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Students observe the experimental process called bacterial transformation and demonstrate phenotype changes in bacteria that have been transformed with an antibiotic-resistance gene and a metabolic marker. They create a luminescent population of bacteria by introducing into Escherichia coli (E. coli) a plasmid that contains the lux operon.
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