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Animal Identification: Catch a Predator Kit I & II

Catalog #7005, 7006

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The students are asked to identify an unknown predatory animal that is killing calves on a nearby ranch. The kit includes three different DNA, each representing possible animals, and an "unknown" DNA sample left behind by the predator. After completing the experiment, students will not only find out the answer, but also understand restriction digests or PCR, gel electrophoresis, and genetic concepts associated with this experiment.

Each kit is good for 24 students with 6 reactions worth of material for each of the samples (The unknown and Sample A, B and C) and 24 reactions of a 2X Master Mix.

  • Scenario: The rancher found hair left behind by the suspect predator. The students are asked to identify the responsible animal.

  • Multiple Plasmid DNA: Plasmid DNA is used to emulate the genetic diversity seen in animals. Four plasmid samples are included in the kit, one representing DNA from the predator, and three for comparison against the predator sample.
  • Ease of Use: The protocol is easy to understand and follow. Kit components are ready-made and easy to set up, reducing preparation time for instructors.

  • Learning Application: The kit teaches the fundamental concepts of genetic diversity and real world applications in animal identification, while introducing students to restriction digests or PCR and gel electrophoresis.

Kit Components Included: Qty
Animal Identification: Catch a Predator Kit I (Catalog# 7005)
--Sample A, B, C, and Unknown DNA 60 µL for each DNA included
--2X Res. Digest Master Mix (includes restriction enzymes and buffer) 240 µL included
--DNA Ladder 30 µL included
Animal Identification: Catch a Predator Kit II (Catalog# 7006)
--Sample A, B, C, and Unknown DNA 60 µL for each DNA included
--2X PCR Master Mix (includes primers and enzyme) 270 µL included
--ddH2O 30 µL included
--DNA Ladder 30 µL included
Additional Lab Materials and Equipment Needed:
--Heat Block or Water Bath -
--Microcentrifuge -
--Vortex -
--Electrophoresis & Reagents (agarose, -
----------running buffer and DNA dye) -
--Electrophoresis Aparatus -
--UV Lamp / UV Light Box -
Cat # Product Name Description Size List Price
7005
Animal Identification: Catch a Predator Kit - I

Restriction digest full kit, examining animal species, level 1

24 rxns
$138
7006
Animal Identification: Catch a Predator Kit- II

PCR full kit, examining animal species, level 2

27 rxns
$140

3010

DNA ladder Extra DNA ladder 100 µL

$42

User Manual I Cat# 7005 click to download Download
User Manual II Cat# 7006 click to download Download

References

YouTube video shows EduPrimer kit process and its simplicity.

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