Virochip DNA Microarray
This tutorial describes how DNA microarrays called Virochips are designed to detect known viruses and discover new ones.
The Click & Learn begins with an introduction to Virochip design and function, and also discusses how Virochips use evolutionary sequence conservation among viruses. It then presents different possible results of a Virochip experiment and their interpretations. The Click & Learn poses questions that challenge students to think about how evolutionary relationships can be used to detect new viruses.
Student Learning Targets
Interpret results of Virochip experiments based on an understanding of evolutionary relationships.
conserved region, detection, evolution, fluorescence, genome, hybridization, laboratory technique, recombinant virus, variable region
AP Biology (2019)
IB Biology (2016)
Vision and Change (2009)