Publication Date

4-2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

We describe a laboratory exercise developed for the cell and molecular biology quarter of a year-long majors' undergraduate introductory biology sequence. In an analysis of salmon samples collected by students in their local stores and restaurants, DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis were used to detect market substitution of Atlantic salmon for Pacific salmon. This allowed students to apply molecular methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing to a socially relevant issue.

Publication Title

American Biology Teacher

Volume

74

Issue

4

First Page

244

Last Page

249

DOI

10.1525/abt.2012.74.4.7

Version

Publisher's PDF

Comments

Published as "Using Phylogenetic Analysis to Detect Market Substitution of Atlantic Salmon for Pacific Salmon: An Introductory Biology Laboratory Experiment," Erica Cline and Jennifer Gogarten, The American Biology Teacher Vol. 74, No. 4 (April 2012), pp. 244-249. © 2012by the Regents of the University of California.

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