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Strawberry DNA Extraction directions
Using readily available materials, students can see DNA that they extract from strawberries. Strawberries have eight sets of chromosomes, making the DNA very plentiful. Frozen strawberries and 70-90% isopropyl alchohol, salt and colorless dish detergent are used. To make this an inquiry lab, students could modify the given recipe to see what affects how much DNA can be extracted.