As a service to fellow scientists/students, this website contains several detailed scientific protocols and slide show tutorials introducing biological concepts.

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PROTOCOLS - Utilized and/or developed at MGEL

Isolation of nuclear DNA from plants (PDF) - Revised 5/07/2005

Construction of plant bacterial artificial chromosome libraries (PDF)

Siliconizing glassware (PDF)

TUTORIALS - We have prepared several tutorials designed to help interested individuals understand specific biological concepts. 

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) (PDF) - Presents the various steps in FISH using pachytene chromosomes as substrates

Cot Analysis: An Overview (PDF) - A review of the steps in a traditional DNA renaturation kinetics study (Cot analysis)

Preparing Solutions and Making Dilutions (PDF) - A useful "how to guide" for students of all ages