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mtDNA - The Other Genome

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In this laboratory students will learn about Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in the mitochondrial genome. Students will have the opportunity to amplify a piece of their own mitochondrial DNA by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The product will be used as a template for DNA sample sequencing. The finished sequences will then be used as part of a bioinformatics investigation.

Objective

 

Meets SC Content Standards