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Advanced Bacterial Conjugation Kit (with perishables)

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Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.

  • Designed for 16 to 32 students (8 stations)
  • Minimal teacher preparation
  • Inquiry-based learning

Teach your students about gene transfer between bacterial strains. In 1 of the included strains of E. coli, the gene for antibiotic resistance for streptomycin is located on the chromosome. In the other, the gene for antibiotic resistance for ampicillin occurs as extrachromosomal plasmid DNA. Students use streaking to determine which bacterial strain is the donor strain. Kit contains perishable materials.

Note: Antibiotic solutions and cultures last 1 month when refrigerated.


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
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What’s Included:
  • E. coli Strain I (Str) 
  • E. coli Strain II (Amp and Nal) 
  • 1 Naladixic Acid Solution, 0.5%, 4 mL 
  • 3 Streptomycin Solution, 2%, 4 mL 
  • 3 Ampicillin Solution, 1%, 4 mL 
  • 8 Luria Broth, 10 mL
  • 5 Luria Broth Agar, 400 mL
  • 85 Sterile Culture Plates
  • 100 Sterile Loops
  • 1 Digital Resource Instruction Card
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 8 Laboratory Markers
  • 1 Incubator, 37° C (optional)
  • 1 Boiling Water Bath (or microwave)
  •  Masking Tape
  •  Biohazard Disposable Bags
  •  Solution of Household Bleach, 10%
  •  Parafilm® or Plastic Wrap
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