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Quick Plant™ Genetics Using PCR
Cat. #336

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 QuickPlants™, 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)

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Kit Includes: instructions, QuickPlant™ seeds, potting soil pellets and pots, PCR EdvoBeads™, microtubes, primers, DNA extraction buffer, plant homogenization pestles with tubes, agarose, electrophoresis buffer, DNA ladder, InstaStain® Ethidium Bromide FlashBlue™ stain.

All You Need: micropipets to measure between 5 and 50 µl, tips, waterbath, thermal cycler, electrophoresis apparatus, power supply, microwave or hot plate, UV transilluminator.

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