PTC Genetics MiniLab (M3003)


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

SKU: M3003 Category: Tag:


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. 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
  • 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
  • Appropriate for high school students (grades 9-12).

Materials Included in Each MiniLab:

Each MiniLab contains enough materials for 10 workstations, 2 – 3 students per workstation.

Materials include:

  • Ten 2% agarose GreenGel™ Cups
  • Six pre-digested DNA samples
  • Forty pieces of PTC tasting test paper
  • One bottle of 100 mL Tris-Borate-EDTA (TBE) buffer concentrate, enough to make 2L of 1X running buffer
  • One bag of 0.65 mL microcentrifuge tubes
  • One bag of 2 – 200 µL micropipette tips
  • Teacher guide

**Please note the following equipment is REQUIRED but not included: 

The MiniOne Electrophoresis System 

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 5.5 × 4.5 in

Supporting Documents

Utilize these teachers guides and classroom handouts to get the most out of your PTC Genetics MiniLab.

* Teachers, please contact us for password to access this file.


Safety Data Sheets

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