weird bacteria

newshound007 newshound007 at freedom.net
Fri Feb 28 07:53:17 EST 2003


trondaun at biotech.REMOVETHISBEFOREREPLYING.ntnu.no (Trond Erik Vee Aune) 
wrote in sci.bio.microbiology in <3E5F5AE5.1070001
@biotech.REMOVETHISBEFOREREPLYING.ntnu.no> :

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>newshound007 wrote:
>> trondaun at biotech.REMOVETHISBEFOREREPLYING.ntnu.no (Trond Erik Vee Aune) 
>> wrote in sci.bio.microbiology in <3E5F1556.7040703
>> @biotech.REMOVETHISBEFOREREPLYING.ntnu.no> :
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>>>When I streak the bacteria I only streak it at about one fifth of the 
>>>total area of the plate. The colonies are showing up in the vicinity of 
>>>where I have streaked, up to 1.5 cm away. 
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>> Solunds like hot loop "agar pop" to me.
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>You mean that the loop is so hot that agar splatters around and spreads 
>bacteria? No, this can't be the reason.
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>What I do is sterilize the loop in flame. Then I cool it by sticking it 
>down into the agar at the plate from where I take the inoculum. After it 
>is cooled down I scoop up some of the bacteria and gently smear them on 
>the new plate.
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>Trond Erik
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Just a guess on my part.  Trying to help.



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