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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (6): 347–352.
Published: 01 August 2022
... the human skin microbiome. The ability to culture skin bacteria on agar plates and extract potential environmental factors from their own everyday lives make the human skin microbiome a model example for students to develop their own hypotheses about the variability both within and between different...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (1): 47–51.
Published: 01 January 2019
... additives, and/or antibiotics have on the gut microbiome. One of the major bacteria in the guts of fruit flies is Lactobacillus , which is easy to grow in the lab. This exercise is done in three consecutive lab sessions. During Lab 1, students prepare a standard nutritive medium that has been mixed...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 530–535.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jesse A. Lewis; Nadja Anderson In this lesson students will use the Penicillium chrysogenum fungus, which naturally produces the antibiotic penicillin, to investigate the effect of naturally produced antibiotics on bacteria in laboratory cultures. Students co-culture P. chrysogenum with three...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 305–307.
Published: 01 April 2018
... . 2018 By using bacteria as paint, students can learn about gene expression and how plasmids are used by molecular biologists as a tool for harnessing a cell's genetic machinery. This extension to the transformation protocol is also an opportunity to further discuss the use of fluorescent proteins...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 214–220.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Michelle A. Williams; Patricia J. Friedrichsen; Troy D. Sadler; Pamela J. B. Brown Since antibiotics have become routinely used to treat infections, antibiotic resistance is now an emerging concern for public health. To understand how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, many students draw...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 753–762.
Published: 01 November 2017
... investigations in this area of education. The experiment is low-cost, designed for K-12 teachers and students, uses common materials, and teaches students about the exciting relationships among bacteria, worms, and insects. © 2017 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 568–574.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Eva M. Ogens; Richard Langheim We describe how to enable students to learn about the transmission of disease, resistant bacteria, and the importance of taking a “full course” of antibiotics by developing models and simulations to represent the growth and demise of bacteria. By doing...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (5): 323–331.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2015 Arthropods insects arachnids bacteria symbionts culturable microbes The maintenance of biological diversity provides a wide variety of ecosystem services, the measurable value of which, globally, far exceeds...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (1): 59–60.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to multiple target organs, liver damage, inflammation, and production of reactive oxygen species (reviewed in Wijnhoven et al., 2009 ). Environmental concerns include toxicity for aquatic organisms and nitrogen-fixing bacteria ( Kumar et al., 2011 ; Musee et al., 2011 ). In the face of this uncertainty...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., the largest caste, feed on wood. Under normal conditions, workers can survive up to 5 years ( Kowalsick, 2004 ). Subterranean termites act as decomposers in the terrestrial ecosystem. They ingest cellulose and are usually attracted to decayed wood ( Su, 2005 ). Bacteria, fungi, and protists live...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (5): 305–309.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Carly V. Redelman; Kathleen Marrs; Gregory G. Anderson In nature, bacteria exist in and adapt to different environments by forming microbial communities called “biofilms.” We propose simple, inquiry-based laboratory exercises utilizing a biofilm formation assay, which allows controlled biofilm...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (9): 548–552.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Teachers. 2011 Bacteria DNA mutation science experiment sunlight ultraviolet radiation Sunlight is essential for vital biological processes, such as photosynthesis and vitamin D synthesis. However, solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be detrimental to living beings: it is associated...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (8): 485–488.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Cheng-Wai Yip I describe a 5-day basic microbiology enrichment course for high school students. In this course, students learn microbiological techniques such as preparation of agar plates, isolation of bacteria from food, serial dilution, and plating. Additionally, they experience the steps...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (8): 506–512.
Published: 01 October 2010
... with a simple question: What happens to the multitude of leaves that drop each autumn? This inquiry brings students from the outdoors to the laboratory, where they observe differences in leaf decomposition rates and the natural abundance of bacteria and tannin concentrations in leaf tissues of red oak, white...