ERIC Number: EJ716619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
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Use of Long-Term E. Coli Cultures: To Study Generation of Genetic Diversity & Teach General Microbiology Laboratory Skills
Petrie, Angela; Finkel, Steven E.; Erbe, Jarrod
American Biology Teacher, v67 n2 p87 Feb 2005
A novel method of studying the generation of genetic diversity in an undergraduate microbiology laboratory is described. The basis of this approach is the accumulation of mutations that confer a competitive advantage, or growth advantage in stationary phase (GASP) phenotype, to E. coli grown in stationary phase for extended periods of time.
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Science Laboratories, Genetics, Microbiology, Science Education, Skill Development, Higher Education
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