Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify where DNA testing fits into the genetic engineering story
  • Explain the purpose of PCR (in the context of electrophoresis) and describe its end product
  • Discuss the purpose of gel electrophoresis in the context of breeding
  • Explain what gel electrophoresis helps the researcher visualize and why that is important to the breeder
  • Paraphrase how researchers get the DNA from the plants