News from TASIS England
"AP Biology students have successfully transformed bacteria so that they glow green under UV light! This lab used genetically engineered plasmids - bacterial DNA - which contained genes for antibiotic resistance and the green fluorescent protein [GFP]. The GFP gene originates in a glowing jellyfish and is routinely used as a trace marker in genetic engineering. The students were really successful in transforming the bacteria and using the heat shock treatment method." Thank you to Mrs. Bowden for the explanation.