Group15: Interacting amino acid replacements allow poison frogs to evolve epibatidine resistance


Edmund D. Brodie III. 2009. Toxins and venoms. Current Biology Volume 19 (Issue 20): R931-R935. DOI: 10.1016

Rebecca D. Tarvin, Cecilia M. Borghese, Wiebke Sachs, Juan C. Santos, Ying Lu, Lauren A. O’Connell, David C. Cannatella, R. Adron Harris,  Harold H. Zakon. 2017. Interacting amino acid replacements allow poison frogs to evolve epibatidine resistance. Science Volume 357 (Issue 6357): 1261-1266. DOI: 10.1126

Rebecca D. Tarvin, Juan C. Santos, Lauren A. O’Connell, Harold H. Zakon, David C. Cannatella.  2016. Convergent Substitutions in a Sodium Channel Suggest Multiple Origins of Toxin Resistance in Poison Frogs. Molecular Biology and Evolution Volume 33 (Issue 4): 1068–1081. DOI: 10.1093

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52 Responses to Group15: Interacting amino acid replacements allow poison frogs to evolve epibatidine resistance

  1. Hayden says:

    Very high quality video, it was interesting to me how an organism’s own poison could affect itself, but it made sense based on what we had learned in class that the organisms had to become resistant to its own poison over time.

  2. Abigail says:

    The idea for the setup of the video is great! However, I think your execution of it could be a little better in order to make the message easier to understand.

  3. Nylah says:

    Informative and nicely laid out, however I would work on recording in a way where the audience cant see you reading off of a paper, it was distracting for me. Second one of the visuals (the frog tree) was blurry and hard to see, so maybe find a better one.

  4. Alyssa says:

    I felt like there was a lack of flow throughout the video. For that reason, it could’ve been executed in a better way. Also, more visuals (graphs, images, etc.) would have been helpful. Overall, the video provided adequate information about the experiment and related it back to the class but this, in particular, should’ve been further developed.

  5. Ian says:

    Overall good video. I feel like starting the video with images may have been a little more interesting to entertain the audience instead of sitting there talking to the camera.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I wish the visuals were more incorporated into the video, i feel like the pics were just flashed on the screen without flowing and transitions

  7. Sara says:

    The information was well portrayed. I thought adding a person drawing out the diagrams was an interesting addition.

  8. James says:

    Flow was good, but the experiment could have been explained better.

  9. Pratima says:

    The video was very high quality, and the background music was appealing.

  10. Kevin says:

    I really enjoy the video. It had a “PSA type” feel with the background music and how the beginning was set up. I thought it was really informative, but the only issue I had was the picture that were inserted. It could use some visual indication to point out certain things that the speaker was discussing at the time.

  11. Vivi says:

    The video was very informative and the graphics was helpful too

  12. Kaitlyn says:

    This video definitely covered the bases it needed to cover. However I think it could have been more professionally executed.

  13. Ansley says:

    Good video. I felt like the paper was well explained throughout the video. It was informative and interesting.

  14. Cristina says:

    I really liked that you had cameos of group members explaining the experiment! And the addition of written questions on screen in regard to what they were addressing helped the audience follow the flow of the video. Your digitized graphic at 2:00 was also very impressive! Shoutout to whoever designed that.

  15. Kaitlin says:

    Your voices were very clear and easy to understand. The drawings on the white board were easy to interpret. Everyone seemed knowledgable on the topic. However, I still found the experiment to be slightly confusing. I think several more visuals would have been a great way to explain the experiment. Also, I had difficulty interpreting the graph since the text size was so small.

  16. Arfa says:

    I think the video would have been more engaging if the group was not reading off of papers. It was also hard to see the graphs because of the camera angle. However, the information was understandable.

  17. Maxwell says:

    I really liked how you had the questions that you were answering at the bottom of the screen for the first scene. It was a great video, and I also liked how you had some background music to make it more entertaining and easy to listen to.

  18. Lily says:

    Very informative video but the information could be a bit dense at times.

  19. Irene says:

    I really liked the music that you used. The information is easy to understand and organized. I think the camera should have angled the whiteboard directly because it was a little hard to see the graph and there should have been a little more visuals.

  20. Andrea says:

    Overall it was very neat and organized, and I liked how you included live and visuals. The diagrams were also very professional and easy to read.

