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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814250–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.250
Published: 01 April 2019
..., D. E. ( 2009 ). Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion . New York, NY : Routledge . Hughes, S. ( 1994 ). The almost ideal lab – mutualistic nitrogen fixation . In R. Moore (Ed.), Biology Labs That Work: The Best of How-To-Do-Its (pp. 47 – 57 ). Reston, VA...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1982; 444229–254 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4447478
Published: 01 April 1982
... requirement for acetylene reduction by pure culture of rhizobia. Journal of Bacteriology129:149. Keister 149 129 Journal of Bacteriology 1976 TORREY, J.G. 1978. Nitrogen fixation by actinomycete-nodu- lated angiosperms. BioScience28:586. 10.2307/1307515 586 VINCENT, J.M. 1974. Root-nodule...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1986; 48292–96 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4448215
Published: 01 February 1986
...Stuart W. Hughes Copyright 1986 The National Association of Biology Teachers How-To- Do-It The Almost Ideal Lab- Mutualistic Nitrogen Fixation Stuart W. Hughes Of the lab experiences biology teachers conduct, many are observa- tional and skill developing. Others are designed to verify concepts...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1975; 37149–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4445046
Published: 01 January 1975
... in the water (either rises or sinks). Ralph Postiglione South Senior High School Great Neck. N.Y. 11020 EXPERIMENTAL DEMONSTRATION OF NITROGEN FIXATION Nitrogen fixation, the initial step of the nitrogen cycle, is often discussed but rarely demonstrated in the classroom. The following experiment...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1969; 319587–589 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4442841
Published: 01 December 1969
...L. A. Larson; S. Clary; K. Lwanga Copyright 1969 The National Association of Biology Teachers Nitrogen Fixation and Availability L. A. LARSON, S. CLARY and K. LWANGA, Department of Botany, Ohio Univer- sity, Athens, Ohio D escribed here is an experiment in symbiotic plant growth which can be...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822128–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.128a
Published: 01 February 2020
... water-collecting urns in rainforest epiphytes. Legumes and their symbiotic bacteria are critical in nitrogen fixation. Fig receptacles have tiny internal flowers that are fertilized by a specific female wasp. The dried firm wall of Luffa cylindrica , a member of the cucumber family, is the source of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819680–685 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.680
Published: 01 December 2019
... Central Dogma of Molecular Biology: A Hands-On Inquiry-Based Activity............................3.202-I Entomological Research in the Classroom: The Dispersal of Biological Control Agents............................4.242-I Nitrogen Fixation: Fixing the Gap between Concept- & Evidence-Based...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793191–197 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.191
Published: 01 March 2017
... industrial nitrogen fixation (Haber-Bosch) and biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) 3. Describe various agricultural practices 4. Describe pros and cons of fertilizer use 5. Define symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing microorganisms 6. Identify nitrogenase as the enzyme responsible for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799787–791 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.787
Published: 01 November 2017
... (NGSS)............................3:233-TT, 5:344-F, 5:344-OL, 8:655-I Nikon Basic Research Software............................1:35-I Nitrogen fixation............................3:191-I Osmosis............................6:473-I Out-of-school learning............................5:351...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 786482–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.6.482
Published: 01 August 2016
... pairs (H-bonds) to T C pairs (H-bones) to G RNA has U(racil) instead of T(hymine) DNA strands are anti-parallel ATP resembles a nucleotide A nucleotide of DNA has a 5’ phosphate group on the ribose. A nucleotide of DNA has a 1’ nitrogenous base on the ribose. A nucleotide of DNA has...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 778567–574 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.8.2
Published: 01 October 2015
... periods. Microbes provide links between abiotic factors that persist in the atmosphere and that are used for various processes and cycles, such as photosynthesis, fermentation, methanogenesis, respiration, and nitrogen fixation. The electron acceptors for these processes are connected to geothermal...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 769589–594 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.9.4
Published: 01 November 2014
... ideal. Rhizobia symbiosis mutualism parasitism photosynthesis nitrogen fixation Label each pot with a plot ID number and treatments (e.g., no. 1 −N +Rhiz). Fill pots with soil (4/5 full). Add 6 g of fertilizer pellets on plots with +N treatment. Place each pot on an individual...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 75159–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.1.12
Published: 01 January 2013
... contexts for germ-killing products may serve to facilitate discussion of microbial diversity, beneficial bacteria, the Human Microbiome project, the immune system, nitrogen fixation, and/or antibiotic resistance. Students may be invited to consider cultural norms about hygiene, and how they vary by...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 75141–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.1.9
Published: 01 January 2013
...). Genesis of acetate and methane by gut bacteria of nutritionally diverse termites. Science , 257 , 1384–1387. Curtis, A.D. & Waller, D.A. (1998). Seasonal patterns of nitrogen fixation in termites. Functional Ecology , 12 , 803–807. Duryea, M.L., English, R.J. & Hermansen, L.A. (1999). A...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 747471–478 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.7.8
Published: 01 September 2012
... of nitrate levels: Microbial-based ecological changes due to increased nutrient levels (e.g., Dead Zone) Microbial nutrient cycling Watershed tour and Investigation of nitrate levels in soil and water: Major roles of microbes in the nitrogen cycle (e.g., nitrogen fixation, production and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 728513–516 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.8.10
Published: 01 October 2010
...-metabolizing microbial communities. Among these organisms are ones found in legumes, so CO use is tied to nitrogen fixation. The endemic Hawaiian koa tree's roots have such communities, and this helps to explain why it can thrive on barren soils. Volcanic soils are hardly unique in sheltering diverse and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 729552–556 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.9.6
Published: 01 November 2010
... . Peruzzi B. . ( 2009 ). Where do plants get their food? Available at www.powernaturally.org/Programs/pdfs_docs/39_PlantsGetFood.doc . Postgate J. . ( 1998 ). Nitrogen Fixation, 3rd Ed . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press . Sarmiento J.L. Wofsy S.C. . ( 1999 ). A U.S...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2008; 705279–283 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/30163273
Published: 01 May 2008
... nature are not easy to overlook: Their functions range from providing essential nutrients to plants through nitrogen- fixation (such as for Rhizobium leguminosarum) to enhance- ment of nutrient absorption in animal intestines (such as for Escherichia coli). As a result, identifying unknown species of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2003; 658595–598 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451569
Published: 01 October 2003
.... Chemotactic - able to move toward or away from a chemical stimulus. Endolithic - living within rock. Heterocyst - a thick-walled, usually translucent, cell that is the site of nitrogen fixation. Hormogonium - a few celled, usually motile fragment of a cyanobacteria filament that functions in asexual...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2004; 668554–559 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451739
Published: 01 October 2004
... science class. Biotechnology, nitrogen fixation, disease, photosyn- thesis, symbiosis, food production, evolution, medi- cine, decomposition, the cell-not a single topic in biology fails to involve these organisms in some fashion or another. Consequently, studying bacteria can provide a marvelous window...