Molecular Biology or DNA Analysis

Cloning and Sequencing Explorer Series

Cloning and Sequencing Explorer Series

Molecular biology and DNA analysis are key to many areas of basic and applied biology, and all students should now understand the basics of molecular biology. The Biotechnology Explorer™ kits and series include laboratory exercises that illustrate molecular biology fundamentals and techniques, enabling students to better understand the principles and their application to real-world situations. The Cloning and Sequencing Explorer Series is a multiweek modular course that follows the typical workflow of a molecular biology research laboratory, from nucleic acid extraction through PCR and cloning to DNA sequencing and informatics.

Related Kits for Molecular Biology or DNA Analysis

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.

pGLO™ Bacterial Transformation Kit
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Green Fluorescent Protein Chromatography Kit
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Secrets of the Rainforest™ Kit
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DNA Model Kit
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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?"

Analysis of Precut Lambda DNA Kit
Incorporate the basic tools of molecular biology into your laboratory exercises: cut DNA with restriction enzymes and use electrophoresis to separate and visualize DNA fragments.

Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics™ Kit
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PV92 PCR Informatics Kit
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Use PCR and DNA electrophoresis to test for the presence of two different GMO-associated DNA sequences commonly used in transgenic plants.

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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.

Protein Expression and Purification Series — All Four Modules
Introduce students to the world of cancer research and biomanufacturing with this modular 5–7 period laboratory activity series in which students express, purify, and evaluate an enzyme.

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