Practical Skills in Biology
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|Format:||Paperback, 304 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
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|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 03 February 1998|
Now in its second edition Practical Skills in Biology continues to provide students with easy-to-read guidance for laboratory and field studies - building on its strong reputation as an essential text for those who wish to succeed in practical work. *Now in two-colour throughout - helping to clarify figures and tables, emphasise key points and highlight margin tips, definitions and examples *Contains additional step-by-step instructions, via 'how to' boxes on specific procedures such as the Ames test for mutagenicity and the Chi2 test *Four new chapters, expanding coverage on: - Project work - Mendelian genetics - Working with animal and plant tissues and cells - The Internet and World Wide Web *Increased use of margin tips, examples and figures *65 new key points highlighting critical features of methodology
Table of Contents
Fundamental laboratory techniques 1. Basic Principles 2. Health and Safety 3. Working with Liquids 4. Basic Laboratory Procedures 5. Principles of Solution Chemistry 6. pH and Buffer Solutions The investigative approach 7. The Principles of Measurement 8. SI Units and their Use 9. Making Observations 10. Drawings and Diagrams 11. Samples and Sampling 12. Scientific Method and Design of Experiments 13. Making Notes of Practical Work 14. Project Work Obtaining and specifying specimens 15. Collating Animals and Plants 16. Fixing and Preserving Animals and Plants 17. Collating and Isolating Microbes 18. Naming and Classifying Organisms 19. Identifying Plants and Animals 20. Identifying Microbes Manipulating and observing specimens 21. The Purpose and Practice of Dissection 22. Introduction to Microscopy 23. Preparing Slides for Light Microscopy 24. Setting Up and Using a Light Microscope 25. Interpreting Microscope Images 26. Sterile Technique 27. Cell Culture 28. Working with Animal and Plant Tissues and Cells 29. Photography and Imaging 30. Measuring Growth and Response Advanced laboratory techniques 31 Immunological Methods 32.Enzyme Studies 33.Mendelian Genetics 34.Genetic Engineering Techniques 35.Light Measurement 36.Radioactive Isotopes and their Uses 37.Measuring Oxygen Content 38.Centrifugation 39.Spectroscopy Techniques 40.Chromatography Analysis and presentation of data 41.Manipulating and Transforming Raw Data 42.Using Graphs 43.Presenting Data in Tables 44.Hints for Solving Numerical Problems 45.Descriptive Statistics 46.Choosing and Using Statistical Tests Information technology and library sources 47.The Internet and the World-Wide Web 48.Using Spreadsheets 49.Word-processors, Databases and other Packages 50.Finding and Citing Published Information Communicating information 51.Scientific Writing 52.Writing Essays 53.Reporting Practical and Project Work 54.Writing Literature Surveys and Reviews 55.Organising a Poster Display 56.Giving an Oral Presentation 57.Examinations References Index
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 21.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.76 kg)|