Duostat power supply

Description (Brief)
This power supply was used in the Stanley Cohen lab at Stanford University to run an electrical current through a vertical chamber for gel electrophoresis (see object 1987.0757.14). Gel electrophoresis was one of the most important tools Cohen and Boyer used to analyze the effects of restriction enzymes on plasmids. The technique allows a way to visualize molecules by separating them out according to their length using an electrical current.
For more information on the Cohen/Boyer experiments with recombinant DNA see object 1987.0757.01
Sources:
Accession File
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
power supply
user
Cohen, Stanley N.
maker
Beckman Instruments
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 19 cm x 20.3 cm x 26 cm; 7 15/32 in x 8 in x 10 1/4 in
associated place
United States: California, Stanford, Stanford
ID Number
1987.0757.27
catalog number
1987.0757.27
accession number
1987.0757
serial number
8933
subject
Biotechnology and Genetics
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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