Session: PTC Taster Lab: From Phenotype to Genotype

PTC Taster Lab: From Phenotype to Genotype

The rocket that clears the meter mark with the greatest rocket-to-baking soda mass ratio is the winner! You can use this activity in your classroom to engage students in basic engineering and experimental design procedureAre 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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