jmicales at facstaff.wisc.edu
Wed Oct 8 08:26:44 EST 1997
Sounds like Trichoderma to me - a very common contaminant.
Mercuric chloride is not a true sterilizing agent, just a surface
disinfestant. It would be better to sterilize your glassware in a
pressure cooker, assuming that you don't have an autoclave
available. Things aren't truely sterilized unless they are kept
at 15 pounds pressure for 15 minutes.
Forest Products Laboratory
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