We had this series of four short films made about our recent work on amino acid transport at the aphid/Buchnera symbiotic interface.
WANT TO USE THESE FILMS IN YOUR CLASSROOM?
Miami-Dade Public School teachers Bertha Vazquez and Dora Pilz have developed a series of curriculum resources that interface with the films. The materials are available at CPALMS. Click on the RESOURCES tab and search for:
- 160932 Symbiosis Episode 1: Symbiotic Super Powers (Dr. Alex Wilson’s Amazing Pea Aphids!)
- 160936 Symbiosis Episode 2: Aphids Are Weird! (Dr. Alex Wilson’s Amazing Pea Aphids!)
- 160937 Symbiosis Episode 3: Inside the Pea Aphid (Dr. Alex Wilson’s Amazing Pea Aphids!)
- 160943 Symbiosis Episode 4: From Pests to People (Dr. Wilson’s Amazing Pea Aphids)
CURRICULUM RESOURCES CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED ON THE TIES Website
TIES, The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science – click on the “No Evolution Standards at your grade level? Integrate them!” Tab.
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE ACCESSING THE CURRICULUM RESOURCE MATERIALS:
Email Alex and she will send them to you for free!
If you want to read more about the work described in the films, here’s the paper:
Price DRG, Feng H, Baker JD, Bavan S, Luetje CW, Wilson ACC (2014) Aphid amino acid transporter regulates glutamine supply to intracellular bacterial symbionts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111(1):320-325.