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Edvotek™ DNA Fingerprinting Using Restriction Enzymes

Learn about restriction enzymes.

Supplier:  Edvotek™ 225

Catalog No. S94610

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Includes: instructions, ''crime scene'' and ''suspect'' Ready-to-Load™ DNA samples, DNA Standard Marker, Dryzymes™ - Eco RI and Hind III, Enzyme Reaction Buffer, Reconstitution Buffer, Enzyme Grade Water, UltraSpec-Agarose™, 10X Gel Loading Solution, 50X Concentrated Electrophoresis Buffer, Practice Gel Loading Solution, InstaStain™ Blue Cards, FlashBlue™ DNA Stain, Disposable Pipets, & Microcentrifuge Tubes

Requires : Required: Horizontal gel electrophoresis apparatus; DC power supply; Automatic micropipets with tips; Water bathHotplate, Bunsen burner or microwave oven Recommended: DNA visualization system (white light); Staining tray and net; 250mL flasks; Pipet pump; Hot gloves; Marking pens;Distilled or deionized water; Ice




  • The objective of this simulated forensic analysis is to develop an understanding of DNA fingerprinting by use of restriction enzymes
  • Hypothetical crime scene samples are provided in addition to DNA samples, restriction enzymes and reaction buffer to digest suspect's DNA
  • Digestion products are separated by agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Students determine the guilty suspect through identification of the unique restriction enzyme fragmentation patterns
  • Does not contain human DNA
  • Some components require refrigeration, some require freezing

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Contains materials for six gels (six lanes each) with InstaStain™ Methylene Blue.



DNA Fingerprinting Using Restriction Enzymes Classroom Kit
6 Gels
1.45 hr.
For dna fingerprinting
Electrophoresis apparatus; power supply; automatic pipet with tips; waterbath; balance; microwave or hot plate; visualization (white light); misc. labware; pipet pumps or bulbs; metric rulers; floating racks; photodocumentation system (optional)
Some components require refrigeration and some require freezing


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