Plant and Animal DNA
Name: Fariba K.
Date: March 2004
What would be the best (and easiest) way to show students
the difference between plant and animal DNA? I can separate the DNA, but
what easy test (can do in class) can I use to show them any differences
between the two?
Why do you want to show the DIFFERENCE between the two? Actually, DNA is DNA no matter what
species it comes from. There is no physical difference between them, except for the sequence
differences (ie. the order of the letters) and you can't see that in a demonstration. I think
showing them that extracting DNA from an animal source (maybe their own) and also a plant
source (such as fruit) and show that it looks the same would be a better demo.
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