DNA cannot be isolated from: a.) semen b.) white blood cells c.) red blood cells d.) lip prints...

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DNA cannot be isolated from:

a.) semen

b.) white blood cells

c.) red blood cells

d.) lip prints

e.) saliva

DNA isolation from cells and tissues:

DNA samples can be extracted from any cells that have a nucleus (the central structure that contains the DNA). If a cell does not have a nucleus, it contains no DNA thus no DNA can be isolated. There is one type of cell that has no nucleus, and thus no DNA can be isolated from this particular type of cell.

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The correct answer is C) red blood cells. Thus, of all the cells and tissues listed in the question, DNA cannot be isolated from red blood cells. Red...

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Cells With & Without a Nucleus: Structure & Classification

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Learn about cells and the cell nucleus in the body of a living organism. Understand the classification of cells as prokaryotic cells (cells that lack a nucleus) and eukaryotic cells (cells that contain a nucleus), and examples.


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