Can E. coli cells be transformed into cells that have two new characteristics (ampicillin-resistance and green fluorescent protein production)? This Biotechnology Basics™ kit by Ellyn Daugherty is designed to teach students the basic principles of plasmids, antibiotic resistance, competent cells and bacterial transformation providing an excellent introduction to genetic engineering.
The kit is supplied with all the reagents required to culture bacteria, prepare competent cells (cells able to absorb a plasmid) and a plasmid to be transformed into the bacteria. Easily detect succesful transformation with supplied antibiotic screening and visualization of the plasmid under UV light.
Please refer to the Product Protocol for additional equipment needed.