Viability of Bacterial culture at -4C

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Fri Mar 31 19:33:59 EST 2006


> Siddhartha Parida wrote:
> > Will bacterial culture stored at 30% glycerol stock be viable for 6
> > months to 1 yr at -4C , Generally it is mentioned to keep it at -80C

Glyercol is not needed for transient storage at -4C as bacterial cultures
will not freeze at that temperature.
My guess would be for 3-6 months, and again depending on the bacteria.

ST




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