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DNA, extraction, protein, phospholipid, nucleus, membrane, precipitate, buffer, control, kiwi, strawberry
All living things are made of cells. Most cells contain deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, the blueprint of all living things. In prokaryotes (single celled organisms such as bacteria) the DNA is floating freely in the cytoplasm of the cell. In eukaryotes (multi-celled organisms) the DNA is enclosed within a nucleus. DNA contains the genetic code needed to synthesize proteins.
In this activity your students will perform a simple DNA extraction to remove cellular DNA from a fruit of their choice.
Activities and Objectives:
Upon completion of DNA Extraction students will be able to: