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Using Phylogenetic Analysis to Detect Market Substitution of Atlantic Salmon for Pacific Salmon: an Introductory Biology Laboratory Experiment
American Biology Teacher
  • Erica T. Cline, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Jennifer Gogarten
Publication Date
4-1-2012
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Article
Abstract

We describe a laboratory exercise developed for the cell and molecular biology quarter of a year-long majors' undergraduate introductory biology sequence. In an analysis of salmon samples collected by students in their local stores and restaurants, DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis were used to detect market substitution of Atlantic salmon for Pacific salmon. This allowed students to apply molecular methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing to a socially relevant issue.

DOI
10.1525/abt.2012.74.4.7
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Published as "Using Phylogenetic Analysis to Detect Market Substitution of Atlantic Salmon for Pacific Salmon: An Introductory Biology Laboratory Experiment," Erica Cline and Jennifer Gogarten, The American Biology Teacher Vol. 74, No. 4 (April 2012), pp. 244-249. © 2012by the Regents of the University of California.

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Citation Information
Erica T. Cline and Jennifer Gogarten. "Using Phylogenetic Analysis to Detect Market Substitution of Atlantic Salmon for Pacific Salmon: an Introductory Biology Laboratory Experiment" American Biology Teacher Vol. 74 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 244 - 249
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erica_cline/2/