GMO Investigator™ Kit
Biotechnology is revolutionizing food science and agricultural science. There is a shortage of qualified people in agricultural biotechnology and a need for more people to enter this field. Food and agricultural science activities range from fermentation to reducing the vulnerability of plants to environmental stresses such as those caused by increasing soil salinity. A number of kits including the GMO Investigator™ kit, the Biofuel Enzyme kit, and the Fish DNA Barcoding kit directly address food and agricultural science are relevant and can be incorporated into your lesson plans.
Microbes and Health KitTeach students about bacterial metabolism, cellular chemistry, and the role of bacteria in disease and food microbiology. Follow Koch's postulates by isolating bacteria from yogurt.
Biofuel Enzyme KitExplore enzyme kinetics and function through the real-world application of cellulosic ethanol production. Calculate the conversion rate of a model biofuel substrate by cellobiase.
Got Protein?™ KitIntroduce students to proteomics and provide the tools for them to develop their own protein-based experiments based on Bio-Rad's Quick Start™ Bradford protein assay.
ELISA Immuno Explorer™ KitExplore applied immunology by guiding students in the detection of an antibody or antigen in a sample using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
IDEA Electrophoresis KitTeach the skills required for agarose gel electrophoresis using food dye to illustrate how molecules move through a molecular sieve in an exercise with real-world relevance.
STEM Electrophoresis KitBuild a horizontal gel electrophoresis chamber and show how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are integrated in developing tools to solve problems.
Fish DNA Barcoding KitCombine PCR and DNA sequencing techniques to teach your students how to genetically identify different fish species.
GMO Investigator™ KitUse PCR and DNA electrophoresis to test for the presence of two different GMO-associated DNA sequences commonly used in transgenic plants.
GMO Investigator™ Real-Time PCR Starter KitIllustrate the principles of real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) and its use in testing foods for the presence of genetic modifications.
Cloning and Sequencing Explorer Series — All Eight ModulesClone and analyze a real gene with the Cloning and Sequencing Explorer series, a 6–8 week sequence of laboratory activities ranging from DNA extraction to bioinformatics analysis.
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