3. PCR

PCR iconModule 3: PCR

What is PCR?
Using polymerase chain reaction, we can make millions of copies of a specific gene.

SUMMARY Summary:
Learn about the Basics of PCR
video Video:
Watch this video that details the basic process and components of the polymerase chain reaction.
protocol Protocol:
Download handouts for PCR labs:
Mystery Animal PCR
games Games:
How fast can you polymerize? Play DNA – The Double Helix. (nobelprize.org)
Learn more the PCR Method. Play The Eye of the Donkey game! (nobelprize.org)
activities Classroom Activities:

  •  Play the PCR Dash in your classroom
  • Test your knowledge of PCR with this quiz!
Resources Additional Resources:
Virtual PCR Lab (Learn.Genetics)