Extracting DNA from Fruit
DNA is found inside the cells of all living things. In animals, plants and fungi most of the DNA is found inside the nucleus – the information centre of the cell.
This activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit using basic household ingredients such as washing-up liquid, salt and vodka. You will be using essentially the same chemicals and processes that are used when DNA is extracted in the lab!
A video, activity overview, PowerPoint presentation and instruction sheet are provided to support anyone wishing to run this activity.
This page was last updated on 2021-07-21
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