Comb, Electrophoresis

Description (Brief):

This white plastic electrophoresis comb has 20 tines.

Description (Brief)

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.

User: Genentech, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Used: United States: California, South San Francisco

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Credit Line: Gift of Genentech

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0198.18Accession Number: 2012.0198Catalog Number: 2012.0198.18

Object Name: comb, electrophoresis

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 3/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 13.0175 cm x .9525 cm


Record Id: nmah_1427272

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