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Need help to identifying uknowns substance

Post by blackpencil75 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:54 am

Now we are testing some substance on medium for micro-bacterial. We want to know how to distinguish (or demonstrate) that substance is nutrition or Growth Hormon. Thank

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Post by JackBean » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:06 am

Add it to one (or half) of the Petri dish and compare the number of bacteria ;)
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Post by blackpencil75 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:50 am

But both of them (Nutrition or Growth Hormon) help microbacteria growth. So how you can sure that substance should be Nutrition or that thing should be Growth Hormon.

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Post by mith » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:00 am

Remove food, add substance. Bacteria die without food.
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Post by JackBean » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:18 am

But they will also die without growth hormone, won't they?

BTW do bacteria even have growth hormones? Isn't that only case of mammals (or animals?)
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:43 am

what's a growth hormone in bacteria? as far as i know if you give bacteria food and oxygen they will grow indefinitely, they don't need any other chemicals to tell them to do so.
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Post by JackBean » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:02 pm

I think so too :)
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