Session: PTC Taster Lab: From Phenotype to Genotype
PTC Taster Lab: From Phenotype to Genotype
Are you a supertaster? Explore the molecular genetics of taste using PCR and gel electrophoresis to analyze single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in your taste receptor genes. Complete DNA extraction, PCR, restriction digest and electrophoresis in two or three class periods. Link your DNA to your taster phenotype!
Presenter: Zeke Alvarez-Saavedra, miniPCR
Student Level: High School, Middle School
Subjects: Biology, Biotech, General Science
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