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hanging drop..

Postby newme » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:21 am

hello..
am totally new to microbio..
was wondering.. why do we look at the edge of the hanging drop for viewing motility of bacteria.....?
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Postby monny » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:45 pm

Thats bcoz, as the bacteria are alive, and if they bear any locomotory organelle, say flagella for instance, will try to move to the edges to escape the anaerobic conditions inside that coverslip. So, motile bacteria are often found on the edges to recieve oxygen.
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Postby 2810712 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:03 am

Note:This holds for aerobic microbes,
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