OP50.1

Carlos Eduardo Winter cewinter at BIOMED.ICB2.USP.BR
Tue Aug 26 16:16:35 EST 1997


Dear coleagues,

Upon reading your e-mail I remembered that we have made an electrophoresis
of NA22 (which some people also use as C. elegans food) plasmids. It has
a big plasmid of 50 MDa. Did you check for plasmids in OP50?

Good hunting,

Carlos E. Winter

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On 26 Aug 1997 fodoran at FALCO.GEOBIO.ELTE.HU wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Aug 1997 fodoran at ludens.elte.hu wrote:
> 
> Dear Liz, Dear Newsgroup,
> 
> Although we are going to send these data to the next issue of the
> Newsletter, let us share our results with you:
> 
> 			ANTIBIOTICS SENSITIVITY OF OP50.
> 
> Csaba Bognar(2), Tibor Vellai(1) and Andras Fodor(1),
> 1. 	Dept. Genetics, Eotvos University, H-1088 Budapest, Muzeum krt. 4/A,
> 	Hungary
> 2. 	Bela Johann National Institute of Public Health in Hungary, Department
> 	of Bacteriology, (OKI), H-1097 Budapest, Gyali ut 2-6, Hungary.
> 
> E. coli OP50 is used practically by everybody in the C. elegans Community
> as natural food for C.elegans. Our substrain what we use was kindly
> provided by Ian Hope in 1995. We have tested its antibiotics sensitivity,
> by the paper disc method routinly used the OKI. We used 30 ug/ml of each
> antibiotics tested. The filter paper discs are out on the center of the
> NGM plate seeded by OP bacteria. An inhibition zone develops, if the
> antibiotics is effective against the baccteria under test. Conventionally,
> if the diameter oif the inhibition zone is smaller then 2 cm, we conclude
> that the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotics tested. We tested 24
> antibiotics, as follows:
> 
> gentamycin; tobramycin; sumetrolim; chloramphenicol; tetracycline;
> ampicyllin; karbenicillin; cefalexine; cefamandol; cefuroxime; amykacin;
> netylmycine; azlocilline; mezlocillin; ceftriaxone; cefatoxim;
> cefroperazon; ofloxacin; pestloxacin; cyprofloxacim; ceftazidin; cefaclor;
> augmentin; and kanamycin. (Some of the names are probably written in very
> Hungarian; we promise the correct them in the Newsletter article).
> 
> Well, we found that OP50 was completely resistant to all these
> antibiotics.
> 
> I hope these data help Liz and other fellow Colleauges to work with OP50.
> 
> Faithfully yours,
> 
> Andras and his gang.   
> 
> > From:	MX%"ryder at WPI.EDU" 14-AUG-1997 16:32:41.88
> > To:	MX%"bionet-news at dl.ac.uk"
> > CC:	
> > Subj:	Re: OP50 Antibiotic resistance
> > 
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> > From: ryder at WPI.EDU (Elizabeth Ryder)
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> > To: "bionet.celegans mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at dl.ac.uk>
> > Subject: Re: OP50 Antibiotic resistance
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> > 
> > All I know is that it's NOT resistant to Amp or Kan.
> > 
> > Liz Ryder
> > Worcester Polytechnic Institute
> > Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology
> > Worcester, MA  01609
> > email:  ryder at wpi.edu
> > phone:  508-831-6011
> > fax:    508-831-5936
> > 
> > On Wed, 13 Aug 1997, John M. Hawdon wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi;
> > > 	Anyone off hand know whether OP50 is resistant to any antibiotics?
> > > 
> > > Thanks
> > > 
> > > John Hawdon
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
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