anything that kills bacteria but not yeast?
remaus at cedar.cic.net
Mon Sep 13 06:59:10 EST 1993
Michael Levin (mlevin at husc8.harvard.edu) wrote:
: Is there any agent that can be put in media which will discourage
: bacterial growth, but won't bother yeast? If you know of anything like
: that, please email mlevin at husc8.harvard.edu.
: Mike Levin
Yeast love to grow at pH 4 - 4.5; It's a very rare bacterium that will
tolerate such conditions. I would question my sources if the media recipe
called for pH > 6.
Recall that women get yeast infections, not bacterial infections because
the vaginal environment is acidic. Also note that they use "monistat" a
fungicide to retard yeast growth (not kill it). Antibiotics are not used
to treat yeast infections.
Former biochemist and grower of yeast.
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