DNA extraction from KIWI fruit

Lesley Robertson l.a.robertson at stm.tudelft.nl.removethis
Wed Oct 21 06:09:25 EST 1998

Philip Smith wrote:

> Steve, just wondering if you could post the address of that site again, the
> one you posted before wasn't very helpful (bbc.co.uk--local heroes-- theres
> nothing there). I am very interested in the experiment and would appreciate
> any info on it.. thanks a lot
> > I'm not a professional in this at all,  but following some simple
> > instructions managed to extract the DNA from a KIWI fruit first time.
> > (See BBC.co.uk - local heroes).

It's a sub-page of BBC on-line. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/local_heroes/,
and the method is under "things to make". Some of the other items are also
worth looking at. It was quite a good show, although I couldn't understand why
he insisited on wearing day-glo cycling kit and a helmet throughout - if the
idea was to make scientists seem less threatening, it didn't work (he scared me
and I AM a scientist ;} )
Lesley Robertson

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