strepococcus question and cheap incubator needed-100 bucks or less

Richard A. Murphy U14663 at UICVM.UIC.EDU
Mon Jan 6 18:19:53 EST 1997

MikeLee writes:
> When a tooth gets infected from a cavity is the infecting bacteria
> strep mutans-the bacteria that causes plaque or S. Pyrogens-strep
> throat or some other one???i also need a cheap way to grow some strep
> cultures so i can test some antibacteria solutions.THANKS.
When a tooth gets infected following exposure of the pulp via a cavity,
the infecting bacteria are usually strict anaerobes, including,
Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, and several

The cheapest incubator for just growing bacteria is a shoebox put near
a source of warmth such as the back of a refrigerator or near a
radiator.  More elaborate incubators can be devised with a box and a
small (very small) light bulb.  It is important that the temperature
not get higher than 37 or 38 C.
Dick Murphy
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