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Posted on: March 7th 2017

Genetic Experiments in Sixth Form Biology

Sixth Form pGLO experiement green glowing bacteria 

Upper Sixth Biology students were experimenting with pGLO transformation on Monday as part of their learning about genetic transformation with the aid of a plasmid. Simply put, they were trying to grow bacteria and transform them by adding the gene code for Green Flourescent Protein or GFP (the same substance that makes some jellyfish luminesce). The experiments showed how bacteria can become resistant to an antibiotic alongside gaining the ability to make the green fluorescent protein through the transmission of plasmids.

Sixth Form Biology Students doing pGLO Transformation Sixth Form Biologists doing pGLO Transformation

pGLO Transformation Experiment in Sixth Form Biology Sixth Form Biology Students pGLO Transformation Experiment

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