• Lab #6 Molecular Biology / E.coli Bacterial Transformation Conclusion Guidelines: Please answer these questions in paragraph form. The completed conclusion questions will be turned in on Tuesday Feb. 12th stapled to your labs.

    pGreen Transformation
    - What is transformation? How can you induce competence (cause transformation)?

    - What bacteria was used? What genes are on the pGreen plasmid?

    - What was the difference between the prepared + and - cell suspensions?

    - Which plates were the controls? Which plate was the experimental? Describe and explain the differences in the growth patterns on all 4 plates.

    - What is transformation efficiency? What factors might influence this number?

    - Describe any mistakes during your lab that might have affected the results of this experiment.

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