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pglo Transformation lab

Postby konichiwa » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:13 am

I have to write up a conclusion for this lab i have to do for school and i don't understand how I'm suppose to answer these questions. Can someone please help?
The questions are:
With regard to lab results, what could you infer by comparing the reults for of the -pGLO LB/Amp plates and the +pGLO LB/Amp plates?

With regard to lab results, what could you infer by comparing the results for the -pGLO LB plates and the -pGLO LB/Amp plates?

The lab results are:
-pGLO LB plate - 335 colonies
-pGLO LB/Amp plate - zero colonies
+pGLO LB/Amp plate - 37 colonies (that DO NOT glow under UV light)
+pGLO LB/Amp/Ara plate - 41 colonies (that DO glow under UV light)

please and thank you =)
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Re: pglo Transformation lab

Postby canalon » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:51 am

You are in fact supposed to think by yourself. Your results are perfectly reasonnable, and should not make any problem in terms of interpretations. I also suggest you to look at a genetic map of pglo and see what genes this plasmid is supposed to contain. Look also if you have information about the promoters of those genes, that would be useful.

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Re: pglo Transformation lab

Postby mith » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:25 am

You should make a table of what each factor does/tests for. For example the ampicillin plates obviously tests for whether your colonies are resistant.
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