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What is needed to read the DNA?

by Richard_Steele
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Richard_Steele
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Aug24-14, 01:43 PM
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I want to know what material is needed if I want to extract the DNA of a plant and show it in a computer.
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jedishrfu
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Aug24-14, 02:11 PM
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You can't do it directly without using a DNA sequencer and some software to put the snippets together.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_sequencing

If the goal is to show it on a computer then someone may have already sequenced it for you and it might be available online.
Richard_Steele
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Aug24-14, 02:16 PM
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Quote Quote by jedishrfu View Post
You can't do it directly without using a DNA sequencer and some software to put the snippets together.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_sequencing

If the goal is to show it on a computer then someone may have already sequenced it for you and it might be available online.
Thanks for the information. Now I've a little bit more data for searching it.

Yanick
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Aug25-14, 01:24 AM
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What is needed to read the DNA?

Hunt around at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Tons of databases there. There is a learning curve involved when trying to find and then analyze the data contained, but it isn't too difficult.


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