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LAB: TRANSGENIC FLY VIRTUALLexie CoonsThe purpose of the transgenic fly virtual lab was for us to understand howconstruct and transpose DNA are used in producing a transgenic organism,practice (through virtual procedures using a computer mouse) the steps forselecting and inserting DNA into fly embryos, identify the steps used inproducing a transgenic organism, and utilize transgenic organisms tounderstand gene expression, specifically through experimentation with flycircadian rhythm.This virtual lab is an animated tutorial that is used to help participants becomefamiliar with sophisticated lab procedures and learn how to make a transgenicorganism. By following steps in the virtual lab, participants learn about constructand transpose DNA, how these are used to make a transgenic organism, andexperiments that can be performed on transgenic organisms to understand geneexpression. Participants will learn that a DNA construct is an artificiallyconstructed segment of nucleic acid that is going to be "transplanted" into a