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photoreactivation science fair project

Phil jorge2 at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 13 13:40:18 EST 1998


Tammy Patton wrote:
> 
> I am a high school biology teacher looking for suggestions on a science fair
> project dealing with photoreactivation.
> 
> Does anyone know what type of organism is most easily photoreactivated?  We
> are wondering if this type of project would be easy to do in a high school
> setting.  Appreciative of any help you may be able to provide,
> Tammy Patton
> Moore High School
> 300 N Eastern
> Moore. OK 73160
> (405)793-3111
> Fax(405)793-3140


bacteriophage photoreactivation may be a bit complicated for a science
fair project and would evolve back to the bacterial capability anyway. 
To demonstrate the principle, go with E. coli, Psedumonas spp., etc. 
Most bugs are capable of photoreactivation.



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