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IB (SL) Biology: Ready, Set, Glow!

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Posted on January 30, 2017 by Scot Allen

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Genetic Engineering Lab

IB Biology Students Genetically Modify Bacteria to Make Them Glow!

Students in Ms Ashford's IB (SL) Biology class learned how to transform the bacteria Escherichia coli this week. The common gut bacteria was engineered to include the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene from the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea victoria, that glows under UV light. Students were very excited to learn how to do this and were very proud of their glowing success!