Southern blotting is an important technique used widely in clinical genetics and research. By transferring DNA from an agarose gel onto a membrane, the method allows you to analyze and identify the DNA bands on a gel precisely. Your students will use Southern blotting to find a point mutation in the hemoglobin gene indicating Sickle Cell Anemia.
For 5 groups of students.
Time required: electrophoresis 45 minutes, blotting overnight and staining & destaining 10 minutes.
Kit includes: Instructions, Ready-to-Load™ DNA samples, agarose, electrophoresis buffer, nylon membranes, filter paper, blot stain.
All you need: electrophoresis apparatus, power supply, microwave or hot plate, waterbath and 80ºC incubation oven.