Practical Skills in Biology


Author: Allan M. Jones,Robert H. Reed,Jonathan Weyers,Jonathan D. B. Weyers
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131755093
Category: Science
Page: 473
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Practical Skills in Biology is an indispensable book for undergraduate students in the life sciences. The book provides useful support at all stages of a degree course and underpins any practical course in biology. It is also a valuable resource for teachers of biology in colleges and secondary schools. Laboratory and field studies are essential components of undergraduate training in biology. Practical work must be fully understood and effectively presented, but many students under-perform because they lack basic laboratory skills. This book, now in its fourth edition, continues to provide students with easy-to-use guidance for laboratory and field studies, but in addition it now covers broader transferable skills. As a result the new edition provides guidance and support over the entire range of a typical undergraduate course in biology.

Practical Skills in Biology


Author: Allan M. Jones,Robert H. Reed,Jonathan D. B. Weyers
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780130451415
Category: Science
Page: 468
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This is a new edition of a leading biology textbook dealing in a practical way with fundamental laboratory techniques, specimens and data analysis.

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science


Author: Rob Reed
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9781292100739
Category:
Page: 576
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If you are studying the biomolecular sciences - including biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology - then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout the whole of your degree programme. It provides effective explanation and support for the development of a wide range of laboratory and data analysis skills that you will use time and again during the practical aspects of your studies. This book also gives you a solid grounding in the broader transferable skills, which are increasingly necessary to achieve a high level of academic success.

CCEA AS/A2 Unit 3 Biology Student Guide: Practical Skills in Biology


Author: John Campton
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1510418466
Category: Science
Page: 96
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Ensure your students get to grips with the practical and skills needed to succeed at AS and A Level Biology. With an in-depth assessment-driven approach that builds and reinforces understanding; clear summaries of practical work with sample questions and answers help to improve exam technique in order to achieve higher grades. Written by experienced teacher John Campton, this Student Guide for practical Biology: - Help students easily identify what they need to know with a concise summary of practical work examined in the A-level specifications. - Consolidate understanding of practical work, methodology, mathematical and other skills out of the laboratory with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers in the back of the book. - Provide plenty of opportunities for students to improve exam technique with sample answers, examiners tips and exam-style questions. - Offer support beyond the Student books with coverage of methodologies and generic practical skills not focused on in the textbooks.

Practical Skills in Forensic Science


Author: Alan Langford
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131144002
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 516
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Guides students through the complete range of practical skills needed to succeed in this course ¿ from general transferable skills to advanced technical skills ¿ as well as helping them to develop critical thinking and good study practice.

Molecular Biology Techniques

An Intensive Laboratory Course
Author: Walt Ream,Katharine G. Field
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080536824
Category: Science
Page: 234
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This manual is designed as an intensive introduction to the various tools of molecular biology. It introduces all the basic methods of molecular biology including cloning, PCR, Southern (DNA) blotting, Northern (RNA) blotting, Western blotting, DNA sequencing, oligo-directed mutagenesis, and protein expression. Key Features * Provides well-tested experimental protocols for each technique * Lists the reagents and preparation of each experiment separately * Contains a complete schedule of experiments and the preparation required * Includes study questions at the end of each chapter

Practical Advanced Biology


Author: Tim King,Michael Reiss,Michael Roberts
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780174483083
Category: Science
Page: 326
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Provides a full and accessible resource that can be used alongside the Advanced Biology text or any other core Advanced Biology text as it covers the practical element for AS and A Level Biology. This new text has been developed for the new advanced level specifications and replaces Practical Biology for Advanced Level.

Practical Applications of Plant Molecular Biology


Author: Robert J. Henry
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780412732201
Category: Science
Page: 258
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Practical Applications of Plant Molecular Biology is an important new title which covers the major techniques and how they are applied to a range of vitally important areas. Divided broadly into four sections, this book covers key subjects including the identification of plants and plant pathogens using molecular techniques, the estimation of genetic variation in plants, the use of molecular markers in plant improvement and the use of plant transformation techniques for the improvement of quality and the introduction of resistance. Also included is a comprehensive listing and description of the most frequently used techniques and a set of appendices covering useful topics of reference for the reader. All undergraduates studying plant sciences, molecular biology, biotechnology and agricultural sciences would benefit from having access to this title as would those studying for upper-level Masters courses concentrating on the disciplines covered. This book also provides an invaluable source of reference for professionals in agriculture, plant breeding, crop protection and improvement, biotechnology and molecular biology.

