plant physiology labs

David Brown dbrown at PTLOMA.EDU
Mon Jan 18 19:27:26 EST 1999


At 12:47 PM 1/18/99 -0800, you wrote:
>In an effort to persuade students (and faculty) that plant physiology has
>something to offer students interested in biotechnology, I am trying to add
>some experiments 
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Virginia,
	Get a copy of: 
Plant Biotechnology : A Laboratory Manual    by Robert J. Lebowitz 
Amazon Price: $37.55 Paperback Spiral edition (January 1995) 
 WCB/McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0697151190  Availability: This title usually ships
within 4-6 weeks. 

His lab manual does what you are talking about.

I tried the boxes but contamination was overwhelming. Kits
are available from some companies for laminar benches. 

You might want a video, try the URL:
	http://www.zeta.org.au/~brianc/pcc.htm

It is a good video and will help with asepsis but is in a 
non-USA format. The distributor in Australia are almost
incompetent. (sorry about the language)

If you do a complete Internet search for a search string
"laminar and airflow and bench and kit" I bet you will 
turn up something. I was in your position three years ago
and finally got a donation of biological cabinets and 
purchase two huge laminars from military surplus through
the State Agency for Surplus Property that are also on
the Internet at:

	http://www.drms.dla.mil/index.html

I also found student that had taken Microbiology were
self confident to extreme and unable to adjust to the
more strict asepsis required of plant media. I have to
almost reprogram them to avoid contamination.

Let me know if I can help by email.



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