DNA Barcoding - Rapid DNA Isolation, Part I

Date: 4/2/2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Sharon Pepenella
Audience: High school and undergraduate students and educators
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Activity description:

DNA Barcoding, Part 1 (of 3)

DNA barcoding allows for the identification of an organism through analysis of a short region of DNA within its genome, similar to how the pattern of bars in a universal product code (UPC) identifies each consumer product. Follow Dr. Sharon Pepenella through this three-part series as she introduces you to the wet lab procedures behind isolating, amplifying, and sequencing a barcode region of an organism’s DNA to identify the species!

In this DNALC Live session, you will:

• Gain an understanding of the DNA barcoding process
• Explore how DNA barcoding is used to tackle global issues like monitoring biodiversity and identifying food fraud
• Observe the isolation of an organism’s DNA using a simple and rapid procedure