DNA extraction from KIWI fruit
steve at delete.withnell.demon.delete.co.uk
Sun Oct 18 02:50:44 EST 1998
I'm not a professional in this at all, but following some simple
instructions managed to extract the DNA from a KIWI fruit first time.
(See BBC.co.uk - local heroes).
Everything in the experiment is in common kitchen usage.
1. Is there a stain that is equally commonly available to help see the the
DNA under a microscope?
2. Is it possible to extend this "kitchen chemistry" to extract the
proteinase from the KIWI fruit
and then use it to extract the DNA from other fruits?
3. How do I know that the gooey mess that appeared in the meths was DNA?
(confidence beginning to waver!)
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