Thursday, September 4

General Genetics Lab !!!!!!!

I know I'm lazy.
I delayed and delayed this post for long time dy.
Time to post it up.

As a science UNDERGRADUATE aka PRASISWAZAH (perasan XD),
we have lots of lab work to do.
One of the most interesting one is the General Genetics lab
(i hate the chemistry lab so much, i just cant stand the stupid ****ing annoying irritating idiot).

We were required to cross the wild type and mutant type of Drosophila (fruit flies).
Last week, we finally get to see our result, which are the baby fruit flies.
(Apparently, i'm the mother and my lab partner is the father and the fruit flies are our children.)


Our so-called-babies~~~
and our family portrait - mummy, daddy and babies~

with the 'neighbours' LOL...

Then, we had to separate the males and the females,
and cross this F1 generation.

Poor babies lying in the bottle motionless after dipengsankan by us.

That's my lab partner separating the baby fruit flies using a brush cause they are so fragile that even a soft sweep might kill them.

The baby girls~

The baby boys~~

This is how it look like under the microscope :

Finally, the fruit flies were separated and we chose 10 males and 10 females to let them produce the next generation, which is F2 generation.

After finishing the Drosophila experiment, we proceeded with the human genetics experiment.

It's just a simple experiment where we had to observe some characteristics on each of us, including our earlobes, eye colour, hair colour, thumb, little finger, taste, colour blindness etc.

Then, comes the final and the really challenging one.

Blood type test.


This time, we have to poke our finger to get our own blood by ownself, and perform the blood type test.
I always wanted to do this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Poking with needle into my finger is no prob for me as I'm used to getting poked here and there for various reasons.
They provided us with the alcohol swab where we have to disinfect our finger before poking the needle.
The needle is sterile and sealed properly so we dont have to worry about bacterias or viruses.
Eventhough i already know what is my blood type but i was still very excited doing it. ^^
My lab partner helped me to poke my index finger and blood flowed out~
But my blood is not as dark red as the others and my blood seem much more 'diluted'.
I guess my haemoglobin count is lower than them.
I had to press and press and picit and picit my finger for the blood to flow out and drip it into the 'plate'.
But my blood is so 'diluted' that it flowed all over my finger and didnt drip onto the plate.


My fingers were the dirtiest T.T
After picit-ing my finger until it turned purple, finally i have enough blood to perform the blood test.
We drip the antiserum anti A and anti B to perform the blood test.
My blood type is B+.
So when my blood is mixed with the antiserum anti B, agglutination is supposed to occur.
I mixed my blood with the antiserum anti A, nothing happened, the mixture is still crystal clear.
Then i mixed my blood with antiserum anti B.

nothing happened T.T

*What the hell?????*

The previous blood test was an error?
Nah...I would have died if they mix up my blood type.
So i had to do another test for the antiserum anti B.
We waited for a moment.


I saw agglutination T.T

Stupid blood test.
Perhaps the antiserum they provided expired dy??

No idea.

Just relieved that i finally got it right.

The aftermath of the blood test...LOL

This is the mixture of my blood with the antiserum anti B.
Note the agglutination of the mixture.

This is another drop of my blood that we used to do the Rhesus test where we can test our blood is positive or negative.

Again, agglutination will occur when your blood is mixed with the dunno-what-name-solution-dy and heat it for a few mins, that's for Rhesus positive blood type.

Well, girls, whatever they do, they will never forget to take photos. LOL~

We kept ss-ing before the lab start and camwhored bunch of photos.

=====> pretending to be serious and professional (obviously we failed to do so)

======> The Internal Affairs 5 ????

=====> The BioInfo girls~

=====> Unfortunately, my head is half-blocked by one of the girls.


I had so much fun !!!!!

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