motile marine microorganisms

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sat Aug 8 06:25:22 EST 1998


Motile bacteria.
Two things to try.
(1) Increase the agar content from 1.5% to 2.0% or maybe 2.5%. This 
makes it a bit of a pig to pour but reduces the aailability of the 
water.
(2) Try incorporating finely divided activated charcoal. Spreading 
(excess motility is often a result of the bug attempting to "swim away" 
from metabolic products. The charcaol adsorbs the product. Used to work 
for Proteus - might work for you.
Peter Harris
Centre for Articulated Contextualisation,
The University of Reading,
U.K.




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