Strawberry DNA Extraction

Strawberry DNA Extraction

Recently we had another lab in our Biology class which was very cool. It was a Strawberry DNA extraction Lab.

 

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This lab was very cool and our teacher decided to postpone the test for it which was great. I saw this lab under the files section of Canvas for a while now and was wondering when we would work on it.

 

During the lab we mashed up a Strawberry and added a buffer which we created to it. The buffer got rid of everything except the DNA. Then we used a gauze and transfers the remains of the Strawberry into a test tube. We added alcohol to the test tube and spun it and DNA came out. Now this lab is very cool because it works for almost any fruit but it works best for Strawberries.

 

During this time we were studying Mitosis and the reason that this ab relates to Mitosis is that Mitosis involves DNA replication and right now we are studying the shape and how DNA gets replicated so this helped a lot.

 

THERE WERE A FEW QUESTIONS ON THE WORKSHEET WHICH I ANSWERED ON THE FILE.

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