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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)
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