In this section of the lesson, the students will display their results to the class. The class will then agree or disagree if Hematodinium is the culprit using their data from the lab. The teacher will explain that there are additional methods such as qualitative PCR that provide quantitative, conclusive data for DNA fingerprinting.
Students will be able to analyze their gel in order to determine if Hematodinium DNA is present in crab hemolymph. Students will also be able to investigate various biotech techniques available to scientists in order to select the best methods for positively identifying a suspect.
1. Images of gels from the Exploration.
MdBio Case of the Broken Beaker, http://www.mdbiofoundation.org/?dt_portfolio=case-of-the-broken-beaker