Biotech Basics: What happens if I Make the Wrong Percentage Agarose Gel?

Electrophoresis is a biotechnology technique can be used to separate dyes, proteins, and nucleic acid like DNA and RNA. Because of its ease of use and its ability to separate different molecules, electrophoresis has become one of the most common…

Video resources for teaching agarose gel electrophoresis

The first time you teach your students electrophoresis, there's a lot of preparation behind the scenes. Not only do you need to choose the experiment, you need to prepare the rest of the materials - for example, background reading about…

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…