Banana DNA Extraction

I love labs that use household items.  This article on extracting DNA from a banana from Scientific American is a perfect example.  All items are easily obtainable and the directions were much simpler than some others I saw.  Although we couldn’t let the alcohol and liquified banana sit as long as I would have liked due to shortened periods, we had pretty good results.

I also referenced a similar lab from PBS Nova.  It had some good questions to be asking students:

Extracting DNA from Bananas


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