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Colin Davidson c.davidson at biotech.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 27 02:51:50 EST 2000


Yjgent <yjgent at aol.com> wrote in message
news:20000626212949.23797.00000788 at ng-fg1.aol.com...
> No it's not silly - I've found it a little frustrating. About 10 years ago
our
> mycologist tried lyopholysing all our fungal stocks - a couple of hundred.
It
> was a lot of effort that apparently went to waste. None of the hyphal
fungi
> ever grew from the vials. I don't know if it was a failure of the system,
but
> the Actino's and Nocardia's did well even after 10 yrs.
>
> I found the sterile water and the sterile oil to be equally good. Of
course it
> does help to sub culture them once in a while.

I've found actinomycetes to be pretty much indestructible. I've even wrapped
plates and put them straight into the freezer, and seem to get viable spores
afterwards.

As for fungi, I've found nothing better for long term storage than liquid
nitrogen.







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