Exploring Plant Diversity with DNA Barcoding

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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.

* Requires wet ice shipment for next day delivery (by 3:00 pm in most areas)

Group size: For 10 lab groups

Time required:

Extraction - 2 hours
PCR Setup - 10 minutes
PCR - 2 hours
DNA Digest - 60 minutes
Staining - 5 minutes to overnight

Kit Includes: Instructions, PCR EdvoBeads™, Primer G Mix Concentrate, Primer LP Mix Concentrate, EdvoQuick™ DNA Ladder, Control DNA Concentrate, TE Buffer, Proteinase K, NaCl Solution, DNA Extraction Buffer, Restriction Enzyme Reaction Buffer, Restriction Enzyme Dilution Buffer, AluI Restriction Enzyme, UltraSpec-Agarose™, 10X Gel Loading Solution, 50X Electrophoresis Buffer, InstaStain™ Ethidium Bromide, FlashBlue™ Liquid Stain, Micropestles, Microcentrifuge & PCR Tubes, & Wax Beads.

All you need: DNA Electrophoresis, Thermal Cycler, Micropipets: 5-50 µl, UV or Blue Light Transilluminator, White Light Box (optional), (2) Water Baths, Microcentrifuge & Microwave or Hot plate, Scissors or Hole Punch, & Isopropanol.

Storage: Some Components Require Freezer Storage Upon Receipt.

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