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Biochemistry science fair project:
The Best Detergent for More DNA Extraction




Science Fair Project Information
Title: The Best Detergent for More DNA Extraction
Subject: Biochemistry
Grade level: High School - Grades 10-12
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: First Place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2006)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair
Description: The experiment was performed in order to compare the efficiency of three different household detergents during a DNA extraction process from a sample of kiwi cells. The method includes disruption of the cell membrane, liberation of the DNA, and precipitation of the DNA. By finding a cheap, yet efficient, way of extracting DNA strands we can reduce the costs related to buying expensive chemicals by schools that perform this experiment for education purposes.
Links:
http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2006/bach6k2/
Short Background

Can DNA be extracted from onions and observed with the naked eye?

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