Your students will see for themselves the relationship between genotype and phenotype by performing PCR using DNA extracted from Edvotek® Quick Plants™. Unlike the wild type Quick Plants™, the glabra mutant lacks trichomes (single-celled hairs) on its leaves. Using PCR, your students will compare a region of DNA that differs between the glabra mutant and the wild type plants, so they will see this variation at the DNA level.
For 10 Lab Groups
Set up (30 min) PCR (2 hrs or overnight) Electro (45 min)