This outstanding program provides a solid foundation in molecular genetics and will prepare your students for advanced college-level courses. Your students will investigate such contemporary topics as DNA electrophoresis, restriction nuclease mapping, and molecular cloning procedures. We now offer a video which was designed to be used with this program. Overview 2 contains the following experiments selected from Standard Program 3:
This series of three experiments provides an introduction to agarose gel electrophoresis, In the first experiment, students identify unknown dye molecules by comparing the electrophoresis migration with the migration of known dyes. In the second, they identify dye molecules that bind to DNA and determine the mechanism. They then study four proteins in experiment three and relate differences in they charges to their migration rates in an electric filed.
Electrophoresis is a powerful tool for separating proteins in complex mixtures. However, it is often necessary to identify specific enzymes and structural proteins after electrophoresis so they can be studied in further detail.
This outstanding program provides a solid foundation in the molecular biology of DNA. Your students will investigate such contemporary topics as restriction nuclease mapping, the complexity of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes and the nucleosome structure of the chromosome. The studies on plasmid amplification using recombinant DNA techniques enable students to conduct the same procedures that form the basis of the biotechnology industry.
The revolution brought about by molecular biology depended heavily on nucleic acid hybridization procedures. These techniques are used extensively in the research laboratory for detecting specific nucleotide sequences in DNA and RNA and are increasingly being applied in medicine for diagnosing disease. Modern Biology Inc. is proud to introduce these methods into your teaching laboratory.
Recombinant DNA techniques played a central role in the recent emergence of biology into the golden age. This program enables the advanced student to approach these frontiers in biotechnology. The program provides a challenging series of seven 3-hour laboratory sessions which are intended to give students hands-on-experience and a detailed understanding of these new investigative techniques and their potentials.