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Jellyfish experiment in Science

Connor Skelton, Year 10, writes:

Bioluminescent genetic modification

Recently, a group of six students took part in the genetic transfer from a bioluminescent jelly fish to a non-bioluminescent bacteria.

Once the transfer had taken place, the bacteria multiplied into colonies, copying the new genetics every time meaning the newly grown bacteria glowed in the dark.

Our aseptic technique was very important as to not infect the bioluminescent with another bacteria.

It worked with 3 of the approximately 20 petri dishes.

We were astounded we had such success as we were told that we were the only students to have ever had completed such a complicated practical.

 

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