Carolina has everything you need to teach molecular biology. Molecular genetics covers a broad range of topics key to understanding the roles of DNA, RNA, and proteins; DNA structure, function, and replication; the influence of genes on traits; cellular activities; and genetic engineering. An understanding of these concepts sets the foundation for other biological concepts.
Hands-on labs offer the opportunity to introduce students to DNA as more than just an abstract concept. Students can learn how to extract DNA, conduct gel electrophoresis labs, and analyze data. Transformation labs introduce the importance of cutting-edge experiments that can lead to discussions about CRISPR and gene transfer.
This guide covers top products and content to help support your molecular biology labs. Have your own labs and just need consumables or perishables? We have you covered.
Explore these top labs for molecular genetics:
- DNA Extraction
- DNA Fingerprinting
- Colony Transformation
- Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology
- More . . .
Allow students to complete an engaging and economical lab to visualize DNA extraction. These simple DNA extractions using fruit, vegetables, bacteria, or your own cheek cells can be completed in one lab period.
Introduce your students to the technique of gel electrophoresis and conduct a DNA fingerprinting lab. This lab allows students to look at pre-cut DNA and compare DNA banding patterns to determine similar DNA. The technique can be used for environmental forensics, genetic comparison, or genetic screening.
Open your students’ eyes to the molecular basis of inheritance with this lab. Use pBLU plasmid in a colony transformation to visualize the phenotypic effect of the insertion of new genes into live bacteria.
Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology
Looking for cutting-edge laboratory topics to introduce to your students? We have you covered with hands-on labs that will help build their advanced skills.
Additional Support for Molecular Biology
Here we’ve gathered products and resources to help you teach this concept:
- Videos to guide you through the techniques
- Models and manipulatives to simplify teaching DNA and proteins
- Additional products
- Biotechnology equipment and kit buying guides
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Carolina offers a wide selection of models to help your students understand the structure and function of DNA, enzymes, proteins, and more.
Biotechnology Buying Guides
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