MCB 150
The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Discussion

Discussion 5: DNA Organization


Learning Objectives: Students will understand DNA Organization by investigating a primary research paper. The Meselson and Stahl experiment will be used to get students to think critically, apply previous knowledge, and use the scientific method.


Reading Assignments: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC528642/pdf/pnas00686-0041.pdf


In-Class Work: Students will be given a set of questions pertaining to this article to work through during discussion.


Homework for Discussion 6: Practicing Biology Activities 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 (pages 73-79 need to be completed BEFORE discussion)