Nicholas Landau nlandau at
Tue Feb 13 19:28:41 EST 1996

I have always seen slants used to store cultures on a solid substrate
for durations which do not require freezing.  They are better than
plates in this way, because their small surface area and air-tight
caps allow prevent them from drying out rapidly.

I have never run matings on slants, but rather on filter membranes.
Why are you running your matings on slants?

Nicholas J. Landau
Rutgers University
nlandau at

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