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Investigate Native Plant Evolution with Chloroplast Sequencing

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In this Science Buddies science project, you'll sequence part of the chloroplast genome from a local native plant in order to determine what other species of plants the native plant is most closely related to. You can customize this kit to include the agarose, loading dye, ethidium bromide, UV protection goggles, and other supplies needed to complete this experiment.

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Native plants are important for both ecological and medicinal reasons. However, most native plants are not very well studied. One way to know more about these plants is to understand which other species of plants they are most closely related to. In this science project you will sequence part of the chloroplast genome from a native plant and use this information to determine its evolutionary relationship to other species of plants. If the plant you chose has not been sequenced before, you can contribute your data to GenBank—the public gene sequence data bank—for scientists worldwide to see and use!

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