OSHSPEPReadhead
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measuring E. coli

Postby OSHSPEPReadhead » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:29 pm

I am doing a science fair projects on sampling e. coli, and I need to know how to measure the e. coli in quantities
~OSHSPEPRedhead

SGelman
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Postby SGelman » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:46 pm

Hi OSHSPEPReadhead!

Your project sounds interesting, but your post is very vague. Could you post back with more details on your project and what exactly you need help with? Looking forward to hearing back from you!


-Susan

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Postby HeatherL » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:12 pm

Hi OSHSPEPReadhead,

If you are only wondering about techniques for counting E. coli, here are a couple links from the Science Buddies website to get you started.

Project ideas in microbiology:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring ... oBio.shtml

Information about plating on agar:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring ... Agar.shtml

Information about how to interpret agar plates:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring ... ates.shtml

Inoculation: How to Put the Bacteria You Desire on a Petri Dish
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring ... tion.shtml

Microbiology techniques and troubleshooting:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring ... ques.shtml

Good luck, and feel free to post back with more specific questions as you get started with your project! :wink:

Cheers,
Heather

OSHSPEPReadhead
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thx

Postby OSHSPEPReadhead » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:24 pm

thank you so much, it helped so much
~OSHSPEPRedhead


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