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Experimental Design: Yeast Extraction


You are to design an experiment to extract DNA from yeast, run the experiment, and then do a lab write-up with your results.


  1. Investigate yeast cell type as well as yeast cell characteristics.
  2. Study the protocols for onion, wheat germ, bacteria, and thymus.
  3. Based on what you have learned about yeast and its characteristics, design an experiment to extract DNA from your yeast.
  4. Run the experiment.
  5. Complete a lab write-up that includes:
  6. Protocol
  7. Justification of protocol used
  8. Results and conclusions

Onion | Wheat Germ | Lima Bean Bacteria | Thymus | Yeast | Data Sheet and Questions | Design Your Own DNA Extraction Protocol | Teacher Information | References

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