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Anne Thomas annie_t at ntlworld.yeah_right.com
Mon Mar 3 16:19:18 EST 2003

"Trond Erik Vee Aune" <trondaun at biotech.REMOVETHISBEFOREREPLYING.ntnu.no>
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news:3E636981.9080808 at biotech.REMOVETHISBEFOREREPLYING.ntnu.no...
> Anne Thomas wrote:
> > What about subculturing the swarmer onto a plate with a stronger agar
> > concentration? We used to use one (6% agar if I remember correctly)
> > would stop the swarmers.
> Does this mean that swarming bacteria spreads through the agar and not
> on top of it?
> Trond Erik

No, Proteus mirabilis, for example, grows as a discrete colony onstead of

Annie ;o)

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