For this lab, a genetic transformation procedure was performed to introduce a plasmid to another cell and when the cell reproduces it will make a new copy of the plasmid. PLoS Comput Biol 2 7 : e However, it also halted the pneumococcal growth by generating free radicals, which are uncharged molecules that have an unpaired valence electron.
We can thus conclude that bacteria can take in foreign DNA through the process of transformation and that this foreign DNA can fundamentally change the bacteria ex: making it glow.
With a new cringle, spread the liquid across the surface of the agar home base lightly.A transposon is a section of DNA whose location can be moved, or transposed, from a plasmid to a chromosome, or vice versa. Conclusion: All four of our hypotheses were correct after reviewing the results. Another reason for doing this experiment is to observe how natural antibiotics affect modern bacteria. Our hypothesis was that the transformed solution with no plasmid DNA and ampicillin would produce no bacteria colonies, as it wouldn't be able to grow without the gene for ampicillin resistance. Discard the tip, achieve a new one, and add the same sum of alimentary stock to the pGLO- tubing. A plasmid is a small circular piece of double-stranded DNA. We can thus conclude that bacteria can take in foreign DNA through the process of transformation and that this foreign DNA can fundamentally change the bacteria ex: making it glow. References 1 Bacterial Transformation Lab. Everything ran perfectly and smoothly. This comes from the plasmid in the pGLO, which allows the bacteria to transform and become resistant to the ampicillin. The third case is the effect on bacteria when no gene for pGLO is introduced, but LB and ampacillin is still introduced, The fourth case is the effect on bacteria when no gene for pGLO is introduced, but bacteria is still placed in a LB enriched environment. This begins with genetic transformation where genes transfer from an organism to another with the help of plasmid. One of these plates will have the ability to glow in the dark because the gene making GFP green fluorescent protein will be turned on.
The third plate, that consisted of bacteria without pGLO in an environment of LB and ampacillin, did not produce any bacteria. Yet, over time, the bacteria develop tetracycline resistance making it difficult to keep the bacteria from growing.
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