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Directed Readings Fall 2007 Presentation Dates - Student

9/28 Dynamics of Brain Structure Changes During Extensive Learning

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10/12 A Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Amino Acid

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10/26 Muscle Fiber Type and Obesity

11/9 Genetically Modified Eggplants

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11/30 Crystal Structure of Rhodopsin 

Crystal Structure of Rhodopsin paper
 

http://www.jstor.org/cgi-bin/jstor/printpage/00368075/sp030031/03x4514p/0.pdf?backcontext=page&dowhat=Acrobat&config=jstor&userID=0c26fe02@cn.edu/01cce4406000501c5100b&0.pdf

Or click here for paper

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12/12 Hershey and Chase – “Blender Experiment”
(Final period, Wednesday 10:30-12:30)

 

*Articles for class discussion will be/are available online at http://webliographer.com/DirectedReadings/

 

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Fall 2005

Article for discussion during the last class period (final period - following the student lead discussion).  To access this article - click here

Actual paper titles:

#1  Calcium and Dairy Acceleration of Weight and Fat Loss during Energy Restriction in Obese Adults

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info on clinical studies - go to http://www.2424milk.com/2424_science_overview.htm?PHPSESSID=7ea91f1387ba0d82625c493cfc2eb640#clinical

#2  When defense backfires: Detrimental effect of a plant’s protective trichomes on an insect beneficial to the plant

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#3  Invasion of Human Coronary Artery Cells by Periodontal Pathogens

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#4  Pseudogenization of a Sweet-Receptor Gene Accounts for Cats' Indifference toward Sugar

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#5  Genetically modified parthenocarpic eggplants: improved fruit productivity under both greenhouse and open field cultivation

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Each student, working in pairs, will choose an article from the list of choices, present the key points of the article, and lead a discussion on it.  Articles will be available online.

All class members must also read the article prior to coming to class. You will be expected to ask questions and in other ways contribute to the discussion.

*Articles for class discussion will be/are available online at http://webliographer.com/DirectedReadings/

 

How to Access Online Articles and Related Information

Go to the Directed Readings Webliographer at http://webliographer.com/DirectedReadings/

Click on the paper topic, such as Plant Trichomes.

Online articles are often available in two different forms – an Internet version and a PDF version. 

The PDF version is like a photocopy of the original article.  This is probably the best version to print out.  To access this, look for the phrase PDF and click on it. 

The Internet version of an article usually requires more pages to print out, but often offers some additional features not available with the PDF version.  For example, there may be links to other papers by these same authors, to similar articles, or to articles that cite this one.  Also, in the list of References, there may be links to the paper abstracts or even to online versions of background articles.  There may also be links to additional data or information about the research that was not included the published article.  Some journals are even omitting the Materials and Methods information in the print journal and making this info only available online!  Explore the Internet version of an article to look for one or more of these potentially useful features.

It is becoming increasingly common for Press Releases to accompany the publication of research.  To find news articles related to an article, go to a search engine such as Altavista and search for author’s names in combination with keywords.  If you can find one or more news articles on your article, these often include interviews of authors and give a simpler explanation of the results and significance of the research.

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2004 order of papers. 
To access the papers, go to:
http://webliographer.com/DirectedReadings/

The "background information" is a good place to start to help you in understanding the paper.

Oct 1:  When defense backfires: Detrimental effect of a plant's protective trichomes on an insect beneficial to the plant.

    Assigned background information

        Additional Background information

Oct 15:  Synergism between trematode infection and pesticide exposure: A link to amphibian limb deformities in nature?

         Assigned Background information

Oct 29:  Exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pregnancy and risk of miscarriage: population based cohort study.

        Assigned Background information

Nov 12:  Aortic wall damage in mice unable to synthesize ascorbic acid.

         Assigned Background information



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Fall 2003 - Order of papers - papers available at http://webliographer.com/DirectedReadings/

(Under each paper listing, click on the "Background information" to see what background material you are responsible for - what the quizzes will be based on. Note: you will need to research the topics/terminology listed.)

Oct 3  Effect of angiotensin II on calcium reabsorption by the luminal membranes of the nephron

         Background information

Oct 10  Muscle fiber type is associated with obesity and weight loss

         Background information

Oct 17  Aortic wall damage in mice unable to synthesize ascorbic acid

         Background information

Oct 24  Synergism between trematode infection and pesticide exposure: A link to amphibian limb deformities in nature?

         Background information

Oct 31  When defense backfires: Detrimental effect of a plant's protective trichomes on an insect beneficial to the plant

         Background information

Nov 7  Genetically modified parthenocarpic eggplants: improved fruit productivity under both greenhouse and open field cultivation.

         Background information

Nov 14  Constitutive arrestin-mediated desensitization of a human vasopressin receptor mutant associated with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

         Background information

Nov 21  Molecular Adaptation of a Leaf-Eating Bird: Stomach Lysozyme in the Hoatzin

         Background information

Dec 5  Exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pregnancy and risk of miscarriage: population based cohort study

        Background information

 

 

Fall 2002 - Order of papers - papers available at http://webliographer.com/DirectedReadings/

(Under each paper listing, click on the "Background information" to see what background material you are responsible for - what the quizzes will be based on. Note: we will need to research the topics/terminology listed.)

Sep 27 Lipid-dependent Targeting of G Proteins into Rafts

Background information


Oct 4 Growth of Toxoplasma gondii is inhibited by aryloxyphenoxypropionate
herbicides targeting acetyl-CoA carboxylase

Background information


Oct 11 Dephosphorylation of Cell Cycle - regulated Proteins Correlates with
Anoxia-induced Suspended Animation in Caenorhabditis elegans

Background information


Oct 18 A Transmembrane Form of the Prion Protein Contains an Uncleaved Signal
Peptide and Is Retained in the Endoplasmic Reticululm

Background information


Oct 25 Molybdenum Sequestration in Brassica Species. A Role for Anthocyanins?

Background information


Nov 1 Social Evolution in a New Environment: The Case of Introduced Fire Ants

Background information = This represents the background information for this paper and the following two papers.



Nov 8 Genetic control of social organization in an ant

Background information - see above


Nov 15 A Gene Regulating Ant Social Behavior

Background information - see above


Nov 22 The role of haustoria in sugar supply during infection of broad bean by the
rust fungus Uromyces fabae

Background information



Dec 6 Testicular development in Siberian hamsters depends on frequency and
pattern of melatonin signals

Background information

 

Dec 6 Sequence Analysis of Mouse Vomeronasal Receptor Gene Clusters

Background information

 

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