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How To Extract DNA From A Strawberry

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Most organisms only have 2 copies of DNA, but a strawberry has 8, so that makes it way easier to get. Enough learning lets blow somethin' up! kidding, lol
 
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Step 1: Meterials

Materials: half a strawberry
                   even 10ml solution of salt,detergent, and water
                  cup
                   paper towel
                   beaker
                  3ml alcohol
                   cup

Step 2: Step 1

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Put the strawberry half in a bag and seal the bag. Smush the strawberrt until it is mostly smooth. Slowly pour in the 10ml solution of salt, water, and detergent. Tilt bag back and forth until strawberry innards and solution are mixed well. Mix them carefully so you don't get any bubbles. Let it sit so the solution can dissolve cellular membrane.

Step 3: Step 2

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place paper towel over cup to act as a filter to get out the strawberry chunks.

Step 4: Step 3

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Pour the strawberry mixture through the paper towel

Step 5: Step 4

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Let it sit awhile so it can completely drain.

Step 6: Step 5

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Remove the paper towel. Now you have pure strwberry solution.

Step 7: Step 6

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Pour the juice into a beaker and slowly pour in 3ml of alcohol.

Step 8: Step 7

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Stir skewer and extract DNA. Congratulations you are not a pro DNA extracter