Media for E.coli/GFPuv

Paul Monaghan p.monaghan at
Wed Feb 16 14:58:08 EST 2000

Can someone help?

I have transformed an E. coli with pGFPuv vector from Clontech. I am trying
to monitor the growth of this bacterium in real-time. One of the problems I
am having is the background fluorescence of my media. Currently, I am using
LB-broth which fluoresces like crazy.  I am not so sure what it is in the
media that fluoresces, I imagine it could be several things. Does anyone
have any suggestions on an alternative media that can be made easily or
better still bought pre-made that has a lower or no background fluorescence?
Any suggestions would be most appreciated



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