EdvoTech Tips: How does a standard curve work?

Agarose gel electrophoresis uses electricity and a porous gel matrix to separate mixtures of DNA molecules into discrete bands based on their size.  As the current is running, the DNA molecules move through the pores in the gel.  Since it’s…

EdvoTech Tips: Using a DNA Ladder

DNA ladder. Molecular size marker. Standard DNA fragments. You may have heard these terms before, but been confused as to what they are. The great thing is that these terms all refer to the same reagent, which makes it easy…