Tagged DNA

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Ag Biotech Academy 2020: your kitchen, your lab

Aug 7, 2020
“Our goal is to inspire you in your teaching, provide great resources, and help you in the classroom.” With a greeting from Tom Fontana, Ohio Soybean Council Director of Research and Education, the annual Ag Biotech Academy workshop was underway. Spo …
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CRISPR connections

Jul 15, 2021
Jerron Schmoll, Product Lifecycle Manager at Corteva Agriscience, spoke to participants of the Ag Biotech Graduate Academy workshop at a recent industry dinner. This dinner provided teachers in the workshop an opportunity to hear about current …
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GMOs: What do you know? Breakout

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How much do you know about GMOs? There is a lot of misinformation about what a GMO is and what foods are genetically modified. Use this unit as a review or a compelling way to engage students in the topic of GMOs using a “breakout,” an …
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Hello, my name is… GMO

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What is genetic modification? What does it mean if something is genetically modified? A lot of questions surround definitions of genetic modification. This unit models two different techniques of genetic modification and tries to help students understand the terms and the consequences …
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We had a BLAST

Aug 10, 2020
GrowNextGen leader Zack Bateson facilitated the last section of the 2020 virtual Ag Biotech Academy, joining the group from his home in North Dakota for a bioinformatics session. Bateson introduced participants to the National Center for …
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What is Bioinformatics? It’s a BLAST

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How can we identify individual organisms in a complex mixture of DNA? What computer tools are needed to decode the source of a DNA sequence? Have you ever done a DNA extraction? Most DNA extractions are done with a known source and students can visualize DNA. The favorite items are strawberries or students’ own cheek cells. This unit s …
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What’s lurking in your soil? Using BLAST to analyze DNA sequences

Apr 30, 2020
Shadybrook Farm is having soil trouble! A soil test report has identified several potential culprits. In a webinar sponsored by GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council, teachers helped identify the species by examining DNA sequences using BLAST. …
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Workshop resources prepare students

Mar 4, 2020
The Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop provided Heather Mitchell from Colerain High School in Cincinnati with some great materials to use with her students. Mitchell said, “I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate new …