Forensics Enzymology

SKU: 193
$109.00

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:


Enzymes can accomplish a lot but can they also solve a crime? In this simulation experiment, students will determine the level of the enzyme amylase for two drivers to determine who was responsible for a deadly accident. They’ll use an iodine test to visualize the disappearance of the substrate (starch) and they’ll use a Dinitrosalicylic acid test to visualize the appearance of produce (maltose). A great way to understand enzymatic reactions in a fun and engaging forensic context..

• Understand the role of enzymes as biological catalysts
• Determine enzyme activity levels based on two colorimetric tests
• Observe how enzyme levels affect substrate disappearance & product creation rate
• Learn forensic analysis procedures that maintain the integrity of the evidence

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Group Size:

For 10 lab groups


Time Required:

Modules I and II - Complete in 45 minutes each


Kit Includes:

Instructions, simulated control and driver saliva samples, starch, HCl, Iodine, and detection solutions, transfer pipets, microtiter plates, microtest tubes.


All You Need:

Test tube racks, lab permanent markers, test tubes, beakers, distilled water


Storage:

Refrigerator

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Download EDVO-Kit #193 Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

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Group Size:

For 10 lab groups


Time Required:

Modules I and II - Complete in 45 minutes each


Kit Includes:

Instructions, simulated control and driver saliva samples, starch, HCl, Iodine, and detection solutions, transfer pipets, microtiter plates, microtest tubes.


All You Need:

Test tube racks, lab permanent markers, test tubes, beakers, distilled water


Storage:

Refrigerator

Download EDVO-Kit #193 Safety Data Sheets (SDS)