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Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab (external link)

DescriptionThe Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab is an excellent tool to support learning and understanding of the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequence. Procedures are shown and explained in an animation while the learner clicks through the steps. The learning outcomes are clearly specified. All is well introduced, samples are clarified in detail, a notebook explains everything with reference to good laboratory practice and limiting experimental error. A glossary, a list of tools used in the lab, and an encyclopaedia of selected bacteria and other pathogens are provided. The lab covers sample preparation, PCR amplification, PCR purification, sequencing preparation, DNA sequencing and sequencing analysis. The content is made relevant to the learner and is very engaging. It can be used for self-directed learning as well as in a teacher-led session. It can be used as a whole or only relevant parts of it. The resource (or parts of it) is suitable for a microbiology, medical microbiology, molecular biology or genetics course.
Key WordsBacterial identification, DNA Sequencing, PCR, sequence analysis
Academic Level4/5, 5/6
Accreditation ThemesMolecular Aspects of Biology
RepositoryHoward Hughes Medical Institute Virtual Labs
Type of ResourceAnimation
AuthorJoseph Perpich
LicensePlease read custom licence
InstitutionHoward Hughes Medical Institute
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