Lab 5: “PCR and Fluorescence Detection of DNA”
- Content from PCR Lab C and Lab D
- PCR Reactions
- Data Analysis
HW: Lab Report 5 (due 11/03/15 at 11:59 pm through OpenWetWare)
10 points – Overall layout: Our Team section, grammar, style
10 points - Lab C content - PCR reaction report
15 points – Lab D content - Procedure: camera settings, calibration & solutions used for calibration, placing samples onto the fluorimeter
15 points – Lab D content - Data Analysis: representative images of samples, Image J values for all samples, fitting a straight line, PCR results summary
50 points – Peer Assessment
| OVERALL LAYOUT||OUR TEAM section||5 pts = Original & non-offensive images; real names||3 pts = More than half original images & information||1 pt = All default green & white avatars; default text
| ||Grammar & style||5 pts = Composition & layout perfect throughout||3 pts = Few spelling errors; images too big or small||1 pt = Many errors
| PCR REACTION REPORT ||Summary||10 pts = Complete description, good text formatting||5 pts = Poor composition||1 pt = Missing (only default text)
| FLUORIMETER PROCEDURE||Camera settings||5 pts = Type of smartphone; settings where applicable, or "N/A"||3 pt = Brand name only; vague||1 pts = Missing all info
| ||Camera set-up ||5 pts = Clear description; distance btwn. camera & drop included ||3 pts = Missing one part of the information ||2 pts = Only one sentence, missing distance
| ||Placing samples onto the fluorimeter||5 pts = Steps are thorough, clear, and easy to follow||3 pts = Run-on paragraphs||1 pt = Instructions are vague/ incomplete
| DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS ||Callibration: 3 drop images, data table, 2 plots with best fit lines||7 pts = Complete||5 pts = Missing one part, somewhat unorganized||3 pts = Missing two or more parts, very unorganized
| ||PCR results: 2 drop images, data table, final results||8 pts = Complete||6 pts = Missing one part, somewhat unorganized||4 pts = Missing two or more parts, very unorganized
Note: *Empty/ plagiarized sections or borrowed images without references receive zero points
Important Information About Grading:
- Plagiarism: Any images that are copy-pasted from the BME 100 workbook, from another group's Wiki page, or from the internet are considered as plaigiarism. Lab reports that contain any plagiarism will receive a zero and will be reported to James Collofello, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Internet images (that are NOT from another group's or previous class's Wiki report) may be used as long as the source is properly cited.
- Do not wait until the last minute to finish your report. Wiki pages are time-stamped after each "save". Only the version of your page that was saved by the deadline will be graded. Any changes made after the deadline will be ignored, no exceptions. Technical problems with the Wiki website must be reported at least 10 hours before the submission deadline.
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