- 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 Missy Chernick,
at 919.707.8860 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form
This work was supported by the U.S. NSF Plant Genome Program IOS-1127076 and IOS-0822495.