Restriction Analysis

Date: 3/31/2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Jeffry Petracca
Audience: Grades 9-12, Undergraduates
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Activity description:

The DNA restriction analysis experiment demonstrates that DNA can be precisely manipulated and that it behaves as predicted by the Watson-Crick structure. Join DNALC instructor Jeffry Petracca to learn how restriction enzymes, the scissors of molecular biologists, can be used to cut DNA and see how gel electrophoresis allows us to see the results.

In this DNALC Live Session, you will:
• Learn how to set up a controlled experiment;
• Explore how restriction enzymes are used in biotechnology and molecular biology;
• Observe how agarose gel electrophoresis is used to separate DNA molecules by size;
• View and interpret electrophoresis results to identify a mystery restriction enzyme.