- Date Range: October 2016 - May 2017
- Times Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00am & 11:45am
- Grade Levels:
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
- Class Size: minimum 8, maximum 30
January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
- Requirements: Must register for program at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit.
- Fee: Oct. - Jan.: $70 per program; Feb. - May: $85 per program
- Contact: Debbie Huston at 919.707.9840
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 for the 2016–2017 school year begins Thursday, August 18, 2016
. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule this program, contact the 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.