Exploration Labs: DNA Analysis - Cutting DNA with Enzymes (AP Lab)
Cutting DNA from one molecule and pasting it in another is the basis of the "recombinant DNA revolution" and the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology. In this lab, your students will use the tools of recombinant DNA, called restriction enzymes, to analyze DNA and determine the identity of a bacterial virus.
For more information about this program, contact:
Menzel Smith-Jones Brookhaven National Laboratory Bldg.400C – P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 631-344-4495 (phone) 631-344-7098 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Objectives: Students will participate in discussions and experiments that will allow them to demonstrate an understanding of restriction enzymes and the role of DNA in identifying organisms.