Extraction of DNA

Extraction of DNA

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Lab Report Assistant

This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information in an editable file which can be sent to an instructor.

Observations

Experiment

Extraction of DNA

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Questions

A. Describe what the DNA from the split peas looked like?

B. Were your experimental results what you expected to see? Specifically, was there more or less DNA than you expected?

C. What was the purpose of adding the detergent to the experiment? If the detergent was not used, do you think the experiment results would have changed? Explain your answer.

D. If you used 5% isopropyl alcohol instead of 91% isopropyl alcohol, do you think the experiment results would have changed? Explain your reasoning.

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