Using their own DNA, students will discover and compare their version of a bitter taste receptor gene.
Students will explore how different genetic variants evolve in populations and consider a case of convergent evolution.
Using their own DNA students will discover and compare their version of a bitter taste receptor gene (their genotype) to their ability to taste the bitter compound (their phenotype).
In our specially equipped laboratory students will carry out modern molecular biology techniques including; DNA extraction, micropipetting, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), restriction enzyme digest, and gel electrophoresis.
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