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pGLO transformation lab

Post by madman1611 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:25 am

Hey, guys. We've recently started doing a lab on genetic tranformation. I'm having a bit of trouble answering the following two questions (i'm not leeching here... i answered all the other by myself and have made an honest attempt by myself, book, and internet- just don't have/could find solid reasoning for the questions below).

1. To genetically transform an entire organism, you must insert the new gene into every
cell in the organism. Which organism is better suited for total genetic transformation—
one composed of many cells, or one composed of a single cell?

2. Scientists often want to know if the genetically transformed organism can pass its new
traits on to its offspring and future generations. To get this information, which would be
a better candidate for your investigation, an organism in which each new generation
develops and reproduces quickly, or one which does this more slowly?

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Post by mith » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:06 am

Are you seriously asking this? I think the answers are glaringly obvious.
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Re: pGLO transformation lab

Post by madman1611 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:10 am

I am seriously asking these.

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Post by mith » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:24 am

1. If you've done the lab you'll already know the success rates of transformations-very low.

2. Which species provides quicker answers? Seriously...come on.
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