[Microbiology] Re: How to identify Proteus
(by yjgent At cox.net)
Wed Feb 7 22:24:34 EST 2007
On 2007-02-07 07:00:41 -0500, DeborahGissinger At aol.com said:
> I see that you have helped others in identifying the Proteus genus. I
> have a quick question that I hope you can help me with. I've looked
> everywhere for an answer. I did a test on Proteus mirabilis and saw no
> growth at 37 degrees Celcius in glucose broth, and still no growth at
> 20 degrees too. Is this accurate. I realize it's not one of the main
> identifying characteristics, but I am writing a school paper and I
> can't find an answer.
> Thanks for your time.
> I hope to hear from you.
> Deborah Gissinger
> E: deborahgissinger At aol.com
Before we help you with your homework please explain how you set up
these temp studies. What is the broth you used, how old was your
culture, what media was your culture on before you innoculated the
broth. Did you try plated media like trypticase soy agar, or blood agar
at different temps? Are you sure your culture was live when you
BTW, Bergy's will list growth temps.
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