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Bioluminescent Bacteria


Learning Goals: streak a plate of E. coli pNL121 to isolate individual colonies; observe glowing bacteria; investigate the effects of soap and handwashing techniques

Key concepts: prokaryotes, microbiology and sterile techniques, streak plates, bioluminescence, quorum sensing and cell communication

Soap and Handwashing article

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