Starzyk, Marvin J.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Biological Sciences
Thermus aquaticus||Thermophilic bacteria
The recovery of Thermus aquaticus YT-1, an extreme thermophile, was enhanced when catalase, heat-inactivated catalase, or cellular lysates were added to either TAM agar or TAM Gelrite. There was a high recovery of T. aquaticus cells when 0.05%, of 100X concentrated broth was added to TAM agar. However, there was a decrease in the recovery of T. aquaticus cells when TAM agar was supplemented with heat-inactivated cellular lysate, 100X concentrated TAM broth (>0.5%), or spent-broth. Higher rates of recovery of T. aquaticus were obtained on TAM Gelrite than on TAM agar.
McCarthy, Patrick W., "Effect of various medium supplements on the recovery of Thermus aquaticus YT-1" (1987). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2743.
Northern Illinois University
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