Transformation of E. coli with Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)
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.
Time required: Set Up - 50 minutes / Incubation - overnight / Transformation - 15 minutes
Kit includes: instructions, BactoBeads™ E. coli GFP Host, supercoiled pFluoroGreen™ plasmid DNA, ampicillin, IPTG, CaCl2, Growth Additive, ReadyPour™ Luria Broth Agar (sterile), Luria Broth Medium for Recovery (sterile), petri plates (small), petri plates (large), plastic microtipped transfer pipets, wrapped 10 ml pipet (sterile), toothpicks (sterile), inoculating loops (sterile), microcentrifuge tubes
All you need: automatic micropipet (5-50 µl) and tips, two waterbaths (37ºC and 42ºC), thermometer, incubation oven (37ºC), pipet pumps or bulbs, ice, marking pens, bunsen burner, hot plate or microwave, hot gloves, long wave UV light
Storage: Some Components Require Refrigerator and Freezer Storage