BIO210

Genetics

Fall 2013

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September 25–27

  1. Gel electrophoresis is used to separate molecules on the basis of their size.
  2. Smaller molecules travel farther than larger ones.
  3. Because DNA has a net negative charge, it travels through the gel when an electrical field is applied.

September 18–20

  1. PCR amplifies a specific section of a DNA molecule, producing billions of copies of each molecule in the original sample.
  2. Each cycle doubles the number of copies of the target DNA section.
  3. Mutant males are used in the first generation of cross 2.

September 11–13

  1. B.
  2. Mitochondria and chloroplasts have many copies of their genomes in each cell, so those genes will be much more abundant in the sample.
  3. DNA barcoding is less subjective than classical taxonomy.

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