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Spicy Inhibitors Kit (with perishables)

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BeginningEasy to perform; requires no experience in microbiology.
For centuries, spices have been used to preserve foods because they contain natural substances that act as inhibitors. Students grow 5 food spoilage microbes on black pepper, clove, and chili powder agars and examine the inhibitory effect of these common spices on the microbes’ growth and/or sporulation. Kit materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3.

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BeginningEasy to perform; requires no experience in microbiology.
For centuries, spices have been used to preserve foods because they contain natural substances that act as inhibitors. Students grow 5 food spoilage microbes on black pepper, clove, and chili powder agars and examine the inhibitory effect of these common spices on the microbes’ growth and/or sporulation. Application to food spoilage prevention and the history of the spice trade is discussed and can be easily integrated into a multidisciplinary educational approach. Students practice aseptic technique and microbe culturing.

Time requirements:

  • Preparation: 20 to 90 min
  • Activity on day 1: 15 min
  • Activity on day 2: 15 min

Kit materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3. Kit ships with perishables included. Note: Keep bacterial and fungal cultures at room temperature; do not incubate or refrigerate.

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  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.

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Components Qty Included?
Bacillus cereus Plate Culture  1 Included
Escherichia coli Plate Culture  1 Included
Penicillium notatum Plate Culture  1 Included
Pseudomonas fluorescens Plate Culture  1 Included
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Plate Culture  1 Included
Plate Count Agar, 125 mL 1 Included
Black Pepper Agar, 125 mL 1 Included
Chili Powder Agar, 125 mL 1 Included
Cloves Agar, 125 mL 1 Included
Sterile Petri Dishes, 100 × 15 mL 50 Included
Sterile Applicator Sticks 10 Included
Autoclavable Disposal Bag 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Isopropyl Alcohol, 70% 1 Needed, Not Included
Waste Containers 10 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers 10 Needed, Not Included
Bunsen Burners (or alcohol burners) 10 Needed, Not Included
Hot Water Bath 1 Needed, Not Included
Microwave (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
Autoclave 1 Needed, Not Included

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