Gene cloning is easy to grasp with our colourful model!
With this interactive model your students make base pairs and combine them to make a model of plasmid.
They then use it to learn about gene cloning or genetic engineering by carrying out a restriction enzyme digest and adding an gene insert. This insert can represent either the insulin or green fluorescent protein (GFP) genes.
Your students learn about plasmid structure, use of vectors, marker genes, restriction enzymes recognition sites, sticky ends, multiple cloning site and promoters.
Takes about 20 minutes to make if divided between 5 groups of students. Can be kept intact and reused once assembled.
Dimensions: 40cm/16in diameter
Includes full colour Powerpoint classroom presentation.
Download includes: instructions, colour and mono model templates and Powerpoint file.
All you need: paper, scissors and tape.