On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 17:03:38 -0500, Marty <Sorry at NotTo.Day> wrote:
>>>> It seems only microbiologists use the term "kitchen" - I haven't found
>> anyone from other lab disciplines who use the term.
The kitchen is where one prepares food. Appropriate for microbiology
>>>>>>I strongly dislike the word "kitchen". I've been involved in media
>preparation for many years. I manage a laboratory using state-of-the-art
>autoclaves, balances, laminar flow hoods, pH meters, plate pouring
>equipment, digital dispensing pumps, and other sophisticated
>instrumentation. We make culture media to suppot the growth of organisms
>in the largest culture collection in the world. Our media/reagent
>formulary is currently at 3500 items and growing. I make it a point of
>correcting people when they refer to my laboratory as a "kitchen".
You are apparently not a chef. :-)
I would think it could be considered an honor that a good microbiology
media prep facility, with its art and technology, is called a kitchen.
ATCC should be proud of its kitchen!