User talk:Maria Belding/Notebook/Biology 210 at AU

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3/21/2015 Methods? Data?

3/8/2015 You are missing the 16S rRNA gene sequencing entry. In the future, can you put your newest entry at the top? Thank you. LS


Vert lab - Good catch on the squirrels. What was the dark gray bird? You needed to draw your own food web for your transect. LS


Invert lab - You need to include data! Even if you are relying on Taylor to make the tables, you have to upload it or link to her page. This is your own lab notebook! Also you didn't describe how the Berlese funnel was set up. Anyone reading your notebook should be able to figure out what you did and what you found, and not have to figure out who your lab partners are. You wrote planaria twice rather than Planaria, annelids, and nematodes

2/15/2015 Thank you for including the information from the tables and not just linking to Taylor's page! There were some technical difficulties and I want everyone to have their data on their own pages. You needed to address the questions in the lab manual about fungi. As I told Taylor, the genus of a plant is much more specific than angiosperm, though that is a good place to start. Bryophytes are non-vascularized, so won't have xylem or phloem. I think your fern is in the Division Pteridophyta, and is a Leptosporangiate fern, rather than a lycophyte. It cannot be a dicot; only angiosperms have cotyledons so only they can be monocots or dicots. Try to narrow down what kind of berry bush you have. LS

2/6/2015 I like your titles, and your writing is good. Still, more details in the methods! You should explain how you made the wet mount and did the Gram stain so that someone else could do it. For next week, try to include pictures or drawings of your plants! There are directions for uploading on Blackboard and under the TA's notebook. Or you can store them somewhere else and add a link. LS

1/30/2015 Your hypotheses and conclusions are very good, but you need to fill in the data more. For the first lab, you needed to add a transect map, a description of the method for the Hay Infusion, and some kind of conclusion. For lab 2, you needed a picture or drawing of the protist, more detail on what the hay infusion looked like, and how you prepared the serial dilution and plated it. LS