Extracting DNA in your Kitchen
If the cell has a nucleus, the DNA is located in the nucleus. If not, it is found in the cytoplasm. DNA is the genetic material that has all the information about a cell.
DNA is a long molecule found in the formed by of two strands of genes. DNA carries two copies—two “alleles”—of each gene. Those alleles can either be similar to each other (homozygous), or dissimilar (heterozygous).
We’re going to learn how to extract DNA from any fruit or vegetable you have lying around the fridge. Are you ready?
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