In this lab, students will digest lambda DNA using different restriction enzymes. The DNA will then be analyzed by Gel Electrophoresis.
Lambda DNA is the DNA of a bacteriophage (bacterial virus). Bacteriophages attack bacteria by inserting its DNA into the bacterial cell. Bacteriophage lambda is harmless to humans and other eukaryotic organisms which is why we closely study it!
Lab skills learned
Lambda Digest Lab Manual
Lambda Digest Teacher Guides
Lambda Digest Instructional Power Point
Timeline of Lambda Digest Activities
Lambda Digest Student Materials
Lambda Digest Video Resources