  21. Claire says:

    I thought the script was logical and helped in explanation, but it felt a little choppy at times. I felt like visuals were not fully utilized, for example there is one part where the woman is drawing them but the camera is at such an angle they are unreadable. Captions could have been really helpful too, because the voice-over was hard to hear at times.

  22. Leighann says:

    It was a great idea to talk in the beginning of the video with the questions on the screen because I was able to understand what was being discussed. Information was discussed clearly. It was a but difficult to see the graph since it was recorded at an angle. Also transitions would have been a great addition. The images of the board were clear and visually appealing. Good job!

  23. Manasi says:

    The visuals were helpful, and the video was informative. At points it was little confusing to comprehend all the information presented, but overall it was a good quality video.

  24. Tarab says:

    Your visuals were very clear. Voiceover had some monotone, but other than that it was a great video!

  25. Ashna says:

    The explanations of the figures and visuals were effective. Logical flow of the video made it easy to understand!

  26. Lauren says:

    The visual effects were very good, and I liked the change to having the graphs being graphed visually on the board.

  27. James says:

    The narrators were clear and easy to understand as well as very informative. The voiceover explained the visuals in just the right way.

  28. Gracelyn says:

    Great use of our lab coats, lol. But while it was a great choice to actually use your group members to present the info, it felt more like lecture. With more integrated visuals, it would’ve been easier to understand. Otherwise, great job.

  29. Confidential says:

    The background music is distracting in the beginning and the information wasn’t broken down very well. I need it to be a little slower and put together more. It does improve as the video goes on though.

  30. Mirali says:

    The visuals could have been presented a bit differently but overall I like how you had a theme to your video.

  31. Alianna says:

    I really liked your idea of how to present the information. It was explained well and easy to understand

  32. Daniel says:

    High quality video with good flow and illustrations.

  33. Isabelle says:

    The portions of the videos which had the students on screen were very well done, while the portions that were audio over a still image could have been more engaging.

  34. Madison says:

    Great video, very interesting and well made!

  35. Taylor says:

    Great video! Good job explaining and relating concepts related to the BIO1510 curriculum. Great job!!

  36. Jarred says:

    An informative video and a great choice of background music.

  37. David says:

    This was a very educational approach for presenting the article. It was quite informational, and I thought the video was well done.

  38. Sahar says:

    Your visuals were excellent! They were simple and easy for newcomers to this topic to understand.

  39. Seenam says:

    The visuals were really easy to understand with a theme throughout the video.

  40. Samantha says:

    Great visuals that really complement the ideas of the video. The background music makes the video a little hard to follow, as it makes the video seem like a very serious PSA. Other than this, I think y’all did a great job. I know personally that the article is a little difficult to understand. Y’all did a great job communicating the main ideas that were pertinent to understanding the implications of the article.

  41. Pooja says:

    The setup of the video was very effective. The visuals you used helped make the video very informative and clear.

  42. Elizabeth says:

    I enjoyed the music and followed the theme easily!

  43. Kara says:

    The video is logically presented, but lacks some creativity when it comes to the visuals although it was refreshing to see people talking face to face.

  44. Christin says:

    I liked the visuals (especially the phylogenetic tree) but I think it would’ve been nice if it what we were supposed to be looking at within them was better explained.

  45. William says:

    The way the video flows is unique and refreshing. It helps to keep viewers easily entertained, while still presenting information well. Some of the drawings lack a little bit of creativity, but the face to face aspect of the video is nice.

  46. Carlos says:

    Nice job with the video! I like the narration, however, I wish you would have included supplementary graphics during the graphing on the whiteboard part. It was very hard to follow the narration and connect it to what was going on visually

  47. Kharina says:

    Great job on your video. I really enjoyed your visuals.

  48. Gilberto says:

    I felt that the first shot were a bit disappointing, since it could clearly be seen that you guys were reading of a paper. However, the change in types of shots (face to face, illustrations, whiteboard…) made the video more engaging

  49. Ria says:

    As a visual learner, the layout of the graphs made them must be easier to understand.

  50. Naqiya says:

    The information was relayed well, however, I did not think that the music needed to play throughout the video, especially while you were talking because it was a little distracting. The difference in the visuals used was good. Good job.

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