About the Yeast Engineer-it Kit™
Full STEAM ahead with the Yeast Engineer-it Kit. Add coloful 'Arctic Green' DNA to yeast and see the color change!
This kit contains all ingredients needed to grow and engineer yeast with DNA to create a green fluorescent pigment.
Learn genetic engineering hands-on using a Yeast Engineer-it Kit. At the end of this life science project, you'll have grown and engineered yeast to produce something for you -- a colorful bio-pigment! A perfect way for beginners and experts alike to do fun and safe biotechnology experiments at home, in the classroom, the makerspace, community center, or in a local biohacking DIYbio lab!
Just like the original bacteria Engineer-it Kit, the Yeast Engineer-it Kit lets you grow blank yeast and engineer them using DNA plasmids that tell the cells to create a green fluorescent protein and antibiotic resistance enzyme. As you go through the engineering experiment, you’ll see that while there are similarities to engineering E. coli, the transformation protocol is specific to yeast. As you go through the experiment, try to note all the differences. One key idea to note is that the selection uses antibiotic and antibiotic resistance similar to the E. coli kits you’ve done in the past. However, as you’ll see in other Yeast Engineer-it Kits, there are other selection methods!
If you haven't already, you may want to consider starting with the Yeast Canvas Kit, a fun biology-meets-art kit to learn how to grow yeast and make agar Petri dishes. With these basic skills, you can move on to the Yeast Engineer-it Kit with confidence and complete your first genetic engineering experiment!
Unsure what biotechnology and genetic engineering are? Have a look at our short "What is Biotechnology? Genetic Engineering?" post. And remember, no prior knowledge or skills are necessary to get started with Amino Labs beginner's biotechnology kits!
What will you learn?
What else is needed?
Cleaning and safety supplies are not included in the kit. Necessary safety and cleaning supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, and a chlorinated bleach cleaner or a 10% solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle (you can make this by adding 9 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle). You can add a Mini Safety Set to your kit which includes gloves and a reusable plastic apron to protect your clothes.
For more information about safety, set up and clean up, you can have a look at the instruction manual for the experiment linked in the Ressources section below, and at the "Practicing safe science" page.
Storage & Shipping
Experiment kits are shipped 1-10 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎
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