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Advanced Bacterial Conjugation Kit (with voucher)

(in stock)


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. Through the process of streaking the conjugated bacteria on 4 different types of antibiotic selective media, students determine which bacterial strain is the donor strain. Kit includes voucher to request perishable materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return voucher to request delivery of perishable materials.

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


What’s Included:
  • E. coli Strain I (Str) (voucher item)
  • E. coli Strain II (Amp and Nal) (voucher item)
  • 1 Naladixic Acid Solution, 0.5%, 4 mL (voucher item)
  • 3 Streptomycin Solution, 2%, 4 mL (voucher item)
  • 3 Ampicillin Solution, 1%, 4 mL (voucher item)
  • 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
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
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.


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