Lab Demonstration - Strawberry DNA Extraction Genetics...

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Strawberry DNA Extraction Genetics Unit, Plant Science and Biotechnology
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Agenda Recap from Yesterday. .. What is DNA? What is a phenotype? Genotype? What is a chromosome? Today. .. Strawberry Lab: This will take the entire class period.
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Why is DNA manipulated in plants? Increase performance (yield, shelf life, etc.) Environmental quality (pest resistance = less pesticide application; disease resistance = more food for you!) Improved nutritional quality (added nutrients to various plants) So much more!
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Molecular Basis of Heredity Cells store and use information to guide their functions. Genes: Genetic material in DNA that direct the production of proteins necessary for cells to function. Phenotypes: Chemical and structural properties of DNA direct how genes are expressed.
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How is DNA extracted from a strawberry? Why is DNA manipulated in plants? Why is it important?
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