Genetics: Nature or Nurture – Wednesday

Genetics: Nature or Nurture – Wednesday

Today students began the process to transform ‘normal’ E. coli bacteria (that do not produce green fluorescent protein (GFP)) into bacteria that do produce GFP. The students constructed plasmids and created plates with different E. Coli strains, and on Thursday will identify on which trains transformation was successful.

Ask your student: What is transformation? (A lab technique is used to introduce foreign/new genetic material into an organism)