Bacterial Culture Fundamentals: How to Address Common Propagation Challenges

Thu, October 29, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


Throughout the centuries, bacteria have evolved to survive in a multitude of environments—from the scalding depths of hot springs to the coolant water tanks of nuclear reactors. While much is already known about these incredible microorganisms, the sheer diversity within Kingdom Bacteria challenges biologists as many species require specialized growth conditions. In this webinar, we will cover the various methods used at ATCC to achieve successful growth for a wide variety of bacteria, along with troubleshooting tips to ensure the propagation of difficult-to-grow strains such as Mollicutes and extremophiles.

Key Takeways:

  • Specific growth requirements should be tailored to ensure the successful propagation of individual bacteria strains. Different atmospheres, temperature ranges and other growth conditions will be discussed.
  • New bacterial isolates may present unique growth issues.
  • A rational approach to troubleshooting can ensure the resolution of poor growth.

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