Comb, Electrophoresis

Description (Brief)
This white plastic electrophoresis comb has five wide tines, one of which has been modified into two smaller tines.
Electrophoresis combs are used to create the wells in gels for electrophoresis, a technique that uses the electrical charges of molecules to separate them by their length. It is often used to analyze DNA fragments. When a gel is poured, a comb is inserted. After the gel solidifies, the comb is removed, leaving wells for samples.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
comb, electrophoresis
user
Genentech, Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 1/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 13.0175 cm x .3175 cm
used
United States: California, South San Francisco
ID Number
2012.0198.20
accession number
2012.0198
catalog number
2012.0198.20
subject
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Genentech

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