DNA Electrophoresis Lab

Gel electrophoresis is a powerful tool used by researchers to isolate and purify DNA fragments and to determine the presence or absence of particular genes in an organism. Based on a real life research question regarding plant disease resistance, students will perform gel electrophoresis, analyze a completed gel, and determine the gene responsible for disease resistance. This program is 1 1/2 hours. This program takes place in the Micro World Investigate Lab.

Science Curriculum Correlation(s): 7.L.2, Bio.3.3

Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2015–2016 school year begins Tuesday, August 11, 2015. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule this program, contact  Debbie Huston, Scheduling Coordinator at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form.

This work was supported by the U.S. NSF Plant Genome Program IOS-1127076 and IOS-0822495.