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by stopherlogic
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth curves question
Replies: 1
Views: 2868

Growth curves question

what is the best way to work out quantity of cells at specific time points from a bacterial growth curve performed by absorbance over time?

Thanks in advance.
by stopherlogic
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Salmon testis DNA and qPCR
Replies: 1
Views: 3774

Salmon testis DNA and qPCR

I have been trying to get up to speed with this technique and can't get my head around why Salmon testis DNA is added. I have seen quotes such as "this is used to estimate sample loss during DNA recovery and to identify presumptive PCR inhibition". Could someone give me more details of how...
by stopherlogic
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Last person to reply wins.
Replies: 8431
Views: 2143515

This is my moment :)
by stopherlogic
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: staphylococcus aureus and biofilm formation
Replies: 3
Views: 11386

Re: staphylococcus aureus and biofilm formation

A number of factors contribute to antibiotic resistance, genetic mutations can lead to the modification of the target for the antibiotic usually a protein (but not always) therefore making the antibiotic less effective. Other resistance factors include efflux systems that can pump the antibiotic bac...
by stopherlogic
Sat May 21, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: need help to identified bacteria
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: need help to identified bacteria

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology

http://www.amazon.com/Bergeys-Manual-De ... 0683006037
by stopherlogic
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microbiology Research Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 7683

Re: Microbiology Research Ideas

Probiotics are fairly current and a lot of research is being done into thier efficacy, maybe you could devise a hypothesis around that. One idea could be to try to recreate the acidic conditions of the stomach and test various probiotics survival.
by stopherlogic
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biomedical science masters degree personal statement
Replies: 0
Views: 1548

Biomedical science masters degree personal statement

I am currently applying for a masters degree in Biomedical Science and was wondering if anyone had any advice for what to include (or not include) on a personal statement. Any tips for making it stand out from the rest would be greatly apreciated. I have started off by talking about my interest from...
by stopherlogic
Mon May 18, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Use of Bacteria
Replies: 6
Views: 19277

Re: Use of Bacteria

It's hard to know where to start. I will have to be vague Disease bad, Uses in industry good (production of proteins from E. coli such as insulin etc).
by stopherlogic
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Help with T-Test
Replies: 1
Views: 1850

The analysis method seems ok. Just one question thing that confused me. Is species 1 (mixed with 2) not the same as species 2 (mixed with one)?
by stopherlogic
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: i confused to identify my new isolate..
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

I have worked with a different bacteria that produces the same pigment, it tends to lose its pigmentation over time from my experiences. It could also be to do with the media that you are growing it on see if the pigmentation is stronger on various media if you haven't already.
by stopherlogic
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Pymol
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

Pymol

Does anyone know of any good introductory books for using the software pymol. There doesn't seem to be anything out there.