CCEA AS/A2 Unit 3 Biology Student Guide: Practical Skills in Biology


Author: John Campton
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1510418466
Category: Science
Page: 96
View: 1457

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Ensure your students get to grips with the practical and skills needed to succeed at AS and A Level Biology. With an in-depth assessment-driven approach that builds and reinforces understanding; clear summaries of practical work with sample questions and answers help to improve exam technique in order to achieve higher grades. Written by experienced teacher John Campton, this Student Guide for practical Biology: - Help students easily identify what they need to know with a concise summary of practical work examined in the A-level specifications. - Consolidate understanding of practical work, methodology, mathematical and other skills out of the laboratory with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers in the back of the book. - Provide plenty of opportunities for students to improve exam technique with sample answers, examiners tips and exam-style questions. - Offer support beyond the Student books with coverage of methodologies and generic practical skills not focused on in the textbooks.

A Practical Guide To Cancer Systems Biology


Author: Juan Hsueh-fen,Huang Hsuan-cheng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813229160
Category: Medical
Page: 152
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Systems biology combines computational and experimental approaches to analyze complex biological systems and focuses on understanding functional activities from a systems-wide perspective. It provides an iterative process of experimental measurements, data analysis, and computational simulation to model biological behavior. This book provides explained protocols for high-throughput experiments and computational analysis procedures central to cancer systems biology research and education. Readers will learn how to generate and analyze high-throughput data, therapeutic target protein structure modeling and docking simulation for drug discovery. This is the first practical guide for students and scientists who wish to become systems biologists or utilize the approach for cancer research. Contents: Introduction to Cancer Systems Biology (Hsueh-Fen Juan and Hsuan-Cheng Huang)Transcriptome Analysis: Library Construction (Hsin-Yi Chang and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Quantitative Proteome: The Isobaric Tags for Relative and Absolute Quantitation (iTRAQ) (Yi-Hsuan Wu and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Phosphoproteome: Sample Preparation (Chia-Wei Hu and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Transcriptomic Data Analysis: RNA-Seq Analysis Using Galaxy (Chia-Lang Hsu and Chantal Hoi Yin Cheung)Proteomic Data Analysis: Functional Enrichment (Hsin-Yi Chang and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Phosphorylation Data Analysis (Chia-Lang Hsu and Wei-Hsuan Wang)Pathway and Network Analysis (Chen-Tsung Huang and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Dynamic Modeling (Yu-Chao Wang)Protein Structure Modeling (Chia-Hsien Lee and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Docking Simulation (Chia-Hsien Lee and Hsueh-Fen Juan) Readership: Graduate students and researchers entering the cancer systems biology field. Keywords: Systems Biology;Transcriptomics;Proteomics;Network Biology;Dynamic Modeling;Protein Structure Modeling;Docking Simulation;BioinformaticsReview: Key Features: Written by two active researchers in the fieldCovers both experimental and computational areas in cancer systems biologyStep-by-step instructions help beginners who are interested in creating biological data and analyzing the data by themselvesReaders will gain the skills to generate and analyze omics data and discover potential therapeutic targets and drug candidates

Practical Biology for Advanced Level


Author: M. B. V. Roberts,Tim King,Michael Reiss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780174482253
Category: Biology
Page: 256
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Providing a course for the practical element present in A/AS Level Biology syllabuses, this book is designed to be used alongside any other core book. It contains over 170 practical investigations, ideas for practical work, boxes giving advice on specific techniques and questions at the end of chapters to help students to consolidate what they have learned.

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science 5th edn


Author: Rob Reed,Jonathan Weyers,Allan Jones
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292095296
Category: Science
Page: 576
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If you are studying the biomolecular sciences - including biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology - then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout the whole of your degree programme. It provides effective explanation and support for the development of a wide range of laboratory and data analysis skills that you will use time and again during the practical aspects of your studies. This book also gives you a solid grounding in the broader transferable skills, which are increasingly necessary to achieve a high level of academic success.

Cambridge IGCSE® Biology Practical Workbook


Author: Matthew Broderick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316611035
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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This edition of our successful series to support the Cambridge IGCSE Biology syllabus (0610) is fully updated for the revised syllabus for first examination from 2016. Written by an experienced teacher who is passionate about practical skills, the Cambridge IGCSE® Biology Practical Workbook makes it easier to incorporate practical work into lessons. This Workbook provides interesting and varied practical investigations for students to carry out safely, with guided exercises designed to develop the essential skills of handling data, planning investigations, analysis and evaluation. Exam-style questions for each topic offer novel scenarios for students to apply their knowledge and understanding, and to help them to prepare for their IGCSE Biology paper 5 or paper 6 examinations.

