Engineer the genetics of bacteria and control gene expression with a chemical.
- Safety First! The kit uses a non-pathogenic strain of E. coli (K-12)
- Induce gene expression in bacteria
- No prior experience necessary
- Recommended for use with Amino Labs DNA Playground™ (available separately)
The Induce-it Kit™ lets you practice inducing (turning on) gene expression using a chemical. Grow and engineering bacteria with a DNA program, culture the cells and then you decide when you want the DNA program to turn on by adding a chemical to your petri dish.
In this kit students will: Make selective and non-selective agar, pour petri dishes, streak bacteria, make bacteria chemically competent, engineer bacteria using DNA plasmid (bacterial transformation), incubate, culture bacteria, create positive and negative controls, add inducer, incubate, view/analyze results.
Additional equipment required but not included: Microwave or hot-plate, microcentrifuge and Amino LabsDNA Playground™ (In the absence of a DNA Playground, you will also need an incubator, ice bath, and heat block).
Ordering information: Due to popular demand, we recommend you place your order at least a week in advance.
Delivery information: Though kits will ship at ambient temperature, some components will require refrigeration upon arrival. Refer to instructions.