All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        9-12

        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share


        Part of WGBH
        99 Favorites
        16919 Views

        Polymerase Chain Reaction

        In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Nebraska's Library of Crop Technologies, learn the basic steps of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a technique used to produce short sections of DNA for analysis. In this technique, various components are combined in a microfuge tube and heated in a thermal cycler. The activity details the process, which results in thousands of identical copies of a DNA fragment. Note: The activity provides a simulation of the process. The characterizations of depicted components and their behaviors should not be taken literally.

        This media asset was adapted from Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary: Polymerase Chain Reaction.

        Contributor:
        Funder:
        Producer:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now