Structural Biology

Practical NMR Applications
Author: Quincy Teng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461439647
Category: Science
Page: 434
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This 2nd edition begins with an overview of NMR development and applications in biological systems. It describes recent developments in instrument hardware and methodology. Chapters highlight the scope and limitation of NMR methods. While detailed math and quantum mechanics dealing with NMR theory have been addressed in several well-known NMR volumes, chapter two of this volume illustrates the fundamental principles and concepts of NMR spectroscopy in a more descriptive manner. Topics such as instrument setup, data acquisition, and data processing using a variety of offline software are discussed. Chapters further discuss several routine stategies for preparing samples, especially for macromolecules and complexes. The target market for such a volume includes researchers in the field of biochemistry, chemistry, structural biology and biophysics.

Asking Questions in Biology

A Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects
Author: Chris Barnard,Francis Gilbert,Peter Mcgregor
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292086025
Category: Science
Page: 264
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The book is an indispensable companion to all students of biology, but particularly those enrolled in courses concerning experimental design, data analysis, hypothesis testing, research methods, or any practical project work.

Biological Modeling and Simulation

A Survey of Practical Models, Algorithms, and Numerical Methods
Author: Russell Schwartz
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262303396
Category: Science
Page: 408
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There are many excellent computational biology resources now available for learning about methods that have been developed to address specific biological systems, but comparatively little attention has been paid to training aspiring computational biologists to handle new and unanticipated problems. This text is intended to fill that gap by teaching students how to reason about developing formal mathematical models of biological systems that are amenable to computational analysis. It collects in one place a selection of broadly useful models, algorithms, and theoretical analysis tools normally found scattered among many other disciplines. It thereby gives the aspiring student a bag of tricks that will serve him or her well in modeling problems drawn from numerous subfields of biology. These techniques are taught from the perspective of what the practitioner needs to know to use them effectively, supplemented with references for further reading on more advanced use of each method covered. The text, which grew out of a class taught at Carnegie Mellon University, covers models for optimization, simulation and sampling, and parameter tuning. These topics provide a general framework for learning how to formulate mathematical models of biological systems, what techniques are available to work with these models, and how to fit the models to particular systems. Their application is illustrated by many examples drawn from a variety of biological disciplines and several extended case studies that show how the methods described have been applied to real problems in biology.

Reading Primary Literature

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Research Articles in Biology
Author: Christopher M. Gillen
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780805345995
Category: Education
Page: 44
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Reading primary literature is an exciting, rewarding part of being a scientist and Reading Primary Literature will help get readers up to speed quickly in reading research articles. The booklet covers the parts of a research paper, succinctly explaining the aim of each section and how the paper works as a whole, and as a part of the larger world of science. Readers select a paper to evaluate, and this book guides them through that evaluation with clear explanations, directions for reading and analyzing the material, and applied questions to encourage critical reading skills. A list of sources and references at the back helps readers get started finding papers to read. For all readers interested in get readers up to speed quickly in reading scientific research articles.

Statistical And Data Handling Skills in Biology


Author: Roland Ennos,Magnus Johnson
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292133112
Category: Science
Page: 280
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Is there a link between people’s heart rate and blood pressure? Does the lead in petrol fumes affect the growth of roadside plants? The ability to expertly analyse statistical data is a crucial skill in the biological sciences – it is fundamental to fully understanding what your experiments are actually telling you and so being able to answer your research questions. Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology gives you everything you need to understand and use statistical tests within your studies and future independent research. Written in a straight-forward and easy to understand style it presents all of the tests you will need throughout your studies, and shows you how to select the right tests to get the most out of your experiments. All of this is done in the context of biological examples so you can see just how relevant a skill this is, and how becoming fully proficient will make you a more rounded scientist. This 4th edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and now includes detailed coverage of the free statistical package R studio and a new chapter on how to write about and present statistics in papers, theses and reports. The first chapter has also been revised to introduce students to the need for and ideas behind statistical analysis. Features · Clear explanation with step by step detail of how to carry out a wide range of statistical analyses will help you to quickly gain understanding and confidence in this essential area. · Useful decision charts will help you to select the right statistical test and gain confidence in answering your research questions. · Real world examples in each chapter will help you to develop an applied understanding of the full range of statistical techniques · Self-assessment problems scenarios at the end of each chapter enable you to practice applying your understanding of a technique, thereby improving your confidence in using numbers. Guided answers allow you to check your understanding. Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology 4th edition is ideal for any biomedic or environmental scientist getting to grips with statistical analysis for use in class on as part of independent study.

Practical Computing for Biologists


Author: Steven Harold David Haddock,Casey W. Dunn
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 9780878933914
Category: Computers
Page: 538
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To help with the increasingly large data sets that many scientists deal with, this book illustrates how to use many freely available computing tools to work more powerfully and effectively. The book was born out of the authors' experiences developing tools for their research and to fix other biologist's computational problems.