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[Microbiology] Re: How to identify Proteus

John Gentile via microbio%40net.bio.net (by yjgent At cox.net)
Wed Feb 7 22:24:34 EST 2007

On 2007-02-07 07:00:41 -0500, DeborahGissinger At aol.com said:

> Hi,
>  I see that you have helped others in identifying the Proteus genus. I 
> have  a quick question that I hope you can help me with. I've looked 
> everywhere for an  answer. I did a test on Proteus mirabilis and saw no 
> growth at 37 degrees  Celcius in glucose broth, and still no growth at 
> 20 degrees too. Is this  accurate. I realize it's not one of the main 
> identifying characteristics, but I  am writing a school paper and I 
> can't find an answer.
>  Thanks for your time.
> I hope to hear from you.
>  Deborah Gissinger
> E: deborahgissinger At aol.com

Before we help you with your homework please explain how you set up 
these temp studies. What is the broth you used, how old was your 
culture, what media was your culture on before you innoculated the 
broth. Did you try plated media like trypticase soy agar, or blood agar 
at different temps? Are you sure your culture was live when you 
BTW, Bergy's will list growth temps.
John Gentile
Newsletter editor
Rhode Island Apple Group

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