E. coli preservation

Jim Kami jakami at ucdavis.edu
Mon Jun 11 14:47:47 EST 2001


Hi,
    Does anyone know of a good method for preserving E. coli cells for
long periods (several years) at room temperature ? We are currently
developing several BAC libraries and storing the primary plates at -70C,
however, we are in California and can not be certain of  a continuous
electrical supply. (note: the latest, most popular, handheld, electronic
device sweeping the state is the flashlight) Any ideas would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks

Jim Kami
Dept of Agronomy
University of California
Davis, California  95616




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