Investigate the basic principles of genetic engineering by using a plasmid as a vector to transform the bacterium E.coli with a gene for antibiotic resistance. Your students will then design an experiment to identify the antibiotic-resistant transformed cells. In the process, they'll learn the biological process of transformation and calculate transformation efficiency. The investigation includes an illustrated overview of the principles of bacterial transformation and how vectors are used to transfer genes from one organism to another. Note: Includes a redeemable coupon for requesting the prepaid perishable material.