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~ John Dewey

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Today, the girls extracted DNA from peas. First they took a 1/2 cup of split peas, 1/8 teaspoon of table salt and 1 cup cold water in the blender and blended for 15 seconds. Then they poured the pea-cell soup through a strainer into another container and they added 2 tablespoons liquid detergent and they let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, they poured the mixture into a test tube and poured rubbing alcohol down the side until they had equal amounts of alcohol and pea mixture. The DNA rose to the surface and they used a wooden stick to draw the DNA in to the alcohol. Here are some pictures. The last one shows the DNA really well.

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