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Outbreak! Fingerprinting Virus DNA 4-Station Kit

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Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.

With this easy-to-use kit students become virus hunters as they interpret DNA fingerprints to identify the viral strain responsible for a potentially deadly fictitious disease outbreak.

Students load harmless predigested DNA samples onto agarose gels and separate the fragments to produce fingerprints. References to articles on emerging diseases are included so your class can learn more about them. Materials supplied are sufficient for 4 student groups.


What’s Included:
  • 4 Alabama Virus DNA, 20 µL
  • 4 Missouri Virus DNA, 20 µL
  • 4 Pennsylvania Virus DNA, 20 µL
  • CarolinaBLU® Final Stain, 250 mL
  • CarolinaBLU® Gel and Buffer Stain, 7 mL
  • 4 Staining Trays
  • 16 Pipets
  • 8 Gloves
  • 1 Agarose, 2.4 g
  • 1 TAE Buffer, 50x, 50 mL
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  • 4 Gel Electrophoresis Chambers
  • 4 Power Supplies
  • 4 Racks (for samples)
  • 1 Graduated Cylinder, 1 L
  • 1 Flask, 3 L
  • 1 Flask, 0.5 L
  • 1 Water Bath, Hot Plate, or Microwave
  • 4 Permanent Markers
  •  PPE for Instructor and Students
  •  White-light Box, Slide Viewer, or Overhead Projector
  •  Aluminum Foil
  •  Masking Tape
  •  Distilled or Deionized Water
  •  Microcentrifuge (optional)
  •  Funnel (optional)
  •  Instant or Digital Camera (optional)
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