BIOL398-01/S11:Class Journal Week 9

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Critically evaluate the Schade et al. (2004) paper.

  1. Overall, do you think this paper was clearly written? Why or why not?
  2. Based on what is written in the methods section, do you think you could reproduce their experiments and data analysis?
  3. What else would you like to know about their methods, results, and future directions?

Class Responses

Sarah Carratt's Journal Entry

  1. Once I started to look up the unfamiliar terms and work through the pictures, the paper became really clear. It was well written and the authors made great comparisons between their study and the traditionally accepted Gasch study. Their whole paper is designed to be clear so that there are no future problems with comparing papers.
  2. If I was given the supplies, this would be a very easy experiment to replicate (aside from human error issues). This paper is very detailed and includes precise times, measurements and even specific descriptions of stains and dyes.
  3. I would like to know if current studies and researchers have set a standard for what can be defined as a cold shock.

Sarah Carratt 23:54, 23 March 2011 (EDT)

Carmen E. Castaneda's Journal Entry

James C. Clements' Journal Entry

Nicholas A. Rohacz's Journal Entry

Alondra Vega's Journal Entry

  1. I personally believe that this paper was clearly written. I feel that I was able to understand most of it and the figures were easy to understand. They had a lot of description and if they did lack something they told us where we could find the details.
  2. This has been the best scientific paper in the methodology section that I have read. The subsections help the reader understand what is going on and what tools were used. They told us the specific strains and where they got them from. Also, they told us what kits they used and the number of replicates. They made it very clear, so we could replicate the experiment. It makes sense too, since in their discussion they talk about the problem with comparing data sets, thus they wanted to make it easier for the people who would compare it to theirs next.
  3. I would like to know if any new mechanism was found that respond to cold stress. Also, if any new genes in the trehalose and glycogen were found to help with the accumulation in the ECR, if there has been any found.

Alondra Vega 21:18, 23 March 2011 (EDT)

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