ERIC Number: EJ556162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Linguini Models of Molecular Genetic Mapping and Fingerprinting.
Thompson, James N., Jr.; Gray, Stanton B.; Hellack, Jenna J.
American Biology Teacher, v59 n7 p416-18 Sep 1997
Presents an exercise using linguini noodles to demonstrate an aspect of DNA fingerprinting. DNA maps that show genetic differences can be produced by digesting a certain piece of DNA with two or more restriction enzymes both individually and in combination. By rearranging and matching linguini fragments, students can recreate the original pattern of breakpoints in the model DNA. (PVD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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