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DNA Extraction and Examination

kit #79

Teach biotechnology without expensive technology in your classroom. Using simple and effective "low-tech" methods, students extract DNA from fruit and examine some of DNA's physical properties. Specially prepared cell lysis and DNA precipitation solutions allows students to easily extract and collect DNA.

Fruit not included in kit. (Frozen strawberries recommended.)


  • Use chemical solutions to extract DNA from plant cells
  • Observe some properties of DNA
  • Understand the structure and function of DNA

Content List in DNA Extraction and Examination is as follows:

Quantity Description
3 Cell Lysis Solution, Bottles
3 DNA Precipitation Solution, Bottles
8 Lab-Aids A/B Trays
8 Funnels
8 Plastic test tubes
8 Plastic droppers
8 Plastic sleeves
8 Poly bags (heavy duty)
8 Graduated cups
1 Cheesecloth squares, pkg of 8
1 Wooden splints, pkg of 12
32 Student Guides
1 Teacher’s Guide
1 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) packet
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 8 groups per period

To complete this kit requires one ~45-50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
DNA Extraction and Examination 79 $123.55
DNA Extraction and Examination REFRESH-A-KIT 79-RC $72.05