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DNA Barcode Amplification Kit (with perishables)

Product Highlights
  • Use DNA barcodes to identify student-collected samples of plants and animals
  • Explore organism diversity by taking taxonomy to the next level
  • Connect students to real-world bioinformatics
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Product Details
Advanced—For experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.

    Explore evolution and taxonomy in molecular biology by bringing bioinformatics to the classroom in an accessible manner. Students take a new approach to taxonomy using "DNA barcodes"—short, unique DNA sequences—to learn about the biodiversity of plants, mammals, fish, or insects. Unlock the barcodes of even more organisms by purchasing the Fungal Primer Set (item #211388, sold separately) to give students the opportunity to explore the diverse world of fungi.

    Students will:

    • Extract DNA from their collected samples
    • Amplify specific regions of the rbcL or COI gene by creating unique barcodes
    • Submit amplified sequences (amplicons) for sequencing and analysis using our custom-designed online tool, DNA Subway

    Kit contains materials for 25 DNA extractions and PCR reactions, and it includes perishable materials. Electrophoresis reagents need to be purchased separately.

    Product Features

    • Revised protocol saves time and delivers robust results
    • Designed, tested, and updated with the classroom in mind
    • PuReTaq™ Ready-to-Go™ PCR Beads
    • Kit equips 25 students


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • Exclamation icon Excepted Quantity - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material in an excepted quantity. This does not incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges. This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery.
What’s Included:
  • 1 Plant rcbL Primer/Loading Dye Mix, 700 μL 
  • 1 Fish COI Primer/Loading Dye Mix, 700 μL 
  • 1 Insect-Mammal Primer/Loading Dye Mix, 700 μL 
  • 1 pBR322/BstNI Markers, 0.075 μg/μL, 130 μL 
  • 1 Silica Resin, 200 μL 
  • 1 Wash Buffer Concentrate, 23.7 mL
  • 1 Sterile Distilled Water, 4 mL
  • 1 Ethanol, 95%, 30 mL
  • 1 Mineral Oil, 5 mL
  • 25 Ready-to-Go™ PCR Beads (0.2-mL tubes)
  • 25 Plastic Pestles
  • 4 PCR 8-Tube Strips
  • 1 Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  •  Collection Tubes, Jars, or Bags
  •  Tweezers/Scissors/Scalpel
  •  Water Baths or Heat Blocks, 37° C and 65° C
  •  Micropipets and Tips, 1 to 1,000 μL
  •  Microcentrifuge for 1.5-mL Tubes
  •  Microcentrifuge Tubes, 1.5 mL
  •  Microcentrifuge Tube Racks
  •  Programmable Thermal Cycler
  •  Electrophoresis Chambers
  •  Electrophoresis Power Supplies
  •  Electrophoresis Reagents
  •  UV Transilluminator or White Light Box
  •  Permanent Markers
  •  Container with Cracked or Crushed Ice
  •  Computer with Internet Access
  •  Safety Goggles
  •  Vortexer (optional)
  •  Camera or Photo-Documentary System (optional)
  •  Smartphone or Camera with GPS (optional)
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