Publication Date

1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Starzyk, Marvin J.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Thermus aquaticus||Thermophilic bacteria

Abstract

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.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [66]-76.

Extent

76 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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