Electrophoresis and DNA Fragment Length Determination Classroom Demonstration Kit

Electrophoresis and DNA Fragment Length Determination Classroom Demonstration Kit

Overview

With this kit students will not only learn about the process of DNA electrophoresis but learn the techniques associated with the process, such as setting up an agarose gel, loading DNA samples in the agarose gel, and staining the gel in order to visualize the DNA bands.

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Electrophoresis and DNA Fragment Length Determination Classroom Demonstration Kit

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Overview

With this kit students will not only learn about the process of DNA electrophoresis but learn the techniques associated with the process, such as setting up an agarose gel, loading DNA samples in the agarose gel, and staining the gel in order to visualize the DNA bands.

Warnings

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Electrophoresis and DNA Gragment Length Determination


   Restriction enzymes are enzymes that are capable of cleaving, or cutting, DNA molecules in very specific spots based on the DNA molecule's sequence of bases. Their discovery and isolation in the latter half of the 20th Century provided scientists with an invaluable tool, and rapidly expanded the field of molecular biology.

   Agarose electrophoresis is a technique for separating the pieces of DNA that result from the use of restriction enzymes. In this activity, students will perform agarose electrophoresis on three DNA samples that have already been treated with restriction enzymes. One sample has been cut with the enzym Hindlll, one has been cut with the enzyme EcoRI, and one has been cut with both enzymes. The resulting pattern of DNA bands on the agarose gel will show that each enzyme affects the DNA differently.

   Students will not only learn about the process of DNA electrophoresis, but also the techniques associated with the process: setting up an agarose gel, loading DNA samples in the agarose gel, and staining the gel in order to visualize the DNA bands. They will also learn how to determine the sizes of unknown DNA fragments after examining their results.

  The kit includes specially treated DNA samples that do not require regrigeration or freezing, prepared agarose that can simply be melted in a hot water bath or the microwave, TBE electrophoresis buffer, and a DNA stain. There is enough DNA to run 10 gels.

**NOTE** The following supplies are required, but NOT supplied: agarose electrophoresis chambers, power supplies, and micropipettes capable of measuring 10µL

Each bottle of our reagents come standard with an MSDS sheet included. If you require a copy of this prior to purchase, please contact us.

Additional Information

SKU

ALDIS3300

Weight

2.0 lb

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