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What is needed to read the DNA?

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  1. Aug 24, 2014 #1
    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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  3. Aug 24, 2014 #2

    jedishrfu

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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.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2014 #3
    Thanks for the information. Now I've a little bit more data for searching it. :thumbs:
     
  5. Aug 25, 2014 #4
    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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