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Individual Assessment

Lab 1

What Cell Biology Journals allow reuse of acknowledged and correctly cited content?

The Cell Biology Journals that allow reuse of acknowledged and correctly cited content are:

The Journal of Cell Biology - As long as the content is more than 6 months old and is correctly cited.

BMC Cell Biology - Article must be properly cited.

Public Library of Science including PLoS ONE, PLoS Biology and PLos Medicine - All content is available to freely use as long as it is properly cited.

--Katiana Shaw 06:46, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 2

Present --Katiana Shaw 05:52, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

What are the "light" regions of DNA within the nucleus called?

The light regions within the nucleus are euchromatin. This is decondensed chromatin distributed throughout the nucleus during interphase.

Reference used: "The Cell - A Molecular Approach 2nd ed., Cooper, Geoffrey M., Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2000."

--Katiana Shaw 06:46, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 3

Present --z3219308 06:45, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

How do we know the hazards associated with research chemicals?

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are used to inform users of research chemicals about the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. They are standardised sheets which are required to be kept in labs so that users are familiar with the various names for the chemical and its ingredients, the chemical and physical properties, potential health risks, precautions that need to be followed when storing, handling or using the chemical and information about the manufacturer or importer.

--z3219308 06:45, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 4

Present --Katiana Shaw 06:14, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Give an example of an antibody against an adhesion protein.

An antibody against an adhesion protein is Occludin (369.7): sc-81812. It is monoclonal and raised against recombinant Occludin of human origin. It is recommended for detection of Occludin in humans.

Link to Santa Cruz Biotechnology, inc. [[1]]

--Katiana Shaw 06:14, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 5


Activity handed in.

Lab 6

Present. Assessment sheet handed in.

Phenotype comparison

Chart.jpg --Katiana Shaw 08:08, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Lab 7


What is the advantage of using air, water and oil in confocal microscopy?

Air: Allows for live specimens to be viewed and does not result in any mess.

Water: Allows for a higher resolution to be achieved, and also can also be used to view live specimens.

Oil: The highest resolution is achieved by using oil, though specimens must be fixed.

--Katiana Shaw 07:18, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Lab 8

Present --Katiana Shaw 06:45, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

I have completed peer assessment on the following groups:

  • Group 1 - They have done a great job on their project though I personally think it has a bit too much text and some of the details are too complex.
  • Group 2 - A good effort and informative project though potentially needs to include a paragraph explaining the student drawn diagram. Some pictures, and text it would seem, needs referencing.
  • Group 4 - I think this project is one of the best. The history section needs a bit of work and they need to add references for most of the text but the page reads really well and is easy to understand.