Our Sand Pit page is a place for our team to jot down ideas, share cool websites, and post important references that we think our other teammates should see

Sea Slug Inspiration

  1. Cool U Maine Site on kleptoplasty - how some sea slugs steal and use chloroplasts from algae to capture energy from sunlight. [1]

Standard Assembly Methods for assembling dna

remember that we are supposed to use a standard assembly method for construction of our parts. if we do not use the BioBricks iGEM standard assembly then we must get approval for the method we choose. many teams have moved away from the original BioBricks iGEM assembly to more robust methods

  1. Berkeley. "BglBricks: A flexible standard for biological part assembly" J. Biological Engineering. [2]
  2. Venter. "Enzymatic assembly of DNA molecules up to several hundred kilobases" Nat Methods. 2009 May;6(5):343-5. Epub 2009 Apr 12.[3]
  3. Howard Hughes. "Harnessing homologous recombination in vitro to generate recombinant DNA via SLIC".
  4. Univ. of Illinois. "DNA assembler, an in vivo genetic method for rapid construction of biochemical pathways" Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Feb;37(2):e16. Epub 2008 Dec 12. [4]

How to Edit a Wiki

  1. simple formating [5]
  2. the wikipedia wiki editing tutorial [6]

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