Laboratory Manual for Biotechnology and Laboratory Science The Basics

ISBN-10: 0321644026

ISBN-13: 9780321644022

Edition: 2011

Authors: Lisa A. Seidman, Mary Ellen Kraus, Diana Brandner, Jeanette Mowery

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List price: $91.65
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 464
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

The authors of this manual are faculty in the Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Program at Madison Area Technical College, which prepares students to become laboratory professionals. These authors have years of experience and have spent a great deal of time in the classroom, trying out the exercises and activities which are laid out in the manual. Lisa Seidman is highly respected for her work in biotechnology instruction.

Safety in the Laboratory
Unit Introduction
Creating a Safe Workplace
Fundamental Principles
Classroom Activity 1: Performing a Risk Assessment
Classroom Activity 2: Exploring the CDC and OSHA Websites
Classroom Activity 3: Responding to Emergencies
Working Safely with Chemicals
Fundamental Principles
Classroom Activity 4: Understanding the Chemicals with which You Work
Classroom Activity 5: Personal Protection
Laboratory Exercise 1: Tracking the Spread of Chemical Contamination
Classroom Activity 6: Analyzing Safety Issues in a Laboratory Procedure
Working Safely with Biological Hazards
Fundamental Principles
Laboratory Exercise 2: Production of Bioaerosols and Factors Affecting Aerosol Production
Unit Discussion
Safety Contract, student copy
Safety Contract, to turn in
Documentation in the Laboratory
Unit Introduction
Classroom Activity 7: Be an Auditor
Classroom Activity 8: Writing and Following an SOP
Laboratory Exercise 3: Keeping a Laboratory Notebook
Unit Discussion
Metrology in the Laboratory
Unit Introduction
Laboratory Exercise 4: Recording Measurements with the Correct Number of Significant Figures
Classroom Activity 9: Constructing a Simple Balance
Laboratory Exercise 5:Weight Measurements 1; Good Weighing Practices
Laboratory Exercise 6: Weight Measurements 2; Performance Verification
Laboratory Exercise 7: Volume Measurements 1; Proper Use of Volume Measuring Devices
Laboratory Exercise 8: Volume Measurements 2; Performance Verification of a Micropipette
Laboratory Exercise 9: Measuring pH with Accuracy and Precision
Unit Discussion
Unit Introduction
Laboratory Exercise 10: Color and the Absorbance of Light
Laboratory Exercise 11: Concentration, Absorbance, and Transmittance
Laboratory Exercise 12: Preparing a Standard Curve with Food Coloring and Using it for Quantitation
Classroom Activity 10:Beer's Law and Calculating an Absorptivity Constant
Laboratory Exercise 13: Determination of the Absorptivity Constant for ONP
Unit Discussion
Biological Solutions
Unit Introduction
Classroom Activity 11: Getting Ready to Prepare Solutions with One Solute: Calculations Classroom Activity 12: Getting Ready to Prepare Solutions with One Solute: Ordering Chemicals
Laboratory Exercise 14: Preparing Solutions with One Solute
Laboratory Exercise 15: Preparing Solutions to the Correct Concentration
Laboratory Exercise 16: Working with Buffers
Laboratory Exercise 17: Preparing Breaking Buffer
Laboratory Exercise 18: Preparing TE Buffer
Laboratory Exercise 19: More Practice Making a Buffer
Laboratory Exercise 20: Making a Quality Product in a Simulated Company
Unit Discussion
Unit Introduction
Laboratory Exercise 21: Two Qualitative Assays
Laboratory Exercise 22:UV Spectrophotometry of DNA; Quantitative Applications
Laboratory Exercise 23:UV Spectrophotometry of DNA, RNA, and Proteins; Qualitative Applications
Laboratory Exercise 24: Using Spectrophotometry for Quality Control; Niacin
Laboratory Exercise 25: A Quantitative Protein Assay; Learning the Assay
Laboratory Exercise 26: Exploring Assay Verification
Laboratory Exercise 27: the Beta-Galactosidase Enzyme Assay
Laboratory Exercise 28: Comparing the Specific Activity of Two Preparations of Beta-Galactosidase
Unit Discussion
Separation Methods
Unit Introduction
Classroom Activity 13: Separating Materials Using a Centrifuge, Planning
Laboratory Exercise 29: Separation of Two Substances Based on Their Differential Affinities for Two Phases
Laboratory Exercise 30: Separation of Dyes Using Paper Chromatography
Laboratory Exercise 31: Separating Molecules by Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Laboratory Exercise 32: Using Agarose Gel Electrophoresis to Perform an Assay
Laboratory Exercise 33: Optimizing Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Laboratory Exercise 34: Quantification of DNA by Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Unit Discussion
Growing Cells
Unit Introduction
Working With Bacterial Cells
Laboratory Exercise 35: Aseptic Technique on an Open Lab Bench
Laboratory Exercise 36: Working with Bacteria on an Agar Substrate; Isolating Individual Colonies
Laboratory Exercise 37: Using a Compound Light Microscope
Laboratory Exercise 38: Gram Staining
Laboratory Exercise 39: Making Phosphate Buffered Saline
Laboratory Exercise 40: the Aerobic Spread Plate Method of Enumerating Colony Forming Units
Laboratory Exercise 41: Generation of an E. coli Growth Curve
Working With Mammalian Cells
Laboratory Exercise 42: Aseptic Technique in a Laminar Flow Hood
Laboratory Exercise 43: Making Ham's F12 Medium from Dehydrated Powder
Laboratory Exercise 44: Examining, Photographing, and Feeding CHO (Chinese Hamster Ovary) Cells
Laboratory Exercise 45: Counting Cells Using a Hemacytometer
Laboratory Exercise 46: Subculturing CHO Cells
Laboratory Exercise 47: Preparing a Growth Curve For CHO Cells
Unit Discussion
Materials and Supplies that are Assumed to be Present in Your Laboratory
Calculating Standard Deviation
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