Thursday, July 06, 2006
MY BABY MUNTANT E-COLI SURVIVED! I mean who would have thought it. yesterday (wednesday) we moved our little E-coli into other containers chalked full of LB Agar solution (some really smelly discusting gel like substance that the E-coli like to eat...eew), but at the same time it was also chalked full of anti-biotics. We made it so the GM (Genetically Modified) E-coli bacteria were imune to ampicillin by putting a specific gene in with th pGLO gene (the one that makes 'em glow under UV light)this gene was called the Bla gene. It made the e-coli release enzymes that cut up the ampicillin effectivly destoying it so the E-coli were able to live in such an environment. And today after lunch we made them GLOW! It was very fun.