Can bacteria grow on MES as a carbon source?

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Can bacteria grow on MES as a carbon source?

Post by SRR » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:22 pm

Hi All,
I have recently made up AF6 culture medium with MES (2-Morpholinoethanesulfonic Acid).
The culture became slightly turbid overnight.
I have previosly tried a very similar medium with tricine instead of MES, but that didn't become turbid overnight.
I have done other experiments where I added similar nutrients, but acetate instead of the Good's buffer and that DID go turbid overnight.

Hence my question! Is there any kind of bacteria or other microorganism which can use a Good's buffer like MES as a carbon source?

I should mention that the tricine and MES both came from the same company, and that I have no training in biology at all.

Thanks in advance (I only say that since the forum rules don't allow me to directly thank a respondent.)

Shaun.

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