C:N Ratio and ammonia production

Alan S. Wicks NAP-4 at worldnet.att.net
Mon Oct 18 16:07:45 EST 1999


We recently grew a bacterium in liquid meida using Difco
Tryptic Soy Broth.  When we harvested the bacteria we
noticed that there was a smell of free ammonia.  

Does this indicate that perhaps there was not enough CHO
source in the media?  If this were a compost pile that would
be the problem.  

Any ideas?

Alan S. Wicks
Northwest Agricultural Products
Pasco, WA

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