pH optimum for bacterial growth

Brian_D Lanoil lanoilb at ava.bcc.orst.edu
Wed Aug 16 12:35:56 EST 1995


I find this whole discussion rather interesting.  There is a lot of 
discussion about which types of buffers are better, what pH the bacteria 
should be grown at, etc.  However, I really think that all of this 
depends upon what _type_ of bacteria you are trying to grow, doesn't it?  
After all, Thiobacillus ferroxidans, which actually requires a pH of 
about 3 or so to grow, would require very different growth conditions 
than E. coli, or even moreso for an Archaea that lives in a soda lake.  

I have lost track of the original poster's address, but I would like to 
know: what exactly are you trying to grow, and if it is environmental 
samples, what are you trying for.

Let me know what you think.

Brian

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