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GRE Biology: Biology Lab Methods - Chapter Summary
Get a refresher on the uses of immunofluorescence, gel filtration methods, and other cellular and molecular biology lab procedures. Listed below are some of the topics covered in this GRE Biology test-prep chapter:
- Microscope types and their uses
- Lab separation methods
- Immunological methods
In addition to entertaining videos, you'll find transcripts that allow you to view key vocabulary terms and lesson summaries at a glance. There are also self-assessment quizzes that link back to video content so you can come away from the chapter with a solid understanding of the concepts you'll need to be familiar with on test day.
GRE Biology Objectives
The GRE Biology exam contains around 190 multiple-choice questions and is offered to prospective graduate students who want to make their admission materials stand out among other applicants.
Test questions that require a familiarity with cellular and molecular biology lab procedures can be found in the exam's cellular structure and function subsection, which includes around 16%-17% of test content. Prepare for them with this chapter's lessons on the uses of centrifugation, florescence activated cell sorting, Western blotting, and other lab techniques and technologies.
1. Types of Microscopes: Electron, Light & Fluorescence
Microscopes are used to visualize tiny objects and structures that cannot be seen with the naked eye. In this lesson, learn how light, fluorescence, and electron microscopes work and how they are used in scientific and medical research.
2. Separation Methods Used in Biology Labs
Research in cell and molecular biology involves the separation of proteins and other cell components. Here we will investigate some of the key separation methods commonly used. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
3. Immunological Methods Used in Biology Labs
In this lesson, we will discuss immunological methods used in cellular and molecular biology labs. These methods are based on antigen-antibody interactions and include western blots, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry.
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