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Gel Electrophoresis

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis: Identifying and Troubleshooting Errors

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Learn and become familiar with common agarose gel electrophoresis errors, and to develop an understanding of how to troubleshoot and correct them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Predict how experimental errors will affect results
  • Identify common errors in gel electrophoresis and their causes
  • Understand how common errors should be managed
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Concepts Principles and Theories

  • Apply knowledge of experimental aspects of agarose gel electrophoresis and how they may affect experimental outcomes

Interpreting and Analysing Data

  • Identify errors and determine the influence, or lack thereof, that they have on experimental results

Using Instruments and Equipment

  • Identify a myriad of issues at various points in agarose gel electrophoresis

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