Producing mutations in bacteria


There are many causes of mutation and some of them can lead to complex and unusual types of mutations. Mutations in bacteria also happen naturally for the purpose of adaptation to new environmental factors. This type of mutation is called directed mutation. Also external factors such as radiation can potentially result in mutations. The most common form of mutation is caused by antibiotics, resulting in new strands of bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic.

 Project description:
In this project you will experiment with bacteria mutation and find a strand of a certain bacterium that is resistant to a certain antibiotic. You may perform your experiments on household bacteria or you may purchase a known strand of a certain bacterium. 
 Details of this project:
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