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Eau That Smell Worksheet Eau d’coli

1. IDENTIFY, in your own words, the main purpose of this experiment.


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2. What are the THREE things we already know about cells and synthetic biology that will help
clarify what’s happening in this experiment?
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3. To REVIEW, what are the differences between the 4 strains you will be using in this
experiment?
Strain Description

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1-2

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1-4

4. Complete the “Predictions & Explanations” chart below (Note: Your predictions don’t have to
be RIGHT, but your EXPLANATIONS need to make sense):

Strain I predict this strain will… … because

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1-2

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5. The DATA TABLE below will help you to organize the data you collect about BANANA SMELL
STANDARDS and CELL DENSITY for each strain in this experiment.

LAG PHASE SMELL STANDARD ABSORBANCE CELL DENSITY

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1-2

1-3

1-4

LOG PHASE SMELL STANDARD ABSORBANCE CELL DENSITY

1-1

1-2

1-3

1-4

STAT PHASE SMELL STANDARD ABSORBANCE CELL DENSITY

1-1

1-2

1-3

1-4

1 OD600 unit = 1 x 109 cells/ml

6. Based on the results from your experiment, answer the following experimental question:

“Which design provides a ‘better’ phase specific banana smell?”

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