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bacteria, transformation, GFP, genetic engineering, e. coli, pGLO, plasmid, heat shock
Genetic transformation literally means change caused by genes and involves the insertion of one or more gene(s) into an organism in order to change the organism's traits. Genetic transformation occurs when a cell takes up and expresses a new piece of genetic material. This new genetic information often provides the organism with a new trait, which is identifiable after transformation. Genetic transformation is used in many areas of technology including agriculture and medicine.
Upon completion of Transformation students will be able to: