Class 12 of the Louise-Otto-Peters-school visits the MIE labs
Students of the Louise-Otto-Peters-school working in the lab
On Monday the 26th
of November MIE welcomed class 12 of the Louise-Otto-Peters-school from Leipzig to the molecular lab. During their time in the lab, the students got an insight in molecular genetic techniques by extracting DNA, performing a PCR procedure and running a gel electrophoresis.
Two groups studied the response of field mustard (Brassica rapa
) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum
) to attacks by cabbage root flies (Delia radicum
) or parasitic nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita
). One group identified nematode infestations in tomato plants and two other groups looked at the presence of endosymbionts such as Rickettsia
in lacewings (Chrysoperla carnea
) and cabbage root flies. Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of Frau Starke and all students the day was a great success!