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Summer workshop in metagenomics: one week plus eight students equals gigabases of cloned DNA.
|Title||Summer workshop in metagenomics: one week plus eight students equals gigabases of cloned DNA.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Rios-Velazquez C, Williamson LL, Cloud-Hansen KA, Allen HK, McMahon MD, Sabree ZL, Donato JJ, Handelsman J|
|Journal||Journal of microbiology & biology education : JMBE|
We designed a week-long laboratory workshop in metagenomics for a cohort of undergraduate student researchers. During this course, students learned and utilized molecular biology and microbiology techniques to construct a metagenomic library from Puerto Rican soil. Pre-and postworkshop assessments indicated student learning gains in technical knowledge, skills, and confidence in a research environment. Postworkshop construction of additional libraries demonstrated retention of research techniques by the students.
|Alternate Journal||J Microbiol Biol Educ|