General Lab Information


Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering (AP Lab)

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Students will transfer green fluorescent protein and antibiotic resistant genes into E. coli by using genetically engineered plasmid DNA as a vector to carry the genes. The transformed E.coli is expected to grow in a media that contains antibiotic and glow green in the presence of ultraviolet light. 

Session Information: This activity is available in-person only. 

In-Person Session Information
  • 2-hour session, times are flexible
  • One class per session, maximum 30 students per class
  • Can book multiple activities in one day
  • $800 (BOCES-aidable) per session

NYS Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas Crosscutting Concepts Science and Engineering Practices

LS1.A: Structure and Function

LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

LS4.B: Natural Selection

Cause and Effect

Structure and Function


Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

Speaking and Listening Language

Comprehension and Collaboration
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use