Author Archive: Microbiologics

Surprising and Interesting Facts about Water

Water is our most precious resource, supporting all life on Earth. In celebration of National Water Safety Month, we have compiled a list of surprising and interesting facts about the miraculous chemical compound known as H20. For example, did you know one acre…
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Why Do You Love Working in a Lab – Your Responses

Happy Medical Laboratory Professional Week! Last week we asked why you love working in a laboratory. We’ve been blown away by all the inspiring and funny stories and photos we received. Microbiologists sure are a creative bunch! Scroll through the slideshow…
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Love and Science Trivia Game

Bacillus is a rod, C. diff is too, we love microbiology and so do you. This Valentine’s Day people all over the world will be showering their loved ones with flowers, chocolates and teddy bears. We’re showing love for our readers by…
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Ask Tech Support: What Bacterium Grows In Cold Temperatures?

Question: What bacterium grows in cold temperatures? Answer: Try Arthrobacter psychrolactophilus ATCC® 700733™*, Microbiologics catalog # 0260.  This species, a psychotroph, grows at a chilly 5° C. According to Modern Food Microbiology by Jay et al., a psychrotroph is an organism that can…
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Methods for Growth Success: Aerobic Microorganisms

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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