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Detecting Epigenetic DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis Amplification Kit (with prepaid coupon)

Item # 211403 Exclusive

Use methylation-sensitive enzymes to explore epigenetics—heritable changes in gene expression—that affect flowering in Arabidopsis. Using techniques such as DNA extraction, restriction enzyme digest, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics, students learn the pivotal role DNA methylation plays in gene expression. Each kit contains materials for 25 DNA extractions and PCR reactions.



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

  • Introduce students to the growing field of epigenetics
  • Gain experience working with the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Investigate the role of DNA methylation in gene regulation
  • Use a protocol designed especially for the classroom
Utilize methylation-sensitive enzymes to explore epigenetics—heritable changes in gene expression—that affect flowering in Arabidopsis. By growing wild-type Ler and mutant fwa-1 plants, students are able to observe phenotypic differences in flowering and then investigate this difference using multiple molecular techniques. Students conduct DNA extraction, restriction enzyme digest, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics to investigate the pivotal role DNA methylation plays in gene regulation. Kit contains materials for 25 DNA extractions and PCR reactions. Note: Kit includes a coupon to request perishables later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of perishable materials. Kit must be used within 4 weeks of receiving it.

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Components Qty Included?
Arabidopsis Seed Pack from Ler (Landsberg erecta) Wild Type Included
Arabidopsis Seed Pack from fwa-1 (flowering wageningen) Mutant 1 Included
FWA Primer/Loading Dye Mix, 700 µL 1 Included
McrBc Buffer, 10x, 200 µL 1 Included
McrBc Enzyme, 10 U/µL, 20 µL 1 Included
Guanosine 5′–Triphosphate (GTP), 100 mM, 15 µL 1 Included
BSA, 10 mg/mL, 30 µL 1 Included
Sterile Distilled Water, 1 mL 1 Included
RNAse Solution, 5 mg/mL, 250 µL 1 Included
Potting Soil, Bag 1 Included
pBR322/BstNI Markers, 0.075 µg/µL, 130 µL 1 Included
Ready-to-Go™ PCR Beads, 0.2-mL Tubes 25 Included
Nuclei Lysis Solution, 12 mL 1 Included
Protein Precipitation Solution, 3.5 mL 1 Included
Isopropanol, 100%, 20 mL 2 Included
Ethanol, 70%, 30 mL 1 Included
DNA Rehydration Buffer, 2.5 mL 1 Included
Plastic Pestles 15 Included
Mineral Oil, 5 mL 1 Included
Planting Flat and Tray 1 Included
Plastic Dome Lid 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Tweezers, Scissors, or Scalpel Needed, Not Included
Water Baths/Heating Blocks (65° C and 37° C) Needed, Not Included
Micropipets and Tips, 1 to 1,000 µL Needed, Not Included
Microcentrifuge Needed, Not Included
Microcentrifuge Tubes, 1.5 mL 32 Needed, Not Included
Microcentrifuge Tube Racks 8 Needed, Not Included
Thermal Cycler, Programmable 1 Needed, Not Included
Electrophoresis Chambers Needed, Not Included
Electrophoresis Power Supplies Needed, Not Included
Container with Ice Needed, Not Included
Computer with Internet Access Needed, Not Included
Microwave, Hot Plate, or Boiling Water Needed, Not Included
Vortexer (optional) 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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