What Is PCR and How Does It Work?

SKU: S-48
$55.00

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:


NGSS-aligned with MS-LS1.

This simulation experiment demonstrates the process of DNA amplification by PCR and how the amplified product is detected by separating the reaction mixture by agarose gel electrophoresis.

• Learn the biology behind polymerase chain reactions (PCR) and gel electrophoresis
• Explore the relationship between PCR cycle number and amplified DNA quantities
• Perform agarose gel electrophoresis to separate different sized dye molecules
• Load, run, and analyze simulated DNA samples to observe size and concentration differences

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Group Size:

For 10 lab groups


Time Required:

Complete in 45 minutes


Kit Includes:

Instructions, Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ Dye Samples, UltraSpec-Agarose™, Electrophoresis Buffer (50X), Practice Gel Loading Solution, Disposable Pipets.


All You Need:

DNA Electrophoresis, Micropipettes: 5-50 µl (Optional), White Light Box (Optional), & Microwave or Hot Plate


Storage:

Room Temperature Stable. Storage of Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ samples in the Refrigerator is Recommended

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Group Size:

For 10 lab groups


Time Required:

Complete in 45 minutes


Kit Includes:

Instructions, Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ Dye Samples, UltraSpec-Agarose™, Electrophoresis Buffer (50X), Practice Gel Loading Solution, Disposable Pipets.


All You Need:

DNA Electrophoresis, Micropipettes: 5-50 µl (Optional), White Light Box (Optional), & Microwave or Hot Plate


Storage:

Room Temperature Stable. Storage of Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ samples in the Refrigerator is Recommended