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Agarose Gel Electrophoresis with Food Color: Teacher Guide

Teacher guide. What is electrophoresis? In this activity, students use agarose gel electrophoresis to determine the composition of various food color mixtures. Students learn how molecules can be separated and identified by electrophoresis. This activity is a good introduction to electrophoresis that requires a minimum of special reagents, and we like to do this lab before working with gel electrophoresis of DNA.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-12 16:30:51
Description Teacher guide. What is electrophoresis? In this activity, students use agarose gel electrophoresis to determine the composition of various food color mixtures. Students learn how molecules can be separated and identified by electrophoresis. This activity is a good introduction to electrophoresis that requires a minimum of special reagents, and we like to do this lab before working with gel electrophoresis of DNA.
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Source Biotechnology Project
Keyword Teacher guide, DNA
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-12 16:28:05
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Date Last Modified 2009-10-12 16:30:51
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-12 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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