EDTA in bacterial cultures

Ecolife ecolife at bellatlantic.net
Fri Sep 10 19:37:31 EST 1999


EDTA exerts an inhibitory effect on the growth of many microorganisms by
seqestering iron and other essential metal ions. It is often used as a selective
agent in bacterial growth media.

Lou Kovach
Ecolife Associates

Russell Farris wrote:

>         Is EDTA often used in culturing bacteria, and if so, what is it used
> for. Thank you.
>
> Russ Farris




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