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Kemtec™ Plant Cancer Kit

Kemtech™ Plant Cancer Kit allows students to investigate cancer in the laboratory.

Supplier:  Kemtec™ 2230

Catalog No. S27529

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  • Students safely explore aspects of cancerous cell growth with this self-contained kit.
  • A fresh carrot is required but not provided.
  • Experiments enable students to visualize the differences between normal cells and cancerous cells, describe similarities and differences between animal and plant cancers, identify cancer cells, identify a plant cancer or gall, and research current theories on the causes of cancer.
  • Students grow their own sunflower plants; then induce crown gall by inoculating plant tissue with Agrobacterium tumefaciens (reply card item ships upon request and only in Continental US) which is required for inducing the cancerous growth.
  • Students then do a Koch’s Postulates Experiment: Inducing Cancer in Carrot Tissue.
  • Allow 3 to 4 weeks if growing plants prior to innoculation and 3 to 4 weeks for tumor growth.
  • Experiment requires approximately one hour of lab time.
  • Designed for 24 students.
  • Recommended in conjunction with Koch's Postulate Experiment so as to use the same Agrobacterium tumefaciens culture or sub-culturing for later use.
  • Kit requires a free USDA permit for handling Agrobacterium tumefaciens to be obtained before the organism can be shipped.
  • Meets National Standards for Grade Levels 9 to 14


9 to 14
Instructor's manual, Dry nutrient agar, Petri dishes, Spray bottles, Agar packet, Dissecting needles, Innoculating loops, Plant cancer flash drive, Sunflower seeds, Prepaid Agrobacterium Living Coupon
18 x 12 x 6 in.
14 to 20
3 lb.


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