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BactoBeads™ are non-pathogenic, freeze-dried microbes (bacteria and lower eukaryotes) that are easily cultured for use in the classroom. Each bead contains microorganisms, buffer, salts and nutrient broth in an instantly soluble pellet.
Careers where DNA Sequencing Technology is Important
The development of DNA sequencing technologies has revolutionized biology and medicine. DNA sequencing is an essential component of multiple biological disciplines, including basic and therapeutic research and medical diagnostics.
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The Importance of Keeping a Laboratory Notebook
In the research laboratories, a scientist’s notebook represents a comprehensive record of the experiments that were performed, why an experiment was performed, and what the results mean.
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Biotechnology Milestones - The Discovery of DNA
The basic unit of all living organisms, from bacteria to humans, is the cell. Contained within the nucleus of these cells is a molecule called deoxyribonucleic acid (or DNA). Today, we know that DNA is the blueprint used to build an organism – our genetic makeup, or genotype, controls our phenotype(observable characteristics). The directions coded for by our genes controls everything from growth and development to cell specification, neuronal function, and metabolism.
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Understanding DNA Sequencing, Part II
DNA sequencing in today’s laboratory is a little different than it was when it was developed in the late 1970’s. Historically, a single sequencing gel contains 48 sample wells, meaning that we could run 12 complete sequencing reactions at one time. This was instrumental for sequencing single genes, but it was not ideal for massive sequencing efforts.
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Waste not, want not — a fun science experiment using leftover FlashBlue™!
Agarose gel electrophoresis is used to separate DNA fragments in complex mixtures according to their size. However, because DNA is clear and colorless, these bands cannot be seen with the naked eye. Edvotek® offers several different methods for visualizing the DNA separated by electrophoresis
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