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Temperature-Dependent Gene Expression Kit (with Prepaid Coupon)

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Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some basic training in microbiology.

For a class of 32. Students explore the effects of environmental change on the regulation of gene expression. A gene involved in producing a red pigment is turned on (expressed) at room temperature, causing the bacteria to appear red. It is turned off (not expressed) at 37° C, causing the bacteria to appear white.

Note:Keep bacteria culture at room temperature; do not incubate or refrigerate.

** Kit and perishable components will ship separately and may arrive on different days.

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What’s Included:
  • Serratia marcescens D1 Culture
  • 4 Nutrient Agar, 125 mL
  • 20 Sterile Petri Dishes
  • 64 Sterile Applicator Sticks
  • 4 Markers
  • 1 Autoclave Disposal Bag
  • 1 Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Incubator, 37°C
  •  Paper Towels
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