[Microbiology] semi-solid inorganic support for culture media

Luzan Tatiana via microbio%40net.bio.net (by txl8326 from louisiana.edu)
Tue Apr 3 12:06:06 EST 2007

I am cultivating strict anaerobic autotrophs.  I need help with the 
inorganic support for the culture media. The silicate-based media (the only 
one that IS NOT based on organic compunds I found on the market) is very 
expensive. Another possible alternative would be bentonite -based media, 
according to the patent http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3935967.html 
They use 200 mesh bentonite as an immitation of agar. Does anybody have an 
experience of using this kind of inorganic substrate?

please, email me directly at txl8326 from louisiana.edu



  Tanya Luzan 
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Department of Biology
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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