A Taste of Genetics MiniLab with Electrophoresis Reagents and Micropipette Tips (M6013)

$155.00

Genetics gets personal as students extract and amplify their own DNA, then utilize PCR and electrophoresis to determine their genotype for the PTC tasting trait using a restriction digest assay.

 

Description

A comprehensive kit for 10 student groups to extract & amplify their own DNA with PCR and then do a restriction digest assay to determine their genotype.

 
Teaching AP Biology? A Taste of Genetics MiniLab and extension activities are three Big Ideas in one comprehensive package. Together, these labs are an in-depth exploration of the TAS2R38 gene, covering hands-on genetic analysis, bioinformatics, population genetics, and evolution.

Materials Included in each MiniLab:

Contains enough of the following for 10 student groups, 2 – 3 students per group.

  • Ten 2% Agarose GreenGel™ Cups
  • One bottle of 100 mL TBE buffer concentrate
  • DNA extraction solution
  • Forward and reverse primers for PTC genes
  • Taq polymerase master mix (2X)
  • HaeIII restriction enzyme
  • Restriction enzyme dilution buffer
  • MiniOne® Sample Loading Dye (5X)
  • MiniOne® Molecular Weight Marker
  • One bag of 0.2mL thin-walled PCR tubes
  • One bag of 0.65 mL microcentrifuge tubes
  • Forty PTC taste strips
  • Ten racks of micropipette tips, 96 tips/rack, 1-200µL

Teaching Resources

Use these teachers guides and classroom handouts to get the most out of your A Taste of Genetics MiniLab.

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

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 x 9 x 4.5 in
Reagents for "A Taste of Genetics"

PTC MiniLab: students extract & amplify their own DNA with PCR and then do a restriction digest assay to determine their genotype.

Kit includes: reagents for DNA extraction, PCR amplification, PTC taste strips, PCR and microcentrifuge tubes for ten student groups.

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