15 November 2016 C.E.
It's time to start thinking (or perhaps, for some of you, to
CONTINUE thinking) about the final examination. Direct your
attention to the final page (p. 59) of the laboratory manual. That
page lists the various things that you need to know if you'd like to
do well on the examination. USE THAT LIST! Ensure that you are up to
speed on every item on that list (regardless of how much or how
little time I devoted to those topics in my recordings). Use the
manual, the web, and any other resources that you find useful, until
you gradually feel confident about the entire list. If you do so,
then you should do well. If you put off studying until the night
before (or later), then you should expect a low score.
RULES FOR THE FINAL EXAMINATION
1. You must attend the section in which you are enrolled.
2. You must arrive no later than the scheduled beginning of the
period. Arriving late (at all) will result in a severe reduction in
points, or you might not be allowed to take the examination
(resulting in a score of zero).
3. Allowable items include your notebook, a calculator, a pencil, an
eraser, corrective lenses, and clothing.
4. You MUST bring a Datalink
3000 form (#29240) to the examination. I will not have extras.
14 November 2016 C.E.
If your own gel is unusable, then feel free to use this image of a representative gel.
08 November 2016 C.E.
In computing the transformation efficiency (p. 44 of Exercise Seven
Part One), notice that the volume and concentration of the plasmid
solution are used. The PDF states that you used 10 microliters of
the pGLO solution. That is true ONLY IF you used the larger of the
loops. One end of the plastic tool had a large loop, and the other
end had a small loop. If you used the small loop instead, then the
volume of solution you used was 1 microliter, NOT 10. In either
case, follow the instruction on the PDF for how to make the final
calculation. Recall that all questions appearing in the various
PDF's should be answered as part of your notebook batch of points.
01 November 2016 C.E.
For what it's worth, here is the picture I showed in the laboratory:
31 October 2016 C.E.
Here is the slide show I presented when I discussed the GM Foods
27 October 2016 C.E.
Some of you ended up taking a picture of the demo gel, because
something went wrong in your own gel. I just found out that the demo
gel was for fresh corn purchased at WalMart. Keep in mind, though,
that you are not supposed to pretend that the demo gel is your own.
11 October 2016 C.E.
Some of you might not realize that, to view comments on your papers,
you must return to the place where you submitted them. There you
will find a PDF attached, and the PDF is commented. Note that if you
did not follow the instructions to submit the document in .doc
format, then you did not receive comments.
27 September 2016 C.E.
The following two phrases should be added to page 59 of the
laboratory manual under the heading, "Concepts":
Extensions to Mendelian Genetics
20 September 2016 C.E.
All writing assignments (including the Introduction that's due on
the day of the next meeting) must be submitted via SafeAssign on
Blackboard. Access the Upload page on Blackboard for important
information, and do that WELL BEFORE finishing the writing
assignment (i.e., do it right now). Each writing assignment is
OFFICIALLY due by 23:59 on the date listed on the syllabus. I want
you also to be aware of how I handle late assignments. For any
writing assignment submitted via SafeAssign, I don't start counting
for lateness until I have begun grading that assignment for the
entire class. Therefore, if you miss the official deadline, then you
still might not be penalized if your assignment is submitted before
I start grading. But you will be taking your chances. Of course, if
you submit before the official deadline, then you are guaranteed not
to be assessed any lateness penalty. Once I start assessing
lateness, the penalty is five-twelfths of one percent per hour.
28 August 2016 C.E.
I uploaded the revised version of the laboratory manual.
14 May 2016 C.E.
Welcome to LSC348. You are required to
check these announcements daily throughout the semester, and any
announcements that appear here will be official. Until
classes begin, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with this
website. I'll see you soon.
Be sure to IMMEDIATELY read
and submit the Rules Consent form. This is also strictly