Description: This classroom activity kit contains fully illustrated instructions, five sets of apparatus and sufficient materials for ten experiments.
Carolina Biological Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Kits.
This technically simple experiment simulates the use of DNA in forensic investigations and, in doing so, introduces advanced concepts of PCR and DNA fingerprinting. Students cast agarose gels, load pre-digested DNA and perform electrophoresis. They use the banding patterns of the DNA in the gel to compare the DNA fingerprints of two suspects with evidence and victim DNA. Gels can be run in 45 minutes with five 9V batteries or overnight with one battery.
Apparatus consists of a gel chamber and comb, micro-pipettes and connecting cables.
Materials included are:
- Agarose and concentrated TBE buffer
- DNA samples
- CarolinaBLU® DNA stain
- Pipette tips
- Carbon fibre electrodes.
The following items are required but not included:
9 volt batteries or equivalent DC power supply. The use of mains power is not recommended for this apparatus.
Notes: Also available:
G3.00CK-RK - Classroom refill kit
The classroom refill kit contains replacement materials that can be used with the apparatus in G3.00CK. There are sufficient materials for ten experiments.
If you are not going to use the DNA within 30 days we recommend that the DNA samples be kept in the freezer until such time as you are ready to use them.