I think my newest culinary obsession is kumquats. My PI made cheesecake with kumquat curd last week, and today we picked some from his tree. So now I have ~3 cups to play around with. I candied some and I think I'll try the fish recipe here.
My transformed cells are doing well. The only problem is that the control cells are also doing, well, splendidly. The possibilities at the moment are (1) the selection antibiotics are bad, (2) the control cells are not actually wildtype (will check this out Wenesday), or (3) lab voodoo. My money is on (3). (1) seems unlikely (the antibiotics seemed okay two days prior?), and (2) would mean that everything from that batch is garbage.