DevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum3

Mary S. Tyler and Ronald N. Kozlowski, both at the University of Maine, Orono
Mary S. Tyler and Ronald N. Kozlowski, both at the University of Maine, Orono

DevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum<sup>3</sup>

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Available online at http://labs.devbio.com

Includes the laboratory manual Developmental Biology: A Guide for Experimental Study, Third Edition, by Mary S. Tyler

Designed to complement Gilbert's Developmental Biology, this unique resource helps your students to understand the organisms discussed in lecture and prepares them for the...

Available online at http://labs.devbio.com

Includes the laboratory manual Developmental Biology: A Guide for Experimental Study, Third Edition, by Mary S. Tyler

Designed to complement Gilbert's Developmental Biology, this unique resource helps your students to understand the organisms discussed in lecture and prepares them for the laboratory. Now in a new online format that allows students the flexibility to use the software from any computer with Internet access.

NEW! Movie excerpts from Differential Expressions
Short excerpts about key concepts in development from the eight movies in the DVD set Differential Expressions are included. These are of a length useful for inserting into lectures or student review.

NEW! Integrated Teacher’s and Student’s Resource
As a study aid for students and a resource for teachers for creating laboratory exams on embryonic chick material, PowerPoint® slides of chick whole mounts and serial sections are included.

NEW! Full video instruction on Histological Techniques
Videos with voiceover show step-by-step procedures for fixing, embedding in paraffin, cutting sections on a rotary microtome, and mounting and staining sections.

NEW! All slides and video in larger format.

Over 140 interactive videos and 300 labeled photographs take the student through the life cycles of model organisms used in developmental biology laboratories. The easy-to-use videos provide students with the concepts, vocabulary, and motivation to enter the laboratory fully prepared. A chapter on zebrafish addresses how to raise the organism and the effects of various teratogens on embryonic development. The site also includes chapters on: the slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum; planarian; sea urchin; the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster; chick; and amphibian.

Laboratory Manual—The Third Edition of Mary S. Tyler’s laboratory manual, Developmental Biology: A Guide for Experimental Study, designed for use with the multimedia chapters of DevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum3, is included and can be printed for classroom use. The manual contains challenging experiments requiring minimal equipment that are suitable for both large and small classes and provides extensive background information and instructions for experiments.

Glossary—Every chapter of the Laboratory Manual includes an extensive glossary.

Website—www.devbio.net augments DevBio Laboratory, allowing convenient access to recipes from the lab book, a searchable glossary, a module on Laboratory Safety, developmental staging series for the model organisms, interactive puzzles, and links to other Web resources.

Study Questions—For assessment of students’ understanding of the exercises (or for their self-examination), chapter quizzes that can be printed are included.

Laboratory Skills GuidesDevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum3 includes several “purely techniques” chapters. One, on making the most of the microscope, includes a “virtual microscope” that teaches how to achieve Koehler illumination, dark-field illumination and how to use polarizing filters. Two other chapters illustrate, in a step-by-step manner, how to make microdissecting tools and how to do histological techniques for paraffin sections. Also included is a slide show on laboratory safety.

†Lifetime access provides the purchaser with online access to the title for the life of the current version.

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Mary S. Tyler is a Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Maine, Orono. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975, under the direction of W. E. Koch. From there she undertook a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University, working with Dr. B. K. Hall, before joining the University of Maine faculty in 1976. Among several awards, she received the University's Distinguished Maine Professor Award in 1981 and the Most Inspiring Professor of the Year Award from University of Maine Student Government in 1997. In 2011, she received the Viktor Hamburger Oustanding Educator Prize from the Society for Developmental Biology. Dr. Tyler's research interests have been primarily in vertebrate embryonic development, studying organ development and tissue interactions using in vitro experimental techniques. She has examined interactions in a variety of organs in the facial region, including the palate, mandible, maxilla, and skull. More recently her interests have included the history of science, and the genetics of development, using Drosophila as a model system.

Ronald N. Kozlowski is Director of the Biology New Media Lab at the University of Maine, Orono. Working with Dr. Mary S. Tyler, he received an M.S. in Biology in 2000. He was project manager of a National Science Foundation-funded project called Environmental Engineering Process Dynamic Laboratory, directed by Dr. L. Katz, University of Texas, Austin. This resulted in the production of an educational Web site showcased by NSF at the ASEE conference in Seattle,1998, as a model site for distant education. Ron has also instructed Apple Computer employees in how the "engagement process" works between clients and developers in higher education. He is a board member of Silva Borealis, a non-profit biology-based foundation in which he also serves as the chief technical officer.