In the Laboratory
In the lab the samples are prepared, DNA is extracted, microsatellite DNA strands are identified and amplified and the samples from the three populations are compared.
Laboratory Procedure - overview
- Extracting the DNA
- Microsatellites (Introduction | Uses | Measuring )
- Amplifying Microsatellites using PCR
- Running an Electrophoresis Gel
- Interpreting Microsatellite Gels
Below are five gels obtained from blood and tissue samples collected in the field. Interpret the Gels and test your knowledge by answering the accompanying questions.
|Gel 1||Gel 2||Gel 3||Gel 4||Gel 5|