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Unformatted text preview: desaturase A activity than wild type E. coli . Design an experiment to test the hypothesis that an increase in desaturase A activity is sufficient to allow a cell to maintain its replication rate when subjected to low temperatures. Describe the results of your experiment. EXPERIMENT: Transfect slow growing mutant bacteria with promoter linked to gene coding for desaturase A. Quantify a) desaturase activity and, b) rate of growth at 22 degrees Compare rate of growth to wild type. RESULTS: Transfected bacteria express desaturase and acquire rate of growth comparable to that of wild type....
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- Spring '08