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New Course Announcement: Molecular Studies of Marine Biological D

Jose Lopez lopez at HBOI.edu
Thu Mar 18 07:50:15 EST 1999

Molecular Studies of Marine Biological Diversity, May 23 to June 5, 1999

Study of intra- and interspecific genetic variation of selected marine
invertebrates.  Laboratory and field studies will compare diversity found
among tropical mangrove and coral reef habitats in the Indian River Lagoon
and Andros Island, Bahamas.  In a marine conservation and molecular ecology
context, lectures and practical laboratory work will cover modern techniques
such as invertebrate tissue preparation, DNA purification, genomic
fingerprinting, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and molecular
phylogenetic analyses.  Experiential learning through integration into a
Bahamian "out-island" community will also be emphasized.  Open to upper
level biology students and teachers. 3 semester hours credit.  The course
will begin on the campus of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Ft.
Pierce, FL. Course fees 
include lab fees tuition, accommodation and travel to the Bahamas
Environmental Research Center (operated by George 
Mason University's Center for Field Studies) Andros Island.   Dr. Jose V.
Lopez (Harbor Branch Oceanographic 
Institution, course instructor).

For more information please contact Jill Sunderland, 800-333-(HBOI), X506,
Kristina Jones, 703-993-1436 (GMU), or 
visit the following websites:


[Laboratory supplies provided in part by MJ Research, Novex Electrophoresis,
and VWR Scientific Products.]

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