Type:

Interactive, E-book

Description:

Virtual Lab - Objectives

  • Describe the action of restriction enzymes.
  • Explain how a plasmid can be engineered to contain a piece of foreign DNA.
  • Use a plasmid map to predict fragment sizes from a restriction digest.
  • Explain how gel electrophoresis separates DNA molecules by size.
  • Distinguish between plasmids using a restriction digest and gel electrophoresis.
  • Summarize the process of bacterial transformation.
  • Explain how plasmid vectors transfer antibiotic resistance genes to bacterial cells.
  • Design an experiment to select for antibiotic-resistant transformed bacterial cells.
  • Explain the importance of positive and negative controls.
  • Design controls for a transformation experiment.
  • Calculate transformation efficiency.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

student-facing plasmid animation

Language:

English

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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