In article <1994Jun16.153637.1 at earth.doane.edu> , dkatz at earth.doane.edu
>I am in search of ideas for my molecular genetics course this coming
>I want the students to use not just the bacterial strains, but also
>mutants. Is there a source for experiments, or does anyone have some
>for experiments and strains?
Tom and Monta Manney have prepared a set of protocols for classroom yeast
genetics, along with a set of strains. The program is really teach
genetics to students before they are in college, but I am sure that you
can get some good ideas from their materials. I used some of the stuff in
my son's elementary school class, and the kids really loved it.
There is one article in Genetics by Tom and Monta Manney (Genetics
134:387 1993 "Genetics in the Classroom").
They have also published an excellent 86 page booklet "Handbook for using
Yeast to Teach Genetics," for which they are asking $10.00.
I have the following e-mail addresses for Tom and Monta Manney at Kansas
Tom Manney tmanney at ksuvm.ksu.edu
Monta Manney mmanney at ksuvm.ksu.edu
>I am aware that there is a yeast strain center. If I can get references
>specific strains, I should be able to request them.
The Yeast Genetic Stock Center at Berkeley distributes strains. Phone:
510-642-0815 Fax 510-642-8589. I don't know if their catalog of strains
is accessible over the internet.
The Kansas State Program distributes the strains needed for their
experiments at a nominal cost.
Department of Cellular, Viral and Molecular Biology
University of Utah Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
stillman at bioscience.utah.edu