Newswise — On September 25, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will introduce Model Organisms I— the third collection in JoVE's Science Education database. The new collection visualizes the basic procedures and historical significance of the three most widely used organisms in life sciences today—the common fruit fly, the nematode roundworm and baker’s yeast.
“These three organisms have led to critical discoveries in fundamental processes in biology,” said Dr. Aaron Kolski-Andreaco, Director of Content at JoVE, “The fly in the genetic control of development, the worm in the control of gene-expression with RNAi, and yeast in understanding cell-cycles and the regulation of genes.”
Each video in Model Organisms I will be accompanied by additional practical application videos, allowing viewers to see real life demonstrations of these concepts and methods. Motion graphics and dynamic images illustrate the complex ideas. “In a text you see a static diagram, but JoVE brings those to life,” said Kolski-Andreaco.
The Science Education collections support teaching new students in the lab, training lab assistants and refreshing experienced scientists on basic practices. Model Organisms I will supplement the two previous Science Education sections, General Lab Techniques and Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology.
JoVE is currently offering free access to Science Education sections but will require a subscription beginning January 1, 2014. You can view the Science Education content at www.jove.com/science-education.
About JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments:
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the first and only PubMed/MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing scientific research in a video format. Using an international network of videographers, JoVE films and edits videos of researchers performing new experimental techniques at top universities, allowing students and scientists to learn them much more quickly. JoVE has published video-protocols from an international community of nearly 8,000 authors in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, and physics.