Trying To Make A Growth Media

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« on: 30/04/2009 22:39:30 »
I heard I can make a bacteria media with potato slice. How can I do that ?

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« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2009 06:46:25 »
Here's one: Making Bacteria Media from Potato

This one is short and sweet:

Potato as an alternative culture medium for fungus and bacteria.

Peel a large potato and cut into 6mm thick slices.
Place potato slices in boiling water and boil for 1 minute.
Use sterilised tweezers to transfer each slice to a sterile petri dish and allow to cool.
Inoculate the same way as for agar plates.

Potato is particularly good for culturing microbes from soil.