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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Fourth time is the charm

WHS students make E. coli bacteria glow with jellyfish DNA


March 7, 2019

WORLAND – Part of the Worland High School AP (Advanced Placement) biology curriculum is to inject E. coli bacteria with jellyfish DNA to create glowing colonies that, once started, could be manipulated into works of art in a petri dish.

For the last three years the AP biology classes have tried to achieve that goal but were unable until this year.

“This is the best it’s turned out, this is the fourth year I have done this lab, and this is the best we have ever had it turn out. We have gotten a handful of colonies here and there and thought we could take and try to draw with them but...

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