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Genotype vs. Phenotype: Genetics of Taste

Catalog #3101

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Engage students with a genetics and PCR kit that has a direct link to a testable phenotype. Students are tested for their ability to taste phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), a substance that either tastes very bitter or relatively tasteless depending on the genetics of the taster. Students taste a sample of PTC and extract their own DNA and through PCR compare their phenotypic result to their genotypic result.

  • Direct relation between phenotype and genotype - excellent for teaching the impact of genetic makeup.

  • Simple and fast - As with all GenoSensor educational products, we've worked hard to keep things easy to set up and fast to use, all while providing reliable results.

  • It's fun! Students will love being able to test their own DNA and have a tangible link to the test.
Kit Components Included: Qty
DNA Isolation Components
--Solution A (Lysis buffer) 6 mL included
--Solution B (Neutralizer) 0.6 mL included
--Cotton Swabs 28 swabs included
--Taste Test Strips 28 strips included
PCR Reaction Components
--2X PCR Master Mix (includes primers) 300 µL included
--Positive Control DNA(WT) 30 µL included
--Positive Control DNA(MT) 30 µL included
--Negative Control 30 µL included
Restriction Digest Components
--2X Restriction Digest Master Mix 300 µL included
Gel Electrophoresis Components
--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
3000
GenoSensor Human DNA Isolation Kit

DNA Isolation components only (Solution A, B and Swabs)

30 rxns
$55
3101
Genetics of Taste Kit

Full kit, as detailed in kit components

30 rxns
$175
3101R
Genetics of Taste - PCR Reaction and Digestion Kit

PCR and Restriction Digest reaction components only.

30 rxns

$125

3101CWT
Positive Control for Genetics of Taste Kit(WT)

Extra positive control DNA for use alongside the Genetics of Taste Kit

10 rxns
$30
3101CMT
Positive Control for Genetics of Taste Kit(MT)

Extra positive control DNA for use alongside the Genetics of Taste Kit

10 rxns
$30

3010

DNA ladder Extra DNA ladder 100 µL

$42

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Single Page Protocol click to download Download (currently unavailable)

References

Woodling, Stephen. Phenylthiocarbamide: A 75-Year Adventure in Genetics and Natural Selection. http://www.genetics.org/content/172/4/2015.full. Genetics (April 2006)

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