First, students use thin-layer chromatography to separate the pigments in Cyanobacteria and spinach. By examining the different pigments contained in these two autotrophs, students see the similarities and differences between two diverse kingdoms. The second activity enables students to envision the complex light reactions as dye is reduced to its clear form by the electron-transport chain.
Fresh spinach, spectrophotometers, cuvets, a strong light source, and a blender are required, but not included in the kit.
|Aluminum foil*||Blue-green algae extract*|
|Phosphate buffer concentrate*||Graduated pipets*|
|Thin-stem pipets*||Spinach extract*|
|3-mL Syringes||5-mL Syringes|
|Thin layer chromatography sheets*|
*Denotes items included with refill kit
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 775
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