The Hill School: Day 2
The day started early Tuesday with first period. Thirty eager students arrived on the bus to determine the results of the amplification of the DNA they extracted the day before. The PCR ran overnight, copying part of a conserved gene in plants, RuBisCo, that can be used to identify the species of land plants.
Using gel electrophoresis, we were able to load gels and run them quickly to see the results. Most students successfully had amplicons – this was a great since they had not ever done DNA extraction or electrophoresis. The samples have been brought back to Rockville for sequencing and will be available for the students to analyze in about two-weeks.
We look forward to working with them again in the future!
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