Getting the Most out of Electrophoresis Units

Mulvihill, Charlotte
October 2007
Science Teacher;Oct2007, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p52
Academic Journal
The article discusses how electrophoresis units can be used for scientific education beyond biology courses. Electrophoresis separates nucleic acids and proteins and can be used in chemistry courses to illustrate reactions of oxidation reduction and the electrolysis of water. Electrophoresis experiments can also aid students in understanding restriction enzymes in DNA and how to apply Ohm's law.


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