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DIY Experiment to extract DNA from strawberry

DIY Experiment to extract DNA from strawberry . You will love doing it.
Materials:
  • 1-3 strawberries (Frozen strawberries thawed at room temperature)
  • Dish Wash Liquid
  • Salt
  • Isopropyl alcohol / Rubbing alcohol
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Small glass jars / glass bowls
  • glass bowls
  • Bamboo skewer / Transfer Pipet/ Glass Rod
  • Cheesecloth
  • Funnel
Preparation:
  1. Take nearly 100 mL of water
  2. Pour 1o mL of dish wash liquid &
  3. Add 1/4 tsp of salt into it & mix well.
  4. Now pour this into a Ziploc bag with 2 Strawberries in it.

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5. Close the Ziploc bag removing maximum of air and crush the Strawberries until it there aren’t any large pieces remaining.

6. Now sieve the resulting mixture through a cheesecloth into another bowl

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7. Add 5 mL of chilled Isopropyl alcohol / Rubbing alcohol into it
8. Now DNA will appear precipitated on the top after some time

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