E. coli preservation

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

    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


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

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