Electrophoresis 101 MiniLab

Fundamentals of DNA Analysis

    • Develop an understanding of the principles of gel electrophoresis
    • Observe the migration of color dyes and DNA samples
    • Plot a standard curve on semi-log graph paper
    • Calculate the sizes of unknown molecules from given information and experimental data

Difficulty Level: 

SKU: M3001
Lab techniques covered:
Gel Electrophoresis
Graph Drawing
Major HKDSE-related chapters:
DNA Fingerprinting

Materials include:

  • Ten 1% agarose GreenGel™ Cups
  • Three color dye samples and three DNA samples
  • One bottle of 100 mL Tris-Borate-EDTA (TBE) buffer concentrate
  • One bag of 0.65 mL microcentrifuge tubes
  • One bag of 2 – 200 µL micropipette tips
  • Teacher’s guide