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Investigation of DNA Extraction at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William Norman Storms (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Advisor
Velinda Woriax

Abstract: DNA extraction is a method which enables scientists to acquire samples of DNA from different sources. This experiment examined a few of these DNA extraction methods and their efficiency. Each method was conducted in the laboratory to test the procedure. Some procedures worked, while others did not. The extraction methods that did not work were then manipulated and tried again. The protocols that worked were then analyzed with a spectrophotometer to obtain the concentration of DNA within each sample. This also detected whether RNA, or other cellular proteins, were in the extracted material. This data was used to determine how well the method isolates pure DNA.

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Publication
Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1998
Keywords
DNA, DNA Synthesis