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    Growth of competent cells on LB plate with ampicillin

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    What is the expected result for the following:

    One control sample of competent cells without plasmid was placed on an agar plate without ampicillin. The other consisted of plating cells without plasmid on LB and ampicillin plate.

    What is expected the controls, will you see growth or no growth and why?

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    We have competent cells without plasmid.

    Ampicillin is an antibiotic; antibiotics prevent bacteria from growing. Ampicillin specifically prevents bacteria from making cell walls. Thus, ampicillin will not kill bacteria (that already ...

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    Ampicillin is an antibiotic; antibiotics prevent bacteria from growing. Ampicillin specifically prevents bacteria from making cell walls.

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