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Unformatted text preview: EXERCISE 1 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY PLANT GENETICS I "It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question." Eugene Ionesco The focus of the biology laboratory is to offer an active experience rather than a passive one; the aim is to nurture our inherent sense of wonder and the ability to generate informed questions. * LABORATORY SAFETY * THE COURSES IN INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY AT UCSB * THE USE OF THE COMPOUND MICROSCOPE * WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT LIFE * PLANT GENETICS I. Equipment and supplies needed Safety safety video Course Web Site and Recources computers Microscopy compound microscopes microscope slides cover glasses prepared slides color wheel slide with ruler attached Life plants, flies, fungi, and pond water Plant Genetics mutant, wild type and F1 seeds quads soil wicks labels beakers for water and droppers watering systems The purpose of this exercise is to introduce basic concepts that underlie the study of biology and to begin an experiment in plant genetics that will be carried out during the quarter. Exercise 1. Introduction 2 PART I: Video - Safety in the Laboratory The following is a summary of important safety considerations that apply to all three quarters of the introductory biology laboratory series: No food or drink in the lab. No animals, children or bicycles in the lab or on the BSIF balcony No mouth pipetting No smoking in the laboratories or on the balcony No glass trash in the paper wastebasket/no paper in the glass trash. Yes, you must wear glasses to protect your eyes Yes, you must wear shoes to protect your feet Yes, you may use the phone in the prep room to call for an escort at night In case the fire alarm sounds: Take your backpack and leave the laboratory through any of the 3 doors. Go directly to either stairwell and go down and away from the building. In case of earthquake: Drop below the surface of the benches until the shaking stops. Then leave the building immediately. Safety equipment in the laboratory: fire extinguishers first-aid kit phone in prep room If someone is injured or in serious need of assistance Call 9-911 using the phone in the prep room. PART II: MCDB1A and AL, MCDB1B/EEMB2 and MCDB 1BL/EEMB 2L, EEMB3 and EEMB3L Introductory biology consists of a 3-quarter series. 1. MCDB 1A . (4 units) introduces the following areas of biology biochemistry and molecular biology cell biology, cell division and development Mendelian and human genetics Laboratory - MCDB 1AL . (1 unit) 2. MCDB1B (3 units) and EEMB2 (2 units). The second quarter includes two courses which are both required for the major. MCDB 1B is an introduction to animal and plant physiology. EEMB 2 is an introduction to ecology and evolution. Exercise 1. Introduction 3 Laboratory - MCDB1BL or EEMB 2L . (1 unit) These are exactly the same course, next quarter you only need to register for one OR the other....
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course SCI mcdb 1a & taught by Professor Bush during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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