Talk:CH391L/S13/Refactoring Operons

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  • Gabriel Wu 17:29, 1 April 2013 (EDT): Did pH or carbonation pose any problems when using soda as a growth medium?
    • Neil R Gottel 17:50, 3 April 2013 (EDT):Don't know about those, but some of the energy drinks didn't work because of the other weird things they put in there (I believe 5 hour energy didn't work, but Monster was fine.
      • Catherine I. Mortensen 18:12, 4 April 2013 (EDT):Is it possible that the 5 hour energy didn't work because of the intense concentration of caffeine in such a small bottle...? Maybe there were just too many methylxanthines for the cell to handle?
  • Neil R Gottel 17:50, 3 April 2013 (EDT):This refactoring stuff is pretty awesome, and it looks like several of our potential projects will require it, like our steroid and smell degradation ideas. I love how you can just simplify it down to simple diagrams. Too bad that refactored nitrogenase gene set had such poor performance, I was hoping to see it work even better than normal.
  • Alvaro E. Rodriguez M. 21:40, 4 April 2013 (EDT): I can imagine a situation where this could become in handy...such as taking an operon and trying to simplify it to make it work and understanding the function and then an IDT like store where you could shop for parts would have it ready for a researcher in this refactored format. The problem is that as said in class not many people have done it, although as a tool it would become in handy. Also I don't know how many of you guys know about the coming Biobrick Conference, I didn't know where else to post this but looks interesting.
  • Yunle Huang 23:05, 4 April 2013 (EDT):Could you clarify the robustness assay's purpose? I had trouble understanding "tolerances of a gene or set of genes to changes in expression level".
  • Yunle Huang 23:06, 4 April 2013 (EDT):I think you're missing the citation for the caffeine paper.