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Unformatted text preview: Bio 124 Evolution and Organismal Diversity Winter 2012 PTC Lab Report Guidelines Due Date: Week 6 lab (100 points: 9% of total grade) Specification:- Double-spaced- Times New Roman, 12 font Section Details: 1. Introduction (15 points): 2 pages Relevant background information about PTC Rationale for the experiment- What was the goal of the study? - What previous scientific knowledge was utilized? - What did your study demonstrate? Hypotheses:- Null and alternative hypotheses of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium for PTC allele 2. Methods (15 points): 2 pages Must describe the procedures performed in paragraph form This MAY NOT be copied directly from the lab document This should include enough detail to allow the procedure to be repeated by other scientists- Include information about reagents used, specific techniques (DNA isolation, PCR, enzyme digest, gel electrophoresis) and the order of techniques- You can divide into subsections for individual procedures if it aids in organization Use past tense Use passive voice o The following link has an explanation of passive voice and other helpful science writing tips. http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts- demos/writing-for-specific-fields/sciences 3. Results (30 points): Table with each group members phenotype and genotype Table with lab section and entire class genotype frequencies (This will be given to you by your TA after this information has been gathered). Calculations of expected genotype frequencies and observed frequencies Calculation of Chi Squared test statistics for lab section and entire class Bio 124 Evolution and Organismal Diversity Winter 2012 Narrative:- Give a written description of the data of each table or figure. This section should NOT include the interpretation of results- Do NOT use words such...
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