E. coli preservation

Dima Klenchin klenchin at REMOVE_TO_REPLY.facstaff.wisc.edu
Fri Jun 15 22:00:59 EST 2001

Jim Kami <jakami at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

:I'd like to try lyophylization, but I'm a bit nervous about cross
:contamination in the 384 well we're using. Does anyone know if there exists a
:..2 um filter sheet that could be fixed to the plate before applying vacuum ?

I've seen somewhere (recent Biotechniques?) an ad for 
a "breathable" plate sealing film. They say it prevents
spils and cross-contamination, yet is well permeable
for gases. If true, sounds like exactly what you are
looking for. 

IMO, lyophylization should work. At least some bugs
will survive. 

        - Dima

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