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Genetics Lab Genetically Modified Organisms GMOs Professor Hashimul CRN 26149 Myua Truong October 15, 2015
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Introduction Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been around for many years now within the human society as GMO food products. Though most people do not know what they are or when it came about. GMO food products are food that has gone through genetic modification to either help the products shelf life or to help with nutrition for our growing human population. At the moment there has not been much evidence of whether the GMO products are harmful or beneficial to the human body. Though there are a lot of theories as of how it might affect the human body. For example, scientist have hypothesized that GMO food product can possibly create negative affects such as pesticide resistant insects or antibiotic resistant bacteria. With the negative, scientists have also hypothesized the positive benefits like reduced chemicals in the environment and less fuel usage due to not needed to fertilize crops as often. One method to detect whether a food product is a GMO is by using the PCR method. By using this method we will be able to amplify the TI plasmid gene from the Agrobacterium tumefaceans. This gene is commonly found in most GMO food products. By amplifying this gene, we will be able to determine is our food are genetically modified. Materials and Methods Extraction of DNA We weighed out 2.09 grams of our carrot that we received from Jason’s Deli and, using a mortar and pestle, we grinded the carrot with 6 mL of water into a slurry. We then used the micropipette to add 50 µ l of the carrot slurry into a screwcap tube containing 500 µ l of the InstaGene mix. We continue our process of DNA extraction by boiling the samples in a water bath.
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