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For PJAS I want to do an experiment on the effectiveness of oil eating bacteria at diff temp and pH's. Can you recommend a supplier of alcanivorax borkemenisis? I only found one (ATCC) and it was expensive! Can I use psuedomonas? What type of oil would be closest to crude oil? I am going to measure the weight which should decrease due to microbial respiration. How can I measure CO2 given off? Thanks!
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- Project Question: For PJAS I want to do an experiment on the effectiveness of oil eating bacteria at different temperatures and PH's. Can you recommend a supplier of alcanivorax borkumenisis? I only found one( ATCC) and it was expensive! Can I use pseudomonas? If I can't get crude oil, what other types of oil would be the closest to crude oil I am going to measure the weight which should decrease due to the microbial respiration. How could I measure the CO2 given off in the respiration? Thanks!
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This sounds like a great experiment. I would recommend looking at this pdf to help guide you in an experimental set-up.www.powayusd.com/online/.../Oil%20Degra ... crobes.pdf
As seen in the above PDF, psuedomonas can be used for this experiment. If looking for inexpensive kits you may want to look at DNA Depot LLC.http://www.dnadepot.com/products/kits/302.html#prod
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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