Read autoradiographs with DNA sequences and use bioinformatics databases to identify gene products.
- For ten lab groups
- Set up: 30 minutes PCR: 120 minutes Electrophoresis: 45 minutes
- Intended for use with Edvotek kit 222, 223, or 303
DNA sequence information is being compiled by various genome initiatives and numerous research groups around the world. The management of this data is known as bioinformatics. This information is stored in various DNA sequence databases which can be readily accessed via the internet. In this experiment, students read autoradiographs containing DNA sequences which represent segments of important cellular genes. Using bioinformatics databases, students compare and extrapolate database information and identify the gene product.
Storage: room temperature.
Ordering information: Requires white light visualization system, computer access to the internet.
Delivery information: Includes instructions, three sets of four autoradiograms.