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Culturing and Observing C. elegans Kit

Item # 211390

This simple kit makes it easy to introduce students to the model organism C. elegans, a microscopic nematode worm used in Nobel Prize-winning studies on development, programmed cell death (apoptosis), and RNA interference. C. elegans is also widely used in studies to gain insight into the function of many human genes.

Price

$78.50

In stock and available to ship.

Advanced - For experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.

  • Students will: Observe the powerful effect of mutations on phenotype
  • Practice their microscope skills
  • Get hands-on experience with an important model organism
This simple kit makes it easy to introduce students to the model organism C. elegans, a microscopic nematode worm used in Nobel Prize-winning studies on development, programmed cell death (apoptosis), and RNA interference. C. elegans is also widely used in studies to gain insight into the function of many human genes.

In this lab, students perform “chunking,” a simple way to move worms from one plate to another. They then observe the morphology, life cycle, and behavior of both wild-type and mutant worms. The observation that different mutants have different phenotypes emphasizes the relationship of genotype to different phenotype.

Note: Because of the time-sensitive preparation and limited shelf life of the kit’s living materials, please order a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the desired ship date. Plan on using the materials within a week of receiving them. Kit ships only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and is shipped standard overnight delivery.

   This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses. For substitution suggestions, please call us at 800.334.5551 (8am to 8pm, ET, Monday-Friday).

  • This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses. Visit our Login & Registration page to learn how to create a Login and link it to an approved school or business account.
  • This is a special order item that requires additional time for culturing and processing before it ships. Arrival timeframes are available during Checkout.
 
Components Qty Included?
OP50-Seeded NGM-lite Plates 30 Included
BLI-1 Mutant C. elegans 2 Included
DPY-11 Mutant C. elegans 2 Included
Wild-type (N2) C. elegans 2 Included
Spatulas 8 Included
Petri Dishes 36 Included
Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Bunsen Burner 1 Needed, Not included
Stereomicroscope with Transillumination (minimum 30x) 1 Needed, Not included
Beaker with 95% Ethanol 1 Needed, Not included

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Carolina Biological and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center (DNALC) have partnered together since 1986 to make molecular genetics and biotechnology more accessible to students globally. Focused on creating innovative classroom activities that give students the opportunity to go hands-on with DNA and explore the core principles of genetics. Together we have constantly worked to increase the accessibility of many key scientific breakthroughs for classrooms globally, including such techniques as PCR, DNA Sequencing, and RNAi.

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