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Cauliflower

The NCBE supplies several resouces for plant science education, most of which have been developed with our friends at Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS).

 

PHOTOSYNTHESIS KIT

Phtotosynthesis iconThis kit, which is based on one previously supplied by Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS), allows students to investigate photosynthesis using algae immobilised in calcium alginate. Read more...

 

 

CLONING CAULIFLOWER (plant tissue culture)

Cauliflower kit iconYou may have tried plant tissue culture before, and found it time-consuming and unreliable. This innovative kit provides a simple and effective method for plant tissue culture in schools. Read more...

 

 

THE PCR AND PLANT EVOLUTION

cp PCR kitThis gel electrophoresis module allows students to amplify chloroplast DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The length of the fragments produced can be used to infer evolutionary relationships. Read more...

 

THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS FROM KIWI FRUIT

TLCThis activity was formerly used as an assessed practical task at A Level. Carried out on a small scale, it requires only small volumes of solvents. Read more...

 

 

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