that makes up microtubules in the cytoskeleton. Cilia, flagella, and the mitotic spindle are made of microtubules; many vesicles move along microtubules. Tubulin molecules occur as dimers containing one alpha-tubulin (1TUB_A) and one beta...
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The American Biology Teacher (2008) 70 (9): 546–549.
Published: 01 November 2008
... regenerate it. The basic "skeleton" of a cell is the one contained within the cytoplasm, namely the cytoskeleton. Among its main components are microtubules, and these structural components are very important in cell division. When cell division begins, the microtubules, which are usually long, become...
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The American Biology Teacher (2009) 71 (9): 554–557.
Published: 01 November 2009
... give the three-dimensional aspect. The Golgi complex looks like a squashed stack of incom pletely-cooked pancakes. The lysosome, with its powerful digestive enzymes, can be compared to a "suicide pill," and cytoskeleton microtubules compared to reinforcing rods of concrete. To illustrate diffusion...
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The American Biology Teacher (2009) 71 (3): 134–136.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Florida State University who allowed me to research and be-dazzle over "how" pro-nuclei migrate via microtubules toward each other follow ing fertilization to yield syngamy; Winfield Sale at Emory University who gave me the opportunity to ponder sperm tail motility via dynein-ATPase; and Dr. David Birk at...
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The American Biology Teacher (2007) 69 (8): 482–487.
Published: 01 October 2007
... questions may be found in this summary. The summary contains information regarding gene function, such as mutant microtubule formation, the different phenotypes (54) and the known number of alleles for "vg" (396). In order to answer the third question, the student may find the recombination map for "vg" (2...
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The American Biology Teacher (2005) 67 (6): 363–368.
Published: 01 August 2005
... cell constituents, so it's possible to see where specific molecules or structures are found within cells. Since different fluorescent dyes emit different wavelengths of light, multiple labeling of one sample is possible; for example, it gives images of microtubules in the cytoplasm as bright green and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2004) 66 (6): 449–453.
Published: 01 August 2004
... systems, polar- ization begins in the egg, but in Drosophila, itoccurs before fertilization a d involves microtubules, while in C. elegans, polarization arises after fertilization due to activity in the actin cytoskeleton. As to how PAR pro- teins can control such different systems, recent research shows...
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The American Biology Teacher (2004) 66 (3): 216–220.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., 1698-1704. 10.2307/3835874 1698 Pardo, M. & Nurse, P. (2003). Equatorial retention of the con- tractile actin ring by microtubules during cytokinesis. Science, 300, 1569-1574. 10.2307/3834476 1569 Pennisi, E. (2003). Tracing life's circuitry. Science, 302, 1646- 1649. 10.2307/3835856...
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The American Biology Teacher (2004) 66 (1): 57–63.
Published: 01 January 2004
...- dents include: propidium iodide, which stains the nucleus (Orsulic & Peifer, 1994); acridine orange, which stains dying cells (Abrams et al., 1993); anti-tubulin, which stains microtubules (Karr & Alberts, 1986); and several organelle-specific stains from Molecular Probes (MitoTraker- Green, FM-143, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2003) 65 (1): 13–23.
Published: 01 January 2003
... additional double membrane derived from the trans-Golgi network to form intracellular enveloped viruses (IEVs) 0. IEVs are transported on microtubules to the cell surface where the outer virus membrane fuses with the plasma membrane to form cell-associated nveloped viruses (CEVs) 0. CEVs that remain on the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2001) 63 (9): 694.
Published: 01 November 2001
... specialized struc- ture such as the mitochondrion. The idea of endosymbiosis is presented as well. Program 2 is also divided into six sections dealing with some unique aspects of eukary- otic cells. The first section, Motor Proteins Get Cells Moving, discusses components such as actin, myosin, microtubules...
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The American Biology Teacher (2002) 64 (8): 628–633.
Published: 01 October 2002
..., leaves are nar- rower and longer than usual. In the wild type leaf, the microtubules form a random pattern, while in the mutant, the tubules run across the leaf. BIOLOGY TODAY 629 In some cases, the similarities between animal and plant systems only go so far, and the differences are reminders of how...