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BactoBeads™ are non-pathogenic, freeze-dried microbes (bacteria and lower eukaryotes) that are easily cultured for use in the classroom. Each bead contains microorganisms, buffer, salts and nutrient broth in an instantly soluble pellet.
Mutant Plants to the Rescue!
Bioremediation is a management tool that addresses environmental pollution. In bioremediation organisms remove or neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site. Often these organisms are already present at the site. For example a group of scientist from Rutgers University discovered a strain of bacteria that can breathe either oxygen or uranium in the soil of an old ore mill in Rifle Colorado.
Tagged on: Genes, Nature, Advanced, Intermediate, Bioremediation
Why is C. elegans So Popular in the Biology Laboratory?
For centuries, scientists have used model organisms from the three domains of life, bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes, to understand biological functions. For example, the bacterium Escherichia coli, which has been studied for more than 60 years, has provided important findings in the areas of biological engineering and industrial microbiology. On the other hand, eukaryotic domain organisms like the fly Drosophila melanogaster and the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) have been widely used to study genetics and developmental biology.
Tagged on: Biotech Basics, DNA, STEM, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, DNA Sequencing, Genes, Mutation, NSTA, Organisms, Workshop
What Is the Difference Between Accuracy and Precision?
Accuracy describes how close a measurement is to the true value of a given quantity. Precision describes the reproducibility of the measurement. Accordingly, measurements can be categorized as follows:
Tagged on: Tips and Tricks, Biotech Basics, Science, Technology, Classroom Laboratory, STEM, Beginner
New School Year? New Kits and Equipment from Edvotek!
Can you believe it? We’re already several weeks into the new school year. This year, we are proud to announce innovative new experiments and equipment to be used in your classroom laboratory. I’m going to highlight a few of them in this blog post, but if you’d like to see all of our offerings, check out our New Product Flier.
Tagged on: New and Improved, Electrophoresis
Conquering Your Solutions and Dilutions
The ability to accurately prepare a solution is one of the most basic, yet important, skills that a scientist should know. Scientists depend on precise solutions to ensure the success of their experiments, but it is easy for young students to get lost in the terminology. In the biology lab you can encounter several common types of solutions: Percent (%), Molar (M), mg/ml and “nX” solutions are all common, but what makes each solution unique?
Tagged on: Tips and Tricks, Biotech Basics, Buffer, Dilution, FAQs, Tech Tips
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