Lately we have been having hard time with ampicillin plates in our
lab. I can't figure out what we're doing wrong: we prepare stock
solution of 100 mg/ml ampicillin in water, and add them to LB medium
just before we pour the plates (not too hot) to a concentration of 100
or 150 ug/ml. Alas, there is a major problem of satelite colonies
growing around the resistant colonies when we spread-plate
transformation mixtures. Any idea?
Thanks for any input
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