Which would be better to use in an experiment and why?

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Which would be better to use in an experiment and why?

Post by gunslinger78 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:58 pm

To test the inhibition of bacterial growth with honey, should I use E. coli or B. subtilis? And why??

I know that they are very versatile and good for laboratory experiments, I think E. coli should grow faster and is more cheap?

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Post by DanielSan » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:13 pm

B. subtilis is the best-known gram pos. bacterium and E. coli is the best known gram neg. bacterium. However, B. subtilis is a harmless soilborne microorganism which has no relation to human health. Many E. coli strains, on the other hand, are dangerous human pathogens. So I would definetely use E. coli- but harmless strains such as K12.

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Post by JackBean » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:26 am

if you want to make it at least a little general, use both (or even more bacteria)

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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