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DNA Isolation – Split Peas

Activity Summary

Students will identify microorganisms using short DNA sequences and will utilize the results to graph the population percentage of species found in a “soil sample.”

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Learning Objectives
1. Describe the reasoning behind the various steps required to isolate DNA from a cell
2. Extract and visualize DNA from a split pea

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DNA isolation, DNA extraction

Last updated: 3/3/2015