soc abbreviation

Aawara Chowdhury via (by aawara from
Fri Jun 29 07:18:43 EST 2007

In <1183091644.27862.0 from>,
 ChenHA <hzhen from> wrote:

> Ricardo wrote:
>> Hi, does any one know what the S.O.C (from soc medium)
>> characters stand for???
> No one knows apart from the author of the paper, and he didn't bother to 
> say what it is.  From what I heard (I think originally from those worked 
> with him), SOB is exactly what you expect it to stand for, and SOC is 
> just the next one along.

This is from Doug Hanahan - the author of "J. Mol. Biol. 166(4): 557-580",
where SOB was first described.

SOB = super-optimal broth
SOC = SOB with the B changed to C for "catabolite repression", indicative
      of the presence of glucose.

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