Author Archive: Kali Sorum

Kali Sorum has been with the Technical Support Team at Microbiologics for three years. She has vast knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry with experience working as a Pharmacy Technician for three years. Kali carries a Bachelor’s degree with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The Basics of Cannabis QC

Every year cannabis for medical and recreational use becomes legal in more places throughout the United States. As of 2017, 29 states and the District of Columbia (DC) have passed laws to legalize growth and distribution of the plant. Cannabis…
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Top 10 Microorganisms for Educating Students

Microbiology 101 provided my first exposure to live bacterial cultures in college (aside from those my roommates created in our minifridge). The distinct smell of an Escherichia coli culture, the unique green coloration of a fuzzy penicillium colony and the…
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Microbes That Help and Harm Your Garden

Plants and microbes have a love-hate relationship (I have a similar feeling when a long Minnesota winter causes me to delay planting my garden). There are many types of microorganisms that emerge in the spring and summer when we begin…
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Do You Know Influenza?

It’s the time of year when sniffles and coughs can be heard throughout the office and laboratory.  Did you remember to get your flu shot during all the holiday chaos? Influenza season is in full swing!  Keep your hand sanitizer…
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Methods for Growth Success: Microaerophiles

When growing microorganisms, several conditions including incubation time, temperature, pH, adequate moisture and sufficient nutrients (such as carbon and nitrogen) must be considered to ensure successful results. Even experienced microbiologists can run into growth issues with finicky microorganisms. With this in mind, we have…
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Methods for Growth Success: Yeasts and Molds

When growing microorganisms, several conditions must be considered to ensure successful results including correct temperatures and pH, adequate moisture and sufficient nutrients (carbon and nitrogen). Even experienced microbiologists can run into growth issues with finicky microorganisms. With this in mind, we have created a…
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