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Perform separation and purification of macromolecules.

Definition

Performance should include the use of safety procedures (e.g., CLIA guidelines), SOPs, sterilization, and correct disposal of hazardous waste. Examples include filtration, chromatography, and solvent extraction.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the purpose of separation and purification in bioprocessing?
  • What products are produced through separation and purification techniques?

Other Related Standards

The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards

BS.02.03. Apply standard operating procedures for the safe handling of biological and chemical materials in a laboratory.

 

BS.03.06. Apply biotechnology principles, techniques, and processes to improve waste management (e.g., genetically modified organisms, bioremediation, etc.).