C. elegans Behavior Kit 166-5120EDU

C. elegans Behavior Kit

Genetics has come a long way since Gregor Mendel presented his work with peas. Genetic techniques are now used throughout biology, and genetics has an impact on many aspects of life. Genetics research frequently uses model systems, which consist of a well-characterized subset of organisms. Many of the Biotechnology Explorer™ modules also use model organisms, for example, the C. elegans Behavior kit and pGLO™ Bacterial Transformation kit. Using these kits, students can gain experiences similar to those encountered in working research laboratories.

Related Kits for Genetics

C. elegans Behavior Kit
Compare a wild-type strain of C. elegans to a neurologic mutant to understand how a loss of the AIY and ASE neurons impacts learning capacity through a chemotaxis experiment.

DNA Model Kit
Easily build a biologically accurate DNA model by attaching the foam nucleotide bases, assembling the DNA strands, and then twisting them into the familiar double helix.

Genes in a Bottle™ Kit
Guide students in using a real-world laboratory procedure to extract genomic DNA from their own cheek cells, then precipitate and bottle it in a necklace amulet — a cool keepsake!

Forensic DNA Fingerprinting Kit
Illustrate the principles of forensic DNA testing methods. Using real DNA as evidence, your students play the role of crime scene investigators to find out "Who done it?"

Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics™ Kit
Introduce the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to your students and enable them to simulate DNA profiling as commonly used in forensic laboratories.

PV92 PCR Informatics Kit
Allow your students to use real-world forensic techniques to extract DNA from their hair follicles or cheek cells and then fingerprint their own DNA using PCR and electrophoresis.

Fish DNA Barcoding Kit
Combine PCR and DNA sequencing techniques to teach your students how to genetically identify different fish species.

GMO Investigator™ Kit
Use PCR and DNA electrophoresis to test for the presence of two different GMO-associated DNA sequences commonly used in transgenic plants.

Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics™ Real-Time PCR Starter Kit
Teach students the principles of real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) and its use in forensic DNA analysis.

GMO Investigator™ Real-Time PCR Starter Kit
Illustrate 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 Modules
Clone 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.

pGLO™ Bacterial Transformation Kit
The pGLO kit enables students to transform bacteria by the same procedure used by molecular biologists to introduce a gene from the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea victoria.

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