How fast kills 70% ethanol

Enigl enigl at aol.com
Fri Oct 10 10:18:39 EST 1997

In article <Pine.SCO.3.96.971006080347.2126A-100000 at delta1.deltanet.com>,
John Chalmers <non12 at deltanet.com> writes:

> 70% ETOH is usual. BTW, ascospores of Neurospora
>crassa can survive this treatment occasionally.

The mold spores (conidiospores and ascospores) I've tested and _Bacillus_
spores are also not killed by IPA or ethanol.


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