In this inquiry-based lab, your class will explore the genetic diversity of ten selected plants. Students will isolate plant DNA and use PCR to amplify two polymorphic regions of the chloroplast genome. Digestion of PCR products and analysis by agarose gel electrophoresis will then be used to generate unique identification profiles for each plant.
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For 10 Lab Groups
DNA Isolation (2 hrs) Set-Up (30 min) DNA Digest (60 min)