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What is gel electrophoresis?
DNA is cut up to pieces by restriction enzymes.
What moves DNA pieces through a gel?
what happens to small/ large pieces?
small pieces move fast, big ones move slow.
how do you visual the DNA on a gel?
What is DNA fingerprinting?
the patterns of the bands.
what are some uses for DNA finger printing?
- indentify family members
- indentify missing person
- indentify parts of bodies
- trace orgin of diseases
what are the tools used for DNA fingerprinting? (6)
- aragose gel
- power supply
what are the necessities?
- percision instrument for measuring VERY small volumes.
- always use a tip; always keep vertical
stains and DNA
where are the DNAs kept at?
made of carbohydrates. DNA is pipetted into wells.
have platform for gel. two reservoirs of water. + and - electro.
- supplies high voltage to pull DNA through gel.
- always have top on
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