Strawberry Dreams

Can we see DNA with the naked eye? This week Ms. Hermanovsky’s Biology class conducted their genetics lab! Students were given strawberries to extract DNA from. They pulverized the strawberries, added a salt + dish soap solution to break down the cell wall and cell membrane, and added ice-cold alcohol to form a precipitate to make the DNA visible. There you have it, strawberry DNA in all its glory!

Nirujah Sutharsan

Hi, I'm Nirujah and I'm a grade 11 TOPS student at MGCI this year !!

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