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ERIC Number: EJ543494
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Use PCR and a Single Hair To Produce a "DNA Fingerprint."
Campbell, A. Malcolm; And Others
American Biology Teacher, v59 n3 p172-78 Mar 1997
Presents a laboratory procedure that involves students extracting their own DNA from a single hair follicle, using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify a polymorphic locus, performing electrophoresis on the PCR products on an agarose gel, and visualizing the alleles to generate a "DNA fingerprint." Discusses theoretical background, teaching applications, timetable and equipment, beginner's protocol, and advanced protocol. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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