BSA in bacterial growth media?
Dr Engelbert Buxbaum
(by engelbert_buxbaum from hotmail.com)
Thu Jan 24 15:55:07 EST 2008
Am 22.01.2008, 04:26 Uhr, schrieb WS <novalidaddress from nurfuerspam.de>:
> just have read in the cuurent kanamycin thread that BSA can be
> included in bacterial media formulations.
> Not having known that, I wonder now if I could convert some very crude
> BSA into bacterial food. Any comments?
> (having 1kg of almost black powder labeled BSA on the shelve,
> accidentally bought with the intention to use it for blocking
> westerns ...)
BSA is not particularly good as a blocking agent (milk powder of fish skin
gelatin are good), so feel free to find other uses for it ;-)
Bacteria will use the amino acids contained in this protein. I would
normally consider BSA too expensive for that purpose (trypton is commonly
used) but since you have some around...
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