Edvotek® AP® Curriculum II - Lab 8: Biotechnology - Bacterial Transformation
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Offer students an opportunity to get the most out of their AP® biology class with a lab that reflect the standards of the revised AP® Biology program. This introductory college level lab, designed for the more advanced biology student, provides plenty of opportunities to develop scientific inquiry and reasoning skills while practicing proper lab skills. High school. Contains enough materials for groups of 2-3 students each, 20-30 students total.
In this experiment, transformed cells take up a plasmid containing the GFP gene. The GFP gene was isolated from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria. Transformed colonies expressing the GFP protein are visibly green in normal light but will fluoresce brightly when exposed to long-wave UV light.