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Module Summary
Bioluminescence is the process by which living organisms emit light. It’s a biological process that scientists have harnessed for various forms of research. This module focuses on the basis of bioluminescence and the various techniques through which scientists utilize it. Concepts covered include gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, and the properties of enzymes. Emphasis is on the chemical processes that produce bioluminescence and the physics and chemistry behind all of the topics discussed.

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Module Materials (view or download)
Cyber DNA Extraction and Gel Electrophoresis

Module Activity Overview Estimated Class Time
Bioluminescence 1 (90 min) class
Enzymes 1 (90 min) class
Cyber DNA Extraction and Gel Electrophoresis 1 (90 min) class


Last updated: 3/10/2015