About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.
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If you read other posts from the original poster, you will realize that he will soon enter in university and want to set up his own lab at home.
I guess that as many researcher I will gladly send strains to someone provided the postal address is obviously in a research center. I would never send it to a personal address. So the OP might never even receive an answer if he asks someone.
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Hi mehdi since you are setting up a lab, you would be investing in all kinds of agar mediums, stains, chemical reagents and buffer soultions right?
Most of the microorganisms that you need can be obtained by from samples collected outside the lab.
You can use serial dilutions, enrcihment, differential and various other culture techniques to seperate desired micoorganism and culture it to make a library of microorganisms.
To list a few:
01.Rhizobium species - soil, root nodules of legumes and rhizoshpere soil(soil stuck to the roots of plants). Use YEMA(Yeast Extract Mannitol Agar).
02.Actinomycetes and fungi - same source. Starch based medium.
03. Yeast - curd.
04. E.coli - Your own faeces
05. Chlorela, amoeba, euglena, paramecium - Pond water and planted aquarium.
06. Staphylococus aureus - Facial skin.
07. Pseudomonos sps and streptococcus from throat, nasal swabs.
08. Aspergillus sps from bread mould.
You are safe as long as you go for algae and protozoans are risky and bacteria terribly hard to control, they just don't listen to ya. Although I have listed some pathogens also, its strongly advisable to stay away from them in a rag-tag lab set up. In case you need pathogens go for it. As long as you have the required media to seperate them and feel you would become immune to it overtime or you can handle the infection.
All that i have just said will make no sense to you now. Maybe after 6 months into the course. umm...you gonna do microbiology right?
goodluck! to you anyway.
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