How do sterilization techniques affect our ability to preserve and culture organisms?
In vitro collecting (IVC) is the process of starting plant tissue cultures with minimal disturbance to the plants when viable seeds are not available. Become the field researcher and learn how to collect tissue samples in a non-sterile environment using aseptic techniques. Use standard laboratory operating procedures (SLOPs) to prepare media for the IVC process.
Introduction to IVC terminology
Use proper vocabulary to prepare and test IVC techniques.
Prepare various media treatments to prevent contamination of IVC and properly record the preparation information in a Medium Preparation log. Test various media treatments to compare their effectiveness at preventing contamination. Present findings in lab notebooks using the IVC Lab Rubric.
In vitro collecting allows for the potential to conserve crops and wild or endangered species. The level of contamination must be controlled, which permits successful growth of any in vitro collected germplasm. Biotechnology has a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from sales and marketing, to research and development, manufacturing and quality control and assurance. The total number of biotechnology companies is increasing, and employment in the biotechnology field continues to grow as well.
Next gen standards
Science and engineering practices
Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
How will we feed 9 billion people? Grow soybeans using Round-Up Ready seeds to illustrate how biotechnology can be used as a tool to increase production. Introduce students to different options for growing soybeans, investigate no-till farming …