Gel Electrophoresis

Explore electrophoresis with The Amoeba Sisters! This biotechnology video introduces gel electrophoresis and how it functions to separate molecules by size. Expand video details for table of contents. 👇 Video has handout: http://www.amoebasisters.com/handouts.

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Major Points in Video:
(Example of) How Gel Electrophoresis Can Sort Molecules 1:42
Restriction Enzyme Role 3:20
Example 1: Mother and Baby Guppy Electrophoresis 4:31
Longer DNA Fragments vs. Smaller DNA Fragments 4:49
Example 2: Problem Solving with Gel Electrophoresis 5:33
DNA Ladder: 6:05
DNA Fingerprinting 7:14

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