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How to culture Cyanobacteria?

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How to culture Cyanobacteria?

Postby Freedom » Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:14 pm

Hey there,
For my school project I am recieving a culture of Cyanobacteria (Anabaena), I am planning on varying the levels of nitrates in the water of the bacteria to determine at what concentration of enviromental nitrates do Heterocysts form, however I do not know what kind of water the cyanobacteria like, could anyone please help?

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Postby iri_black » Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:07 pm

They are widespread in freshwater and also in damp soil. Certain species are symbionts in higher plants, e.g. Anabaena azollae in species of Water Fern (Azolla).
I don't think you should worry :wink: . Just add water (not sterile though :D )
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:17 pm

She is right. just take water from a pond :D Not mineral or still water :D :D
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Postby Freedom » Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:30 am

Thanks guys. :)
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