PTC Genetics MiniLab


Students develop an understanding of electrophoresis and genetic principles in one class period using this fun and engaging MiniLab.

SKU: M3003 Category:


Here’s a fascinating lab perfect for Life Science and Biology students to help them develop a better understanding of genetics and how dominant and recessive traits affect our daily lives. This MiniLab contains materials for 30-40 students in groups of 10. Taste the PTC paper – are you a taster?

  • Students construct a hypothesis about single trait Mendelian inheritance and design an experiment to test it
  • Cast, load, and run DNA samples from a family to connect genotype to phenotype
  • Construct a Punnett square and a family tree to explain experimental results
  • Materials for 10 student groups: 2% Agarose GreenGel Cups, 100 ml TBE Concentrate, 40 PTC test papers, 6 DNA samples, micropipette tips, microcentrifuge tubes, a teacher guide & student worksheet
  • Store in the refrigerator; GreenGel Cups should be left in the original package and protected from light; guaranteed stable for six months with proper storage


Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 x 9 x 4.5 in

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