DNA Isolation – Tick Extraction
Students will extract DNA from Ixodes scapularis ticks. Students will go through the 2-day process of extracting DNA from ticks. They will use a variety of buffers and isopropanol to complete extracting and cleaning the DNA. It is important to use the 2-day protocol in order to preserve tick cuticles.
1. Extract DNA from ticks
2. Preserve tick cuticles
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deoxyribonucleic acid, lyse
Last updated: 3/3/2015