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Fish Protein Fingerprinting Kits

$11.35 - $266.35

Explore the evolution of fish species through protein analysis. Students perform gel electrophoresis on extracted muscle protein mixtures from 7 different types of fish. Electrophoresis of the protein extracts creates a unique pattern of bands, called a protein fingerprint, for each fish species. Students compare the protein fingerprints from the 7 different types of fish, hypothesize on the degree of relatedness of the fish, and compare their ideas to a standard evolutionary tree of fish.

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

Explore the evolution of fish species through protein analysis. Students perform gel electrophoresis on extracted muscle protein mixtures from 7 different types of fish. The fish protein extracts are provided ready for use. Electrophoresis of the protein extracts creates a unique pattern of bands, called a protein fingerprint, for each fish species. Students compare the protein fingerprints from the 7 different types of fish, hypothesize on the degree of relatedness of the fish, and compare their ideas to a standard evolutionary tree of fish.

** Kit and perishable components will ship separately and may arrive on different days.

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