DNA Extraction by Jugaad Method

Extraction of DNA in Homelabs: can we extract DNA from banana? How are we going to do this @⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ @⁨Amritha CUBE⁩ @⁨~Enas⁩ @⁨Chitralekha Ma’am Cube⁩ @⁨Himanshu CUBE⁩ @⁨Sakshi Ratnam CUBE⁩ & others .

This topic of DNA Extraction by Jugaad isn’t a new what-about for CUBE as well as for other frugal science collaborations. In academics it is shown to be extracting from plant as well as animal tissues.

@sakshiconsultant2002 trying to isolate DNA from chick Brain and Liver as a part of her 1st year PG Programme and this prompted CUBists like @Theertha @amritha to again become speculative about the steps involved.

@⁨Sakshi Ratnam CUBE⁩ did you extracted DNA from Chicken Brain? @⁨Sakshi Ratnam CUBE⁩ @⁨~Akanksha Joshi⁩ @purva and others ? Why are we not interested in chicken muscle to extract DNA?@⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ @⁨~Enas⁩ @⁨Aditya cube⁩ @⁨Amritha CUBE⁩ & others

Why only employ chicken brain and liver for DNA extraction and why not normal chicken meat(muscle)? This question was raised and there were difference in opinion among CUBists regarding if muscles have DNA or more precisely muscle tissue has nucleus containing DNA?

Leaving this platform open for further discussion on this question for us all.


Why oil water immiscibility and use of detergent become a context for extraction of DNA? What is the role of soap or detergent in the extraction process of DNA from Banana? @Abhi0703 @Theertha