Today, to test how well RecJdprA-- mutants transform, I fed MAP7 DNA to KW20, RecJ-, dprA-, and RecJdprA-- strains. We already know how well the first three strains transform, but I'm doing them together so that I can compare across strains.
I also did a similar transformation with KW20 and pilA- strains for SS.
Lab meeting today was pretty cool, especially the stuff about "polonies". It really felt like JC was showing us a magic trick. George Church is my hero.
Sadly, it's raining outside and I think I'm coming down with a cold. :|