Ecology and conservation biology contain numerous examples of
populations growing without bounds or shrinking towards extinction. For these
populations, the change in the number of individuals generally follows an
exponential curve. On the other hand, limited resources may keep population
numbers in check and help maintain the population at the environment's carrying
In this laboratory exercise students use digital cameras to measure surface fluorescence of transgenic plants expressing green fluorescence protein (GFP). Inquiry pedagogy is used to teach processes used in scientific investigations and how GFP is used in reporter gene systems. Students start by making observations involving induction of expression of a GFP expressing reporter gene and then...
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