microbial prevention

Jayakumar, R via methods%40net.bio.net (by R.Jayakumar At roswellpark.org)
Mon Feb 5 15:04:24 EST 2007

Remover the water and replace it with a large steel or glass trough with
water (1 X 1 foot trough is sufficient).  Then clean it with ethanol and
replace the water every other week (every week is a good practice).  
   Use of chemicals is always risky and may give out an unpleasant
odour.  But you could try putting some EDTA or a fungicide that is used
inside the incubator water jacket for the purpose.
Best of luck

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Subject: microbial prevention

Almost all laboratories have an incubator with water on the bottom. I am
wondering what chemicals are better suited to prevent growth of
bacteria, yeast, fungi, etc in it without damaging cells. Thanks!


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