Reflect on why transformation is a potential method of increasing antibiotic resistance in populations of bacteria and on how this, and the lab exercise, reinforces the principles of aseptic technique in a hospital, home, lab, etc.
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Contributors and Attributions
Kelly C. Burke (College of the Canyons)