A question of concentration...

Justin Cobb jacobb at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 2 18:01:51 EST 2000


I think Matthias may be asking about ethanol concentration here.  How about
ethanol concentration in a Luria broth culture?

Justin Cobb

"Gram Stain" <lkjoihogn at tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:8rapea$kha$1 at news.tamu.edu...
> In article <39d8bae0$0$16597$7d5a4a58 at news.compuserve.de>, xanthos at ngi.de
> says...
> >
> >Hello to everyone !
> >
> >Does anyone know the highest concentration of alcohol salmonellae can
> >survive in??
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >Greetings form Berlin,
> >Matthias.
> >
> >
> Depends, on presence of other organic matter, pH, which alcohol,the
bacteria.
> No easy answer.  ON a nonporous surface, no organic matter, isopropanol,
> 70% should be optimum and do a reasonable job of disinfection.
> However, there are complex survival curves that approach zero but ,,,
>
> As I said, no easy answer.
>







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