Nom Nom Nom!

Nom Nom Nom!

Whoa! I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! I hope everyone’s holiday weekend went well and sorry for only one post this week, but there isn’t too much going on. This week we have just been trying to transform and grow up some bacteria. Basically, we have the DNA segment that codes for the protein that we want (DCP2), or at least we think we do. So we took that segment, and put it in a bacteria plasmid (fancy term for bacteria DNA). Then we put that plasmid into bacteria and grew them up on plates in small amounts, and now we took some of the bacteria off those plates and put it into a fancy liquid that feeds them and helps them grow, hence the nom nom nom. We are using two different sources of RNA from two different subspecies (Aedes aegypti aegypti and Aedes aegypti formosus ) to see what will work. For each subspecies we grew 30 different bacteria colonies on plates and 18 larger scale quantities, a lot right!?

Other than that we got to enjoy Kevin’s Thesis presentation and we are all hoping he is Dr. Kevin now! And a few weeks ago I volunteered to be in a video to show incoming students what to check out in the CVMBS Department, so check that out!

Becca T

    • Becca T
    • July 12th, 2010

    Well thanks kind stranger! I hope for the same!

    • Rach
    • July 12th, 2010

    Your video turned out really cool! I hope new students check out all the stuff that CVMBS has to offer, like you did!

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