Biotechnology has changed the future of medicine, food supply and everyday living.
STEM Reactor offers Experiment Packages for studying Biotechnology using, Bacterial Transformation is a key technique used to insert genes into organisms.
Students learn about the ability of genome modification to produce organisms with varying characteristics. They will insert new genes into E. Coli DNA and observe the differences between modified and unmodified organisms.
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Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology experimental kits
Edvotek 223 - Transformation of E. coli with Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) - $199
In this experiment, students will explore the biological process of bacterial transformation using E. coli and plasmid DNA. At the end of the activity, students will have experience observing and analyzing acquired traits (ampicillin resistance and fluorescence) as exhibited by transformed bacterial cells.
Edvotek 221 - Transformation of E. coli with pGAL™ (Blue Colony) - $199
In this experiment, your students will develop an understanding of bacterial transformation by plasmid DNA by introducing an opportunity to observe an acquired phenotypic trait of the transformed bacterial cells. The presence of blue bacterial colonies visually demonstrates the expression of a specific gene for the Lac+ phenotype.
Edvotek 255 - Purification & Size Determination of Green & Blue Fluorescent Proteins - $169
When bacteria are used to make medicinally useful proteins by transformation, the protein of interest must be separated from all of the other cellular proteins. The column fractions containing GFP or BFP will be identified by fluorescence and then purified.