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pBLU® Colony Transformation Teacher Demonstration Kit (with voucher)

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Thanks to the dramatic color change and ampicillin, students clearly see the results of introducing new genes into live bacteria

  • Great for teaching the molecular basis of inheritance
  • Simple, straightforward procedure
  • Minimizes teacher prep time
Designed to match traditional AP® Biology Lab 6. Students use specially developed pBLU® plasmid in a colony transformation procedure to observe the phenotypic effect of inserting new genes into living bacteria. Transformants appear as white colonies on the ampicillin medium and as dramatically blue colonies on the ampicillin/X-gal medium. The Teacher Demonstration Kit includes enough materials for 1 demonstration. Includes voucher to request perishable materials later at your convenience.

AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.


What’s Included:
  • E. coli Culture (voucher item)
  • 1 pBLU® Plasmid Solution, 200 µL (voucher item)
  • 3 LB Agar Plates, Pre-poured (voucher item)
  • 2 LB Agar Plates with Ampicillin, Pre-poured (voucher item)
  • 2 LB Agar Plates with X-gal Solution, Pre-poured (voucher item)
  • 1 50 mM Calcium Chloride, 3 mL
  • 1 LB Broth, 3 mL
  • 2 Transformation Tubes, 15 mL
  • 7 Sterile Transfer Pipets, 1 mL
  • 1 Glass Beads, 1 oz
  • 4 Sterile Transfer Loops
  • 1 Wire Inoculating Loop
  • 1 Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Beaker, 600 mL
  • 1 Container (for glass beads)
  • 1 Culture Tube Rack
  • 1 Wax Marker
  • 1 Bunsen Burner
  • 1 Water Bath, 42°C
  • 1 Autoclavable Disposable Bag
  •  Ice
  •  Bleach Solution, 10%
  •  Incubator (optional)
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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