So, from the last two slides, we see that plasmids often do not take up the fragment of DNA we want, and bacteria often do not take up the plasmid. So, what are the three types of colonies of bacteria that grow after genetic engineering?
- Some colonies that have bacteria that did not take up a plasmid
- Some bacteria that have taken up a plasmid that has not sealed in a copy of the gene, but has sealed up on itself to reform the original plasmid.
- Some - the ones we want - that have taken up the recombinant plasmid - transformed bacteria.