Drought in Boston Area

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Tue Sep 5 12:32:24 EST 1995

Artifacts on plating. After a drought there might be problems if you 
just use a simple plating out technique. In 1976 we had a severe drought 
in UK and my Autumn term undergraduate classes grew scores of plates 
(from soil suspensions) which were just interesting collections of 
Streptomycetes and not much else! They had obviously survived, or even 
done a little better than survive, and were dominant. This would effect 
the chances of any other survivors coming up.
Just a thought,
Peter , Reading, UK